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Kleinarl (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Surface: 70.41 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 16 ′  N , 13 ° 19 ′  E Coordinates: 47 ° 16 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 19 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 1014  m above sea level A.
Residents : 798 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 11 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 5603
Area code : 06418
Community code : 5 04 14
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorf 30
5603 Kleinarl
Website: www.kleinarl.at
Mayor : Wolfgang Viehhauser ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(9 members)
A total of 9 seats
Location of Kleinarl in the St. Johann im Pongau district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Kleinarl is a municipality with 798 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Salzburger Land in the St. Johann im Pongau district in Austria .


Jägersee at the head of the Kleinarl valley

The community is located in Pongau in the Salzburg region on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park .

The Kleinarltal is a valley about 20 kilometers long that stretches south from Wagrain into the Radstädter Tauern . The valley is traversed by the Kleinarler Bach (Kleinarler Ache), which then flows into the Salzach as Wagrainer Ache near St. Johann im Pongau . Districts are Hinterkleinarl and Mitterkleinarl. Vorderkleinarl is part of the Wagrain municipality.

The highest mountain in the municipality is the Faulkogel ( 2654  m ), but the most striking and at the same time local mountain is the Ennskraxen ( 2410  m ), also known as Krax for short. The river Enns rises in the immediate vicinity - on the Flachau side in Flachau .

The landscape of the Kleinarltal is characterized by striking limestone stocks on the right-hand side of the valley going out of the valley. In addition, the Kleinarltal has numerous alpine pastures and extensive forest areas. At the end of the valley floor is the Jägersee , on an elevated valley step at 1,762 meters above sea level the Tappenkarsee .

After storms in August 2017, mudslides disappeared and creeks dammed up to form 2 new lakes near the Jägersee. In the meantime (summer 2019) both lakes have been removed by the estate management at Jägersee.


While the Kleine Arl, a tributary of the Salzach, can be documented as early as 930, the valley of the same name, and thus the area of ​​today's Kleinarl community, was only made arable in the 12th century through the establishment of Schwaigen. The Kleine Arltal belonged to the Radstadt Care Court until the Wagrain Regional Court was established in the 15th century.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the municipality is: "In a green shield a golden twelve-ended deer antlers with grind, between the bars a silver six-spoke wagon wheel."



The community council has a total of 9 members.

  • 1994–1999 Johann Schwarzenbacher (ÖVP)
  • 1999–2018 Max Aichhorn (ÖVP)
  • since 2018 Wolfgang Viehhauser (ÖVP)


The tourist destination had 201,610 overnight stays in winter 2017/2018, in summer 2018: 135,559 overnight stays.

Culture and sights

  • The Gothic parish church of St. Laurentius was consecrated in 1443. The altar was created in 1775 by the sculptor Petrus Schmid . From 1984 to 1986 the baroque extension from 1775 was demolished and a new extension was made according to the plans of the architect Heinz Tesar .
  • Kleinarl rectory
  • In 2010 the new municipal office was opened. It is a contemporary building with an autonomous wooden body above the ground floor. In addition to the municipal office, the building also houses the Kleinarl tourist office as well as a multifunctional meeting room and traditional group room. The building, which was awarded the 2011 Salzburg Timber Construction Prize, was designed by the architect Kathrin Aste. The execution was carried out by the Kleinarl carpentry Guggenberger.
Natural monuments


Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Commons : Kleinarl  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. New lakes after severe weather orf.at, August 18, 2017, accessed August 18, 2017.
  2. Johann Schwarzenbacher II . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  3. Max Aichhorn . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. Wolfgang Viehhauser . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. Kathrin Aste . In: architektur im netz , nextroom.at. Retrieved June 15, 2014.