Neumarkt am Wallersee

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Neumarkt am Wallersee
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Coat of arms of Neumarkt am Wallersee
Neumarkt am Wallersee (Austria)
Neumarkt am Wallersee
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : Salzburg area
License plate : SL
Surface: 36.31 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 57 '  N , 13 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 56 '43 "  N , 13 ° 13' 29"  E
Height : 552  m above sea level A.
Residents : 6,402 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5202
Area code : 06216
Community code : 5 03 24
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 30
5202 Neumarkt am Wallersee
Mayor : Adolf Rieger ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(25 members)
A total of 25 seats
Location of Neumarkt am Wallersee in the Salzburg-Umgebung district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Neumarkt am Wallersee is a municipality in the northeast of the Austrian state of Salzburg with 6402 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The municipality, which is located northeast of the provincial capital Salzburg and consists of twelve individual localities, is partly structured in a rural way. Neumarkt is a focal point of the region, the service sector is also economically dominant. The former market town was raised to a town council in 2000.


Neumarkt am Wallersee is located at 552 m above sea level on the east bank of the Wallersee around 22 km northeast of the provincial capital Salzburg in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung (Flachgau). The municipality is thus part of the Salzburg Lake District . Its maximum west-east extension is around 7.9 km, in north-south direction around 7.6 km. The area is 21.4 km², of which almost exactly a third (mainly the southern part of the municipality) is forested. Neumarkt is part of the judicial district of Neumarkt bei Salzburg with the seat of the district court.

With its location in the Salzburg Alpine foothills , the entire northern urban area around the lake is slightly hilly. In the south and southeast, with the foothills of the Grosse Plaike and the Kolomannsberg, there are elevations of up to around 1000 meters in altitude (highest point in the community: Lehmberg, 1027  m ). Their ridges form the municipal boundaries to Thalgau in the south and Oberhofen am Irrsee in Upper Austria in the east.

Apart from the Wallersee there are no large rivers in the entire city. The streams in the northeast drain to the north into the Mattig , all the others to the west into the Wallersee and then over the Fischach into the Salzach .

City structure

Neufahrn village

The city consists of the four cadastral communities

  • Neumarkt market
  • Neumarkt Land
  • Matzing
  • Neufahrn

The twelve individual villages and their population numbers (as of January 1, 2020) are

  • Lengroid (70)
  • Maierhof (86) including Edhof
  • Matzing (63)
  • Neufahrn (246) including Aring, Haslach, Neufahrn-strewn houses and Sendlberg
  • Neumarkt am Wallersee (4522)
  • Pfongau (391) including this mountain
  • Schalkham (548)
  • Sighartstein (102)
  • Sommerholz (126) including Brunnkehrer, Haltinger, Karlbauer and Wallester
  • Thalham (48)
  • Wallersee East Bay (44)
  • Wertheim (156) including Wertheim-Scattered Houses

The municipality is a member of the regional association Salzburger Seenland and the Seenland Tourismus GmbH.

Neighboring communities

The city borders the following municipalities:

Köstendorf Straßwalchen Oberhofen am Irrsee
(Upper Austria)
Köstendorf Neighboring communities Oberhofen am Irrsee
(Upper Austria)
Henndorf am Wallersee Henndorf am Wallersee
Oberhofen am Irrsee
(Upper Austria)


Neumarkt am Wallersee was founded according to plan by Salzburg's Archbishop Eberhard II around 1240. The decisive factor was the location on the northern border of the archdiocese , where the sovereign needed a “guard” to consolidate his presence. Within a short period of time, the Novum Forum (= new market) assumed a key economic position. The privileges that Neumarkt was endowed with - the toll law, the bar and trade privilege, the right of residence and the weekly market law  - contributed significantly to the fact that Neumarkt am Wallersee developed into an economic hub. The lively business traffic particularly favored the establishment of larger trading companies, restaurants , mills and tanneries . To meet the local demand for beer, no fewer than five breweries were built here .

The two Prince Archbishops Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau and Paris Graf von Lodron expanded Neumarkt into a fortress and border bastion in the 17th century. The Salzburg cathedral master builder Santino Solari was commissioned in 1638 to build the bulwark as a defensive structure . Neumarkt also became the seat of the Neumarkt nursing court .

The second coalition war in 1800 and the third coalition war in 1805 hit the community badly. Finally, the great market fire of 1879, which destroyed eighty objects, and the parish church fire in 1887 caused devastating damage to the people of Neumarkt. The community only recovered after the Second World War. More and more guests followed, and its importance as a central location and focus community for services in the entire region increased rapidly. At the request of the municipality, the Salzburg state parliament decided in 2000 to raise Neumarkt am Wallersee to the status of a municipality , which was implemented on September 24 of the same year, the Salzburg state holiday.

Population development

coat of arms

The city's coat of arms is: "In gold, a red, left sloping bar, in the upper field a silver, red-tongued lamb growing out of the bar".


City Office Neumarkt am Wallerseeq

The community council has a total of 25 members.

  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2004, the municipal council had the following distribution: 11 ÖVP, 11 SPÖ, 2 FPÖ, 1 other.
  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2009, the municipal council had the following distribution: 11 ÖVP, 8 SPÖ, 3 FPÖ, and 3 GRÜNE.
  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg 2014 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 10 ÖVP, 8 SPÖ, 5 FPÖ, and 2 GRÜNE.
  • With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2019 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 13 ÖVP, 9 SPÖ, 2 FPÖ and 1 GREEN.
  • Josef Loibichler
  • 1959–1984 Johann Rosenlechner
  • 1984–1989 Hans-Georg Enzinger
  • 1989–1999 Wilhelm Winter (SPÖ)
  • 1999–2014 Emmerich Riesner (ÖVP)
  • since 2014 Adolf Rieger (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

See also:  List of listed objects in Neumarkt am Wallersee

The place Sommerholz and the local baroque branch church of St. George are on the pilgrimage route Via Nova . A Georgi ride takes place there every two years . The Austrian section of the Way of St. James also leads through Neumarkt am Wallersee .

There are four musicians' associations in Neumarkt:

  • Trachtenmusikkapelle Neumarkt am Wallersee
  • Youth Orchestra TMK Neumarkt am Wallersee
  • Irrsbergmusi
  • Neumarkt musicians


  • Train: Neumarkt am Wallersee is on the Westbahn Vienna – Salzburg line. The place also has a station for the Salzburg S-Bahn . In addition, Neumarkt can be reached by post bus from the state capital Salzburg .
  • Street: The city of Neumarkt is located on Wiener Straße  (B 1), which originally ran through the town. A bypass was decided in 1982 and opened to traffic in 1989. The closest motorway connection is the connection to the west motorway A 1 in Eugendorf (Wallersee exit), around 13 km away .

Public facilities

In the education sector, Neumarkt has a school center with

In addition to the usual administrative and supply facilities of a municipality, there is also a district court in Neumarkt. The social facilities include a library and a retirement home.

sport and freetime

The city has several sports facilities (soccer field, tennis courts, volleyball court), and on Wallersee there are two bathing beaches as well as a surf school and a marina. There is also the possibility of boat and bike rental. There is also a campsite by the lake. There is a hiking trail leading around the entire lake. There are also hiking opportunities in the southern mountains. The Mozart Cycle Path also leads through Neumarkt , a cycle path that leads from Salzburg and Flachgau over parts of Upper Bavaria to North Tyrol.

Neumarkt also has a share in the Wallersee-Wenger Moor European protected area on the north bank of the Wallersee .


Honorary citizen of the community
  • Helmut Deinhammer, Vice Mayor 1992–1996 (since September 21, 2007)
  • Hans-Georg Enzinger, Mayor 1984–1989 (since September 21, 2007)
  • Hans Rosenlechner, Mayor 1959–1984 (since September 22, 1993; † January 19, 2003)
  • Matthias Schwab, pastor (since September 22, 1993; † March 5, 2008)
  • Wilhelm Winter, Mayor 1989–1999 (since September 21, 2007)
Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Commons : Neumarkt am Wallersee  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Information on the districts according to the official Geographical Information System (GIS) ( memento of the original from January 21, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. Johann Rosenlechner
  4. Hans-Georg Enzinger
  5. Wilhelm Winter
  6. Emmerich Riesner
  7. ^ Adolf Rieger . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  8. 571. Ordinance: Determination of the course of the B 1 Wiener Straße in the area of ​​the communities of Straßwalchen and Neumarkt am Wallersee Federal Law Gazette No. 571/1982
  9. 671. Ordinance: Abolition of a section of the B 1 Wiener Straße in the area of ​​the market communities of Straßwalchen and Neumarkt am Wallersee that has become dispensable for through traffic . Next search result Federal Law Gazette No. 671/1989
  10. David Egger takes over Salzburg's SPÖ. In: . May 15, 2020, accessed May 16, 2020 .