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Piesendorf (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : Zell am See
License plate : ZE
Surface: 50.93 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 18 '  N , 12 ° 43'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 17 '31 "  N , 12 ° 42' 58"  E
Height : 785  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,816 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 75 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 5721
Area code : 06549
Community code : 5 06 16
Address of the
municipal administration:
Dorfstrasse 15
5721 Piesendorf
Website: www.piesendorf.at
Mayor : Johann Warter ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(21 members)
14th 4th 
A total of 21 seats
Location of Piesendorf in the Zell am See district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Piesendorf is a municipality with 3816 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Salzburger Land in the Zell am See district in Austria .


The municipality is located in Pinzgau in the Salzburg region.

Community structure

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

  • Aufhausen (593)
  • Hummersdorf (147)
  • Piesendorf (2072)
  • Walchen (1004)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Aufhausen, Hummersdorf, Piesendorf and Walchen.


Piesendorf was first mentioned in a document in 1147 as "Puesendorf". This name is derived from the Roman priest Boso. We know of the first settlements around the Nagelköpfl around 1500 BC. In connection with the first documentary mention, Friedrich von Walchen , who was also Archbishop of Salzburg, played an important role. In 1160 the first Walcher castle was built. In 1816 the Archbishopric of Salzburg , which was independent until 1803, and with it Piesendorf, became part of Austria and was administered by Linz until 1848. After the revolution in 1848, the relationship between the peasants and the landlords was abolished and in 1850 the community of Piesendorf was founded. Previously, the peasant class was male and had to hand over a large part of the income to the landlords.

The first mayor of Piesendorf was elected in 1860. In 1869 there were already 1352 inhabitants. The first school of their own was built in 1880, before teaching was taught in the sacristan's house.

Up to 1900 there were 124 buildings in Piesendorf. In 1970 the development made rapid progress, so that by 2002 1200 buildings had already been built.

Thanks to numerous companies such as B. SENOPLAST KLEPSCH & Co. GmbH (manufacture of plastic products, especially foils), as well as Dachbau GmbH Façade approx. 1000 jobs in Piesendorf.

coat of arms

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The coat of arms of the community is: In a split shield above in red a standing silver bull with bowed head in attack position, which is supposed to show the strength of the Walcher, below in silver a red alternating stage bar, which is supposed to represent the battlements on the former great Walcher castle.

Population development

  • In contrast to many other municipalities, the municipality of Piesendorf continued to grow after the turn of the millennium. This is due to the fact that both the birth balance and the migration balance are positive.


Municipal Office

The community council has a total of 21 members.

  • 1925–1938 Johann Kapeller
  • 1938-1945
  • 1945 Johann Kapeller (ÖVP)
  • 1945–1949 Anton Brennsteiner (ÖVP)
  • 1949–1977 Josef Bernsteiner (ÖVP)
  • 1977–1998 Peter Young (ÖVP)
  • since 1998 Johann Warter (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

Parish church Piesendorf
Branch church Walchen
Aufhausen branch church
See also:  List of listed objects in Piesendorf
  • Walchen Castle
  • Parish church hl. Laurentius from the 14th century
  • Branch church Walchen from the 13th century
  • Filial church St. Leonhard in Aufhausen from 1716


Tourism is the most important industry today.

  • SENOPLAST KLEPSCH & Co. GmbH: One of the most important companies in Piesendorf, which operates internationally and is based in Piesendorf.
  • Dachbau GmbH Façade: It is one of the largest roofers and façade builders in all of Austria.


  • Train: The place can be reached by the Pinzgauer local train.
  • Road: The B 168 runs through the village.

Web links

Commons : Piesendorf  - 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. ^ Statistics Austria, A look at the community of Piesendorf, population development. Retrieved February 28, 2019 .
  3. Johann Kapeller . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. Johann Kapeller . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. ^ Anton Brennsteiner (senior) . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  6. ^ Josef Bernsteiner (Piesendorf) . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  7. Peter Young . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  8. ^ Johann Warter (Piesendorf) . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .