|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Zell am See|
|License plate :||ZE|
|Main town :||Saalbach|
|Residents :||2,859 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||23 inhabitants per km²|
|Postcodes :||5753, 5754|
|Area code :||06541|
|Community code :||5 06 18|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Alois Hasenauer ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : (2019)
|Location of Saalbach-Hinterglemm in the Zell am See district|
Saalbach-Hinterglemm seen from the Pründelkopf
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Saalbach-Hinterglemm is located in the Pinzgau in the valley of the Saalach , the Glemmtal , which runs from west to east . The area belongs to the Kitzbühel Alps . The highest point in the north is the Spielberghorn ( ), in the south the Hochkogel ( ). The local mountain is the Schattberg ( ). The next larger town is Viehhofen, about 10 kilometers away by road .
The municipality includes the following two localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Hinterglemm (1056)
- Saalbach (1803)
The community consists of the cadastral communities Hinterglemm and Saalbach.
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Saalbach
The oldest evidence of a settlement date back to 1222. The name Salpach in a land register of 1350 as the designation of a Meier court mentioned for the first time. The village of Saalbach emerged around this and became the economic center of the municipality.
Even before 1410 there was a church in the village.
Nevertheless, Saalbach remained a largely agricultural and poor community until the 20th century. It was not until after the First World War , but especially after 1945, that tourism , especially in winter, brought about a sustained economic upswing.
In 1987 the name of the municipality was changed from Saalbach to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
From January 22nd to February 3rd 1991, Saalbach-Hinterglemm hosted the Alpine Ski World Championships. For this purpose, a bypass tunnel was built for Saalbach and Hinterglemm.
The economic development can also be read from the development of the population. While the population rose only relatively slightly from 935 to 1018 from the census of 1869 to 1900, the next ten years saw an increase of 6.2%, which was followed by a decrease of −6.2% by 1923. Thereafter, the population increased again by 8.7% until 1934, stagnated until 1939 and has grown continuously since then (with increases of more than 25% in the 1950s and 1960s). Also between the penultimate census in 1991 and the last one in 2001 there was another increase of 8.6%. This is due to the positive birth balance (+300), which offset the negative migration balance (−60).
Saalbach-Hinterglemm is the seat of a Roman Catholic parish . 86.1% of the population belong to the Roman Catholic Church , 5.5% to the Orthodox Church , 2.6% to the Evangelical Church and 1.0% to Islam . Other faith communities each achieve less than 1%. 3.3% have no religious beliefs.
The community council has a total of 19 members.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2004, the municipal council had the following distribution: 12 ÖVP, 5 SPÖ, and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2009 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 12 ÖVP, 4 FPÖ, and 3 SPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2014 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 9 ÖVP, 8 FPÖ, and 2 SPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg 2019 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 15 ÖVP, and 4 SPÖ.
- 1987–1989 Helmuth Thomas (ÖVP)
- 1989–2013 Peter Mitterer (ÖVP)
- since 2013 Alois Hasenauer (ÖVP)
coat of arms
The coat of arms of the municipality shows “in a red shield two towering diagonally crossed golden skis, accompanied at the top by a silver snow crystal and at the bottom by three (1, 2) silver balls (St. Nicholas) resting on top of each other, the whole shield covered by a silver wave bar, the the Saalach symbolizes. "
Culture and sights
- Regular events
Officially, Saalbach-Hinterglemm is limited to simple cultural events with a rustic, touristy character. Some regular events are:
- Mountain Attack : An event in which ski mountaineering is practiced as a competition. This has been taking place every year since 1999 in January .
- Harley-Davidson meeting
- World Games of Mountain Biking: annually in autumn
- Rave On Snow: annual rave event
Tourism is the municipality's most important economic pillar. Most of the jobs in Saalbach are directly or indirectly dependent on it. The Glemmtal is one of the most important tourist areas in the state of Salzburg.
In Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the surrounding area there are 15 cable cars, 17 chair lifts and 24 drag lifts. In the municipalities of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn is the ski resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm / Leogang / Fieberbrunn .
270 km of slopes can be used for skiing and snowboarding , of which 18 km are black ( degree of difficulty ), 112 km are red and 140 km are blue. There is also a floodlit slope. There are 10 km of groomed trails with a high altitude trail on the Reiterkogel, ice rinks and toboggan runs with floodlights and ice stock shooting .
To prepare the slopes, eight reservoirs were created for the snow-making systems and around 700 snow cannons were installed. With the Alpine World Ski Championships in 1991 , Saalbach became an international giant among alpine winter sports resorts .
The following offers mark the repositioning of Saalbach-Hinterglemm as the valley of games in summer tourism:
- Käpt'n Hook adventure pool
- Devil's water
- Montelino's adventure trail
- Mount Kodok
- Schnitza's wood park
- High rope park
- Sons and daughters of the church
- Hans Enn (* 1958), former ski racer
- Bartl Gensbichler (* 1956), former ski racer
- Wolfgang Haider , Austrian politician (FPÖ) and innkeeper
- Sabrina Maier (* 1994), ski racer
- Hermann Rainer (1896–1983), politician ( ÖVP )
- Community website
- 50618 - Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- Saalbach-Hinterglemm . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Helmuth Thomas . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Peter Mitterer junior . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Alois Hasenauer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Saalbach Hinterglemm municipality, municipal coat of arms. Retrieved September 30, 2019 .