Goldegg in Pongau

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Goldegg im Pongau (Austria)
Goldegg in Pongau
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Main town : Hofmark
Surface: 33.07 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 19 '  N , 13 ° 6'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 19 '8 "  N , 13 ° 5' 59"  E
Height : 825  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,574 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 78 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 5622
Area code : 06415
Community code : 5 04 10
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hofmark 18
5622 Goldegg
Mayor : Hannes Rainer ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(19 members)
A total of 19 seats
Location of Goldegg in the St. Johann im Pongau district
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Goldegg , also Goldegg im Pongau , is a municipality with 2574 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the Salzburger Land in Austria .


Goldegg im Pongau with the Goldegger See

Goldegg lies above the Salzach in the Salzburg region. It is the westernmost and thus the uppermost of the communities in the Salzach Valley belonging to the Pongau district . Lend (Salzburg) in Pinzgau lies upstream , and Schwarzach im Pongau downstream . Goldegg is located on the north side of the Salzach mainly in two valleys whose streams flow east of the municipal area in the Salzach: The Seebach entfließt the 5 ha large Lake Goldegg in the central town Goldegg. The longer Wenger Bach flows north and parallel to it. The farms of Hasling and Schattau are scattered on the ridge between the two valleys.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 12 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Altenhof (420)
  • Floor (97)
  • Buchberg (58)
  • Enkerbichl (70)
  • Hasling (115)
  • Hofmark (464)
  • Maierhof (169)
  • March (328)
  • Mitterstein (46)
  • Oberhof (140)
  • Schattau (179)
  • Weng (488)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Buchberg, Goldegg and Weng.


On a slope terrace above the Salzach between Schwarzach and Taxenbach, a Celtic - Roman hill settlement of the Ambisonts from the Latène period was found. From here a pass road led through the Gastein Valley to Teurnia in Carinthia . The settlement was protected on two sides by broken rocks, the other two sides had a dry stone wall with a gate system for defense. The settlement was also used in Roman times until at least AD 200. Numerous Celtic iron arrowheads deformed by impact and shield bosses with damage from blows indicate warlike events in and around the complex. A temporal connection to the Roman conquest of the area can be assumed to be certain based on the dating of the finds. The found objects are now in the Salzburg Museum Carolino Augusteum .

Goldegg Castle, presumably built in the 14th century, was converted into a KuK Rentamts building in 1821 and the former castle chapel was converted into a bailiff's house. Until 1854 the castle was the seat of the Salzburg nursing court clerk . In 1856, Emperor Franz Josef donated the interior of the knight's hall to the Carolino Augusteum Museum.

In 1850 the communities Goldegg and Weng were founded. Weng was incorporated into Goldegg in 1938.

The Goldegg deserters

At the time of National Socialism and World War II , some local opponents of the regime and deserters, more or less led by Karl Rupitsch , banded together and hid from the National Socialists in the nearby mountains . They were linked by the conviction that they had nothing in common with the National Socialists and that they did not want to be involved in their atrocities. The local Gestapo searched in vain for the "Goldegg deserters" several times. Only when she a Halleiner SS - battalion called for help to the deserters to find they were finally successful. Most of them were then deported to concentration camps, while two more, the Hochleitner brothers, were murdered on their backs by two notoriously cruel SS men near the Böndlsee .

At that time the Goldeggers were divided about the deserters. This is still partly the case today. In Goldegg the majority spoke out against them, in the current district of Weng the majority in favor of the deserters. It was not until the summer of 2018 that the local council decided to rewrite that part of the local chronicle that deals with these events - in which the deserters are referred to as "land plagues". After a long discussion between surviving relatives and victims and the rest of the population, copper memorial plaques were placed on the two pillars of the cemetery entrance in the summer of 2014, and a memorial stone was unveiled a little later. The memorial stone is located on the area of ​​the Goldegg Rehabilitation Center (the regional health insurance fund, today ÖGK) after the municipality had not approved its installation in the courtyard.

In September 2018, this memorial was desecrated by previously unknown perpetrators. The events were published in 2018 novel Sweden tab of Hanna Sukare processed.

Detailed information about the Goldegg deserters and the memorial stone can be found on the homepage of the "Association of Friends of the Deserters Monument in Goldegg - Platform for Regional Culture of Remembrance".

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the municipality is: "In the red field a golden corner (tip), covered with a red dragon head and accompanied on both sides by a golden crown." Originally the coat of arms consisted only of the red segments and the gold-colored piece, Lindwurm and crowns originate from the coat of arms of the extinct Schernberg family , the parts were only integrated into the coat of arms by the Grafs.



The community council had 17 members until 2019, and now 19 members.

  • 1970–1988 Adam Stadler
  • 1988-2008 Alois Ammerer
  • 2008–2013 Hans Mayr
  • 2013–2019 Johann Fleißner (BIG)
  • since 2019 Hannes Rainer (ÖVP)


The Goldegger Buchberg ski area is part of the Salzburger Sportwelt in the Ski amadé ski association and has around 10 km of slopes with 4 ski lifts.

Culture and sights

Parish church hl. Georg with Goldegg Castle on Lake
See also:  List of listed objects in Goldegg im Pongau


Web links

Commons : Goldegg im Pongau  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. ^ Susanne Sievers , Otto Helmut Urban , Peter C. Ramsl: Lexicon for Celtic Archeology. A – K and L – Z. Announcements of the prehistoric commission in the publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences , Vienna 2012, ISBN 978-3-7001-6765-5 , p. 658.
  3. ^ Goldegg: Further discussion on Nazi commemoration. from February 22, 2014.
  4. Goldegg: Nazi memorial stone revealed of August 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Goldegg: Unknown desecration memorial stone for deserters. In: Salzburger Nachrichten . 3rd September 2018.
  6. author Hanna Sukare sets finger on wounds of local history . Article dated September 14, 2018, accessed April 11, 2019.
  7. Excitement about the smear campaign in Goldegg: Is the new book the trigger? In: Salzburger Nachrichten . September 4, 2018, accessed April 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Association of Friends of the Desert Monument in Goldegg - platform for regional culture of remembrance
  9. Adam Stadler . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  10. Alois Ammerer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  11. ABCDEFGH . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  12. Johann Fleißner . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  13. Ski regions: Filzmoos - Salzburger Sportwelt . Ski amadé
  14. Ski regions: Goldegg . - with a piste map
  15. ^ Disturbances. A festival for Thomas Bernhard.
  16. ^ Dehio Salzburg 1986