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|State :||Upper Austria|
|Political District :||Gmunden|
|License plate :||GM|
|Residents :||13,275 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||209 inhabitants per km²|
|Postal code :||4810|
|Area code :||07612|
|Community code :||4 07 05|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Stefan Krapf ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : (2015)
|Location of Gmunden in the Gmunden district|
Aerial view of Gmunden with Orth Castle
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
It has 13,275 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) and is the seat of the district administration of the Gmunden district . As the center of the Gmunden judicial district , it houses the district court . The city is known as the place of origin of Gmundner ceramics with its characteristic white and green flamed decor . During the k. u. k. Monarchy was Gmunden as a renowned summer resort , which the numerous villas testify. The city also became known in the 1990s through the television series Schlosshotel Orth .
Gmunden is located at an altitude of 425 m in the Traunviertel . The extension is 9.4 km from north to south and 13.5 km from west to east. The total area is 63.49 km². The municipality includes the north bank and a large part of the east bank of the Traunsee.
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- Gmunden-Ort with the villages of Eck, Ort and Traunleiten
- Beat beating and Tastlberg
Districts of Gmunden are Schlagen, Tastelberg, Traundorf, Traunleiten and Weyer. Districts are Karbach, Klamm and Traunstein as well as numerous individual locations such as inns, huts or hotels.
Due to its location in the foothills of the Alps , the municipality of Gmundens is surrounded by numerous mountains. The highest point is the Traunstein at 1691 m . It is considered the local mountain of the Gmundner family and is a popular hiking and climbing mountain. In addition, it guarantees enough drinking water.
The Traunsee takes up a substantial part of the municipality. Before 1900, the lake repeatedly caused floods. The whole town hall square was flooded several times. The watermarks with the respective year can be seen on some house walls and at Schloss Ort . At Ebensee the Traun flows into the Traunsee, at Gmunden it leaves the lake again. The eastern cadastral community of Traundorf is separated from the city center by the river.
The waterworks of the city of Gmunden gets its drinking water from two large waterworks: Traunstein West and Auwald. In order to be able to cope with the increasing demand for high quality drinking water, eleven municipalities in the districts of Gmunden and Kirchdorf have joined together to form a water association .
The area Gmunden one of the oldest deposits of Rhenodanubian flysch . In the area of the Gschliefgraben , the border between Grünberg and Traunstein , the Helvetikum emerges, where fossils have been systematically searched for since 1984. The ammonite species Hoplitoplacenticeras preyi was discovered here. A total of 35 types of ammonites were detected.
South of the Gschliefgraben is the Langbathscholle , which consists of main dolomite . The bizarre weathering forms of this rock are particularly evident in the Kaltenbach Wilderness. Immediately south of the Zierler Berg begins the Traunstein, which, as part of the Höllengebirge blanket, consists of Wetterstein limestone.
There are frequent landslides in the Gschliefgraben. A concrete solution to this problem has not yet been found. In December 2007, the residents of the buildings at Traunsteinstrasse No. 239 to 303 had to be evacuated from the Gschliefgraben because of the risk of a landslide.
The original center of the city was the market square. However, it lost its importance in the heyday of the salt trade. As a result, the Rathausplatz became the city center.
Because of the mountainous surroundings, only a small area is available for building. Most of the available building area is used for residential areas with a total area of 220.9 ha . 11.6 ha are village area, 26.4 ha core area, 56.5 ha mixed building area and 21.1 ha special building area. A total of 68.8 hectares are available for industrial and commercial buildings.
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Gmunden
The first settlement of today's urban area goes back to the 5th century. The first settlers were fishermen. The settlement takes its name from the confluence of the Traun in the Traunsee and was initially called about * (ze) munten ('At the mouths'). The plural was used because the Traun was not yet regulated and flowed into the lake in several arms.
It is not known exactly when Gmunden became a town from a fortified market. Gmunden celebrated its town elevation in 1278. Gmunden was heavily fortified in the Middle Ages. Gmunden only got its own church around 1300. A regional court (today a district court ) already existed in 1217. The economic and political head was the salt minister or city judge.
The livelihood of the city remained the salt trade even in the early modern period . The economic situation of Gmundens deteriorated immensely in the course of the Upper Austrian Peasant War , the salt trade could hardly be sustained and looting was the order of the day. After a truce was negotiated, musketeers moved in .
During the 17th century Gmunden grew in economic importance as a supplier of warships. Because of the second Turkish siege of Vienna , thousands of refugees had to be taken in and fed, which is why the existing Turkish tax was increased considerably.
During the Austrian War of Succession , Gmunden and the surrounding area looked like a large field camp, although there were never any armed conflicts. The burden of quarters, first for the Bavarians, then for the French, and after the invasion of the imperial troops in Upper Austria were considerable.
At the beginning of the 19th century the end of the boom of the salt trade was looming, which is why it was important to find new sources of income. The development of Gmunden into a spa town and the legendary competition with Bad Ischl that resulted from it began. In 1862 Gmunden was named a spa town.
In September 1914 Gmunden took over the task of a hospital town . 190 wounded soldiers arrived and were taken to the hospitals set up for this purpose. Hundreds of wounded arrived in the months that followed. In 1916 there was a rapid deterioration in the supply of the population, which could not be improved for the time being.
On January 1, 1939, parts of Eck and Ort as well as Traunleithen and Theresienthal had to be ceded by the Altmünster community to Gmunden. As a result, the train station was also integrated into the municipality of Gmunden. Until the 1950s, the Altmünster community tried to get the ceded areas back.
In 1942 Gmunden had to take in hundreds of refugees. A year before the end of the war, Gmunden became a refugee town. The population grew to 30,000, a crowd the community could not handle. Although the city was spared bombing raids, the economy was in dire straits towards the end of the war. During the Second World War, Gmunden was also used as a hospital town. Of the more than 600 Gmundners drafted into military service, not even 13 percent survived the war. During the occupation , the US troops set up an espionage center. Many former SS men were also hired, as it was assumed that they knew about Soviet conditions. The city of Gmunden also benefited from the American reconstruction program.
In 2008 the decentralized state exhibition took place under the title “Das Salzkammergut”. The leading and overview exhibition was in Schloss Ort in Gmunden. In addition to Gmunden, eleven other communities in the Salzkammergut took part . For this purpose the Kammerhof Museum was expanded or rebuilt.
Due to the insufficient number of pupils, the previously independent secondary schools (Hebbel and Habert Schools) were merged from the 2007/2008 school year.
For 2007 there was a catalog of measures by the municipality. The most important projects included the expansion of the city center and the construction of the Lacus Felix lake hotel. The construction of the hotel was supposed to start in 2007, but after the liquidation of the hotel company due to financial problems, the construction project was abandoned in 2014. In 2009, the implementation of the so-called “station package” should begin, which contained the following plan: Since the Seebahnhof is being demolished by the hotel project, a suitable solution should be found - the most likely option is to erect a new building in the monastery area. The Gmunden train station is also to receive a modern central platform and the station building is to be renovated. The barrier system at the level crossing near the train station is to be eliminated by an underpass.
Culture and sights
The most famous sights of Gmunden are the Landschloss and Seeschloss Ort . The latter was also the location of the television series Schlosshotel Orth . The Seeschloss is one of the oldest buildings in the Salzkammergut (built in the 10th century) and was first mentioned in documents in 909 and later in 1053.
The Villa Toscana is not far from the Seeschloss . This building was built between 1870 and 1877 in the middle of an 88,000 m² park as the domicile of the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Maria Antonie of Naples-Sicily . Other castles in the vicinity are Cumberland Castle from the 19th century and Weyer Castle , which houses a permanent exhibition on Meissen porcelain .
On the Rinnholzplatz there is the salt carrier fountain , the only ceramic fountain in Austria, from which drinking water flows from the “Holy Bründl”.
In the parish church is the three king altar, which was created by the Bavarian-Austrian sculptor Thomas Schwanthaler around 1678. In the Capuchin Church , built in 1636, the high altar painting of the Visitation of the Virgin , created in 1753 by the Tyrolean Baroque painter Philipp Haller , is particularly noteworthy.
The Gmundner Marktplatz is located near the parish church . In addition to old houses, such as the first Gmundner Rathaus, which existed until 1301, there is also the city fountain with the city coat of arms. The town hall was built by an Italian master builder in 1574, with a ceramic chime from the 16th century, and underwent extensive renovations in 1925. When the city was founded, the market square was the economic and political center. In a lane leading away from the market square, there is the first pharmacy in the Salzkammergut, as well as the Pepöckhaus, in which the Klo & So sanitary museum has been set up since 1988 .
The Kammerhof , built in 1450 , once the seat of the Habsburg salt chamber and representative of the emperor, offers both historical and modern architectural elements. In addition to the city museum, there is also the Brahms Museum in the Kammerhof : Johannes Brahms often spent the summer months with the Viennese industrialist Viktor von Miller zu Aichholz in his Gmunden villa, after Brahms' death in 1897 he founded the first Brahms Museum in Gmunden in 1900 World.
The famous paddle steamer Gisela (built in 1871) is parked next to the Kammerhof at a landing stage for the Traunsee shipping company . The ship was named after the daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph , Gisela Louise Marie of Austria .
Another attraction is the Gmundner tram built by Stern & Hafferl . It connects the city center with the main train station and is the oldest, shortest and - with a gradient of 10% - the steepest tram in Austria.
In the Gmundner ceramics factory you can watch how the typical “green flamed” is created during factory tours. The influence of Gmundner ceramics is so strong that Gmunden calls itself the “ceramic city”. From 1997 the company, which had existed for more than 500 years, was owned by Maximilian Graf von Moy's family, made losses before 2014 and was sold to the MF Group, Anif by Markus Friesacher on August 1, 2018 .
Vineyard outdoor seating in the Traundorf district.
Today the city is a member of the Association of Small Historic Cities .
Arts and Culture
A cultural office was founded in Gmunden in May 1973 to promote coordination in the cultural sector. The city makes annual contributions to the promotion of music and monument preservation, theater and the museum.
Gmunden has a diverse infrastructure for cultural offers, for example:
- The Kammerhofsaal now serves as a multi-purpose hall and is used for lectures and dance courses, among other things.
- Another cultural reference point of the city is the city theater , which was built in 1872 and in 1913 there was also a cinema. In 1997 the theater building with its 420-seat auditorium was renovated according to the historical model, the arthouse cinema was modernized and now has 89 seats.
Permanent cultural offers in Gmunden
- Art forum Salzkammergut
- Salzkammergut Festival Weeks Gmunden .
- Ceramic weeks Gmunden
- Gmunden pottery market
- Ceramic Symposium Gmunden
- Cultural notes Upper Austria
- Gmundner Choral Society 1861
- Liebstattsonntag : An old custom in Gmunden is the annual “Liebstattsonntag”. This festival has its origins in the 17th century. It was founded in 1641 by the Passau bishop Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ,who was responsible for Gmunden. Liebstatt Sunday begins today with going to church, after which decorated gingerbread hearts are given to each other, which can be bought at the numerous stalls on Gmundner Rathausplatz. In 2006 the Gmundner confectioners bakeda huge gingerbread heart, which was cut up and distributed to locals and guests of the city. In 2014, the festival was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage in Austria .
- Mountain marathon around the Traunsee : since 1989 the mountain marathon "Around the Traunsee" has been taking place in Gmunden over 70 km and 4500 meters in altitude
- Ceramic symposium Gmunden : since 2003 this ceramic art event has taken place every two to three years;
- The annual Gmunden pottery market took place for the first time in 1989. The program for August 2020 has been reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic .
freetime and sports
- Gmunden has a tennis facility that belongs to the tennis club founded in 1903. These include nine playing fields and a tennis and squash hall. There is also a lido in Gmunden with a beach volleyball and mini golf course, as well as a public bathing area near the Seebahnhof. In addition to the Weyer Recreation Center , there has also been the Motorikpark , a fitness course for amateur athletes, since 2002 .
- On the outskirts of the city is the district sports hall, which is also sponsored by the Volksbank-Arena . This is, among other things, the venue of the Allianz Swans Gmunden , the multiple Austrian basketball champion .
- Next to the tennis and sports hall is the Gmunden ice rink, the home ground of the EC Traunsee Sharks, the EC Ice Rats and the EHC Ice Tigers Kirchdorf, all of which are in Upper Austria. Play national league. It is also the main training hall of the Gmunden ice skating club, from which the reigning vice state champion Manuel Koll emerges.
- The home games of SV Gmunden, which has existed since 1921, are played in the Alpenstadion .
- The city park, Kalvarienberg and Hochkogl are among the local recreational areas and natural monuments of the city. From the latter you have a good view of the Traunsee, the Grünberg and the Traunstein. The Toscanapark and the esplanade, which was laid out along the lake, are close to the city center.
- Other sports clubs include yachting, sailing, ice skating, skiing, shooting, karate, surfing, American football and diving clubs. In 2006 the Gmundner Rowing Club celebrated its 100th anniversary.
- The cultural associations include the Gmunden Chamber Choir, the Gmunden Artists' Guild, the Gamundien Faschingsgilde, the singing and traditional costume associations. In addition, the Pro Gmunden Tramway Association has existed since 1989 , which is committed to maintaining and expanding the Gmunden tramway .
Part of the municipality has been a nature reserve since 1963, which covers around 145 hectares and is owned by the Austrian Federal Forests . The area stretches from Gschliefgraben in the north over the Hohe Scharte in the east to the Lainau valley in the south. In the west the area is bounded by the Traunsee. This transition area between the Limestone Alps and the Alpine foothills has a large variety of biotopes , which can be primarily explained by the considerable differences in altitude (lowest point: Traunsee at 423 m, highest point: summit of the Traunstein at 1691 m). There are spruce-fir-beech forests, crooked wood belts, alpine lawns and rubble communities. In the area of the Laudachsee there is a high mountain pine moor and a silting moor with a known occurrence of fire and alpine salamanders .
The town's honorary citizens include generals and politicians as well as entrepreneurs.
sons and daughters of the town
- Johannes von Gmunden (1384–1442), mathematician and astronomer
- Joseph Geishüttner (1763–1805), Catholic theologian
- Franz Xaver Nippel von Weyerheim (1787–1862), Mayor of Graz and judge at the Vienna Higher Regional Court
- Ferdinand Moser (1827–1901), religious priest, member of the Landtag and Reichsrat
- Ferdinand Krackowizer (1851–1929), mayor and honorary citizen
- Josef Steyskal (1854–1922), composer and writer
- Adolf Fischer (1856–1908), painter and illustrator
- Friedrich Pesendorfer (1867–1935), Roman Catholic priest , Austrian writer , publisher , editor
- Ulrich von Württemberg (1877–1944), German officer, prince of the royal house of Württemberg
- Anton Gerhart (1879–1944), sculptor and plaque artist
- Adolph Johannes Fischer (1885–1936), academic painter, writer and important art collector
- August Pepöck (1887–1967), composer and conductor
- Oskar Hinterleitner (1891–1978), economic functionary and NSDAP regional economic advisor and president of the Linz Chamber of Commerce
- Rolf Reiner (1899–1944), NSDAP politician and SA man
- Theodor von der Wense (1904–1977), pathologist, university professor and rector of the University of Innsbruck
- Franz König-Hollerwöger (1914–1995), builder, architect, painter, ceramist, art expert and collector
- Franz Grasberger (1915–1981), musicologist
- Elfride Jagersberger (1919–2017), Franciscan missionary sister in Colombia
- Fritz Edtmeier (1925–1982), humorist and singer
- Lukas Matthias Lang (* 1927), architect
- Günther Granser (* 1944), President of the International Board of Trustees of the Organization for International Economic Relations
- Arnold Picot (1944–2017), German economist
- Hans Schavernoch (* 1945), stage designer
- Levente Szörényi (* 1945), Hungarian composer, guitarist, singer, lyricist, author of several rock operas
- Hans Kienesberger (1948–2019), painter, draftsman, photographer, sculptor and object artist
- Christian Wallner (1948–2010), journalist, cabaret artist and writer
- Erich Peter Klement (* 1949), mathematician and university professor
- Klaus Eberhartinger (* 1950), musician, member of the Austropop group EAV
- Heinrich Schiff (1951–2016), cellist and conductor
- Judith Gruber-Rizy (* 1952), writer
- Hubert Scheibl (* 1952), painter, representative of the Neue Wilden
- Edith Hagg (1954-2006), television journalist
- Wolfgang Neumann (* 1956), initiator of the Energy Globe Award , Upper Austrian of the year 2006
- Günter Patoczka (1956–2015), painter and set designer
- Marie Colbin (* 1957), author and actress; born in Gmunden
- Max Nagl (* 1960), jazz musician
- Andreas Berger (* 1961), athlete
- Thomas Schlager-Weidinger (* 1966), poet, theologian and historian
- Fritz Karl (* 1967), actor
- Doris Nussbaumer (* 1973), Austrian writer
- Georg Pollak (* 1978), moderator and program manager of the radio station Welle 1
- Sigrid Hutterer (* 1981), singer
- Thomas Binder (* 1984), film and music producer, cameraman
- Marina Hutterer (* 1984), singer
- Stefan Raser (* 1986), marksman
- Elisabeth Feichtinger (* 1987), politician ( SPÖ )
- Ingo Enzenberger (* 1987), soccer player
- Sabine Holzinger, singer in the Austrian band Seer
- Anna Hammel (* 1987), model and Miss Austria 2009
- Tom Neuwirth (* 1988), singer, travesty artist and Eurovision Song Contest winner 2014 (Conchita Wurst)
- Michael Gogl (* 1993), racing cyclist
- Florian Janny (1994–2019), ice hockey goalkeeper
- Maximilian Lahnsteiner (* 1996), ski racer
People with a relationship to the city
- Karl Ritter von Lanna (1805–1866), industrialist and railway pioneer; left in Gmunden Pensionatstraße the Villa Lanna building which is now owned by the Trauttenberg family is
- Friederike Countess Prokesch von Osten (1838–1906), German actress known by her maiden name Friederike Goßmann
- Josef Stern (1849–1924) and Franz Hafferl (1857–1925), founders of the Stern & Hafferl company (in Vienna), in 1893 the company moved to Gmunden, builders of the Gmunden tram
- Friedrich Ernst Brandt (1860–1921), photographer and founder of the postcard publisher FE Brandt
- Otto Gröger (1876–1953), titular professor at the University of Zurich and editor-in-chief of the Swiss Idiotikon , married, regular stays and deceased in Gmunden
- Ludwig Schmidseder (1904–1971), operetta composer
- Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989), Austrian writer, lobbied for the preservation of Gmundner streetcar one
- Stéphanie zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst ( Hitler's spy , 1891–1972). Her controversial career began when she won the 1904 Gmunden beauty contest
coat of arms
The official municipality colors are red-blue-yellow .
Blasonierung : "Four times divided gold in red three Küflen , the average greater in Silver a golden leftward loaded salt barge , in blue, a silver left floating fish, a fan shape arranged in Gold three green Seeblätter and red a rocky silver Three Berg . "
In 1593, Emperor Rudolf II gave the city of Gmunden an “increased and improved coat of arms”, which has not been changed to this day. The Küflen and Salzzille refer to the former handling and shipping of salt, the swimming fish on a blue background represents a char , which indicates the fishing industry. The lake leaves and the rugged mountain characterize the city's location on the lake and the nearby mountains.
The municipal council consists of 37 members. The last municipal council election in September 2015 resulted in the following allocation of mandates (share of votes):
- ÖVP : 20 mandates (49.75%)
- FPÖ : 5 mandates (14.6%)
- SPÖ : 5 seats (12.65%)
- BIG - Citizens' Initiative Gmunden: 4 mandates (10.20%)
- The Greens : 3 seats (9.63%)
Mayor is Stefan Krapf from the ÖVP. The city council , including the mayor, has nine members, six of whom are the ÖVP and one city council each for the SPÖ, the FPÖ and the BIG.
Since March 27, 2006 Gmunden has been an official climate alliance community . In the coming year there will be meetings where the different specialists of the city will discuss how to proceed to meet these goals.
The city of Gmunden has had the status of a climatic health resort since May 17, 1862 . In order to be able to maintain this, checks are carried out every ten years (air pollution, exposure to the sun, precipitation, etc.).
The inhabitants of Gmunden are significantly older than the federal state average. In Gmunden, for example, 15.6% of the population are younger than 15 years ( Upper Austria: 18.2% ) and 59.6% between 15 and 59 years old ( Upper Austria: 61.6% ). The proportion of residents over 59 years of age shows the greatest deviation at 24.8% ( Upper Austria: 20.2% ).
88.4% of the population have Austrian citizenship, 1.5% are other EU citizens, 10.2% other foreigners. The largest proportion of foreigners in 2001 was made up of citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina (3.6%) and the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (2.7%), followed by Turks (1.2%) and Germans (1.1%).
In 2001, 69.3% of the population committed to the Roman Catholic Church . There is also a larger community of the Evangelical Church AB in Gmunden , to which 7.3% of the population feel they belong, as well as a Mennonite Free Church with around 100 weekly worshipers (www.mf-gmunden.at). 5.9% of the population are of the Islamic faith and 3.3% are Orthodox . 10.3% are without religious belief.
Economy and Infrastructure
In the course of history, the economic center first moved from the market square to the town hall square, then to the edge of the city, the Salzkammergut shopping park (SEP). Due to the lack of space, only a few larger companies have settled in the city. The gradual settlement of shops of the big chain stores led to the extinction of all general stores in the city center. The construction of the Salzkammergut shopping park in 1975 and its further expansion in 2005 led to further business closings. The city policy tries to revive the city center through joint events through exemption from parking fees and the ambience. Now there are plans to renovate the downtown houses and a hotel is planned.
The most important Gmunden companies include Stern & Hafferl Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH, which operates trains, buses and the travel agency Stern Reisen, Gmundner Zementwerke, Energie-AG Oberösterreich, Gmundner-Keramik -Manufaktur, GEG Elektrobau, Laufen Austria and Gmundner Molkerei and Stern & Hafferl Baugesellschaft, a specialist in renovating old houses.
- Nikolaus-Lenau-Schule is a special school for (learning) disabled children, which takes on support and preparatory tasks for future school life
- six kindergartens (one of which is run by cross sisters, one attached to the Nikolaus-Lenau-Schule)
- five elementary schools (one of which is run by Sisters of the Cross, one attached to the Nikolaus Lenau School)
- two main schools
- Polytechnic school , is the only one in the district that is not affiliated with a secondary school, but operates independently
- two vocational schools: Here you can do an apprenticeship as an electrician, paper technician, nurse and in commercial professions. The focus here is on the food and textile retail sectors
- Commercial college
- BG / BRG Gmunden
- School location from Kreuzschwestern headed
In 1972 the Gmunden regional hospital was opened. This has six bed-leading departments and institutes for anesthesia and intensive care medicine and radiology. Since January 1, 2003, the hospital has had 355 beds and employs a total of 690 staff through the merger with the Center for Acute Geriatrics and Internal Medicine Buchberg. Since January 1st, 2002 the legal entity is the Upper Austria. Health and Hospital AG. The LKH Gmunden is currently being expanded. In autumn 2006 a center for magnetic resonance tomography went into operation.
In 1993 the "Verkehrsverbund Gmunden" (VVG) was founded, to which the city bus routes 1 and 2 belong in addition to the Gmunden tram . Later this "small" transport association joined the OÖVV (Upper Austrian Transport Association). As a result, further opportunities for funding by the state of Upper Austria were found and the city bus route 3 was set up. In addition, the Gmunden tram was extended from 2014 to 2017 and connected to the Traunseebahn, so Gmunden is sticking to the tram. Due to the tram extension, the Gmundner Bahnhof was also rebuilt.
City bus traffic is operated jointly by Stern & Hafferl Verkehrs-GmbH and ÖBB-Postbus GmbH. Furthermore, there are some regional lines from Stern & Hafferl, Postbus and Sklona, which connect Gmunden with its neighboring communities and beyond. Gmunden has its own train station , which is served by ÖBB passenger trains. In addition, the freight transport with the company Hatschek plays an important role, as it owns one of the largest cement works in the region.
Viewed in a historical longitudinal section, Gmunden was home to five train stations. Today, in addition to the main train station, there is also the passenger station, the horse-drawn railway station in Anna-Strasse (now a residential building), the Seebahnhof and Engelhof station . The "Traundorfer-Bahnhof" in Schlagenstrasse was demolished at the end of the 1970s, and in 2013 the historic Seebahnhof. For this purpose, Gmunden, as a visionary city, is to get the connection from the tram to the regional train, in order to create another attractive offer for passengers. That means a direct line from Vorchdorf via Gmundner Zentrum to the train station.
On September 1, 2018, the Traunseetram was opened as a merger of the Gmunden tram and the Traunseebahn. Since then, the tram has been connecting the ÖBB train station and Gmunden Engelhof train station four times an hour, with every second train continuing to Vorchdorf.
You can change to the Traunsee shipping at Gmunden train station.
All parking spaces in the city center are chargeable, outside the center not. Due to the lack of parking spaces, an underground car park was built. As it became known at the end of September, the municipality would like to buy these in order to be prepared for the 2008 state exhibition.
In the course of the demolition and new construction of the Traun Bridge (next to the mouth of the Traunsee) around 2018, a replacement bridge was built a few meters next to it for temporary use.
In the summer of 2020, the municipal council reacted to the burdens of day tourists arriving by car: From August 8 or 15, the city of Gmunden will charge € 22 per day for the 12 3 m wide parking spaces for mobile homes, pointing out that this is only legally compliant here at Toskanapark may be parked. The use of the slipway for boats is limited to locals - including neighboring communities - and tourists who stay at least three nights in the region and who have the Salzkammergutcard and are priced at € 25 per slip. Vehicle parking spaces on Traunsteinstrasse and Unter dem Stein become short-term parking zones with a time limit of 3 hours. Hikers who want to climb the Traunstein from here and do not arrive by bike or on foot must take the newly set up hiking bus for a ticket price of € 5.
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