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Pfarrwerfen (Austria)
Parish throw
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Main town : Village throwing
Surface: 38.15 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 27 '  N , 13 ° 12'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 27 '30 "  N , 13 ° 12' 20"  E
Height : 545  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,443 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 64 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 5452
Area code : 06468
Community code : 5 04 16
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorfwerfen 4
5452 Pfarrwerfen
Mayor : Bernhard Weiß ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(17 members)
A total of 17 seats

Location of Pfarrwerfen in the St. Johann im Pongau district
Bad Gastein Altenmarkt im Pongau Bad Hofgastein Bischofshofen Dorfgastein Eben im Pongau Filzmoos Flachau (Salzburg) Forstau Goldegg im Pongau Großarl Hüttau Hüttschlag Kleinarl Mühlbach am Hochkönig Pfarrwerfen Radstadt St. Johann im Pongau St. Martin am Tennengebirge Sankt Veit im Pongau Schwarzach im Pongau Untertauern Wagrain (Pongau) Werfen Werfenweng SalzburgLocation of the municipality of Pfarrwerfen in the St. Johann im Pongau district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Pfarrwerfen is a municipality with 2443 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Salzburg region in the St. Johann im Pongau district in Austria .


Pfarrwerfen looking towards Spareck
Pfarrwerfen with the Tennengebirge
View of the Salzach Valley to the north, the village of Pfarrwerfen and throwing with Hohenwerfen and the municipality at the Tennengebirge southeastern flank, behind the Pass Lueg
Dorfwerfen on the Salzach and the Tennengebirgsabdachung

The community is located in the Salzachpongau , in the Salzach Valley on the right and up the southwest foot of the Tennengebirge .

Community structure

The community consists of the cadastral communities of Dorfwerfen and Grub .

The municipal area comprises nine localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020)

  • Dorfwerfen (main town, village Pfarrwerfen ) - right on the Salzach (800)
  • Laubichl - via Dorfwerfen (314)
  • Ellmauthal - left of the Fritzbach at the beginning of the Fritztal (185)
  • Dorf - via Laubichl, on the road to Werfenweng (145)
  • Pöham - into the Fritztal (231)
  • Grub - via Pöham (109)
  • Maier - via Dorfwerfen towards the Tennengebirge (330)
  • Fiefdom - via Maier (192)
  • Schlaming - down the Salzach via Werfen, with the community part on the high plateau of the Tennengebirge (137)

The only counting area is parish throwing.

Until the end of 2002 the community belonged to the judicial district Werfen , since 2003 it has been part of the judicial district Sankt Johann im Pongau .

Neighboring communities

Golling an der Salzach ( District Hallein / Tennengau ) Scheffau am Tennengebirge ( District Hallein / Tennengau )
Throw Neighboring communities Werfenweng
Golling only borders on one point, in the furnace channel at Hochtörl


From the 5th century BC The area was settled by Celts , around 200 BC. Part of the Kingdom of Noricum , which was established from 15 BC. Roman occupation and around 50 AD part of the Roman Empire . After its division, today's municipality becomes part of Noricum Ripense around the year 300. In the 5th century, Roman rule collapsed, and in 488 Odoacer ordered the withdrawal of the Roman population from Noricum. The systematic Christianization began in the 8th century (see History of Christianity in Austria ), the Archdiocese of Salzburg was founded by Rupert von Salzburg , and in 711 the monastery "Cella Maximiliana" was founded in Bischofshofen .

Pfarrwerfen was first mentioned in a document in 1074 in a donation letter by Archbishop Gebhard von Helfenstein ( parochia s. Cyriaci , Parish of St. Cyriak) and since 1398 belonged to the Prince Archbishopric of Salzburg .

With the Peace of Pressburg of 1805 Pfarrwerfen came with Salzburg to Austria. On April 9, 1809, Austria started a war against France. As a result of the Austrian defeat, Salzburg temporarily fell to Bavaria ( Peace of Schönbrunn , October 14th), after the Congress of Vienna in 1816, Salzburg came back to Austria through the Treaty of Munich (April 14th).



The community council has a total of 17 members.

  • 1984-2013 Simon Illmer (ÖVP)
  • since 2013 Bernhard Weiß (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

See also:  List of listed objects in Pfarrwerfen



Sons and daughters of the church


  • Gerhard Walterskirchen: On the history of the organ and church music in the parish church of St. Cyriak in Pfarrwerfen . In: Barbara Reiter, Pfarramt Pfarrwerfen (ed.): Festschrift for the rededication of the historically restored Matthäus Mauracher organ (1869) on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the parish church Pfarrwerfen . Pfarrwerfen 2015, p. 11-16 .

Web links

Commons : Pfarrwerfen  - 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. Thomas Hochradner, Virgil Waß von Werfenweng: The churches of Pfarrwerfen · Werfen · Werfenweng . In: Archdiocese of Salzburg, Archabbey of St. Peter (ed.): Christian art sites in Austria . No. 455. St. Peter, Salzburg 1990, Parish Church of St. Cyriak in Pfarrwerfen, S. 6th ff . ( PDF; 9.14 MB [accessed on May 1, 2014]).
  3. Parish Church of St. Cyriak . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. Cf. Pfarrwerfen von Südwesten, first half of the 18th century ( Memento of the original from April 13, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Painting, unknown author, on, accessed June 1, 2014.
  5. Open-air experience 7 mills (
    Open-air experience “7 mills” ( memento of the original from June 5, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
    Info: The @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , in the Salzburg museum database online,;
    Mühlbachl in Pfarrwerfen in the nature conservation book of the state of Salzburg
  6. Station information Pfarrwerfen , ÖBB Scotty .