Schwarzach im Pongau

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Schwarzach im Pongau
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Schwarzach im Pongau (Austria)
Schwarzach im Pongau
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Surface: 3.2 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 19 '  N , 13 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 19 '17 "  N , 13 ° 9' 2"  E
Height : 601  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,493 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 1092 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 5620
Area code : 06415
Community code : 5 04 21
Address of the
municipal administration:
Marktplatz 1
5620 Schwarzach im Pongau
Mayor : Andreas Haitzer ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(21 members)
A total of 21 seats
Location of Schwarzach im Pongau in the St. Johann im Pongau district
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View from Alpendorf in west direction to Schwarzach and St. Veit
View from Alpendorf in west direction to Schwarzach and St. Veit
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Schwarzach im Pongau is a market town with 3493 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the St. Johann im Pongau district of the state of Salzburg in Austria .


The place is located in the Pongau Salzach Valley and is surrounded by the communities of St. Veit and Goldegg . The Salzach flows through Schwarzach. The highest point in the municipality is at 760  m above sea level. A. , the lowest at 590  m above sea level. A.


Opposite the Celtic - Roman settlement of Goldegg is a steeply sloping rock face, the Brandstättenbühel, in the municipality of Schwarzach on the south side of the Salzach valley. Artificially created areas for residential buildings in a hillside settlement were found on this plateau. Archaeological investigations of the site in 1957 revealed two periods of settlement. The first phase is in the urnfield culture to date (1300 to 800V. Chr.), Clay oven nozzles (orifices of bellows tubes ) and copper slag prove to connect to copper mining and smelting. After a settlement interruption, the next finds can be attributed to the early Latène period (480 to 280 BC). Graphite clay vessels, mainly in the shape of a bucket with finger dab decorations, are the dominant finds. The middle Latène period (280 to 190 BC) can only be dated with a few ceramic fragments, no objects can be identified even later. A termination of the settlement is therefore for about 100 BC. To assume. The objects are kept in the Salzburg Museum .

The place was first mentioned in 1074. Schwarzach was only separated from Sankt Veit in 1906 and raised as a separate village in 1908 to a market town , which celebrated its 100th anniversary in June 2006.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the community is: In silver a black diagonal right river , which is accompanied by a golden crown from which a red dragon's head grows, and below by a blue Benedictine cross .

The black river represents the black Ache (today's Putzengraben ). The dragon with the crown reminds of the family of Count (f) von Schernberg and the blue cross of the Benedictine order , which has been represented in Schwarzach for a long time.



The community council has a total of 21 members.



The place Schwarzach im Pongau is an important railway junction of the Western Railway and the Tauern Railway that begins here . Due to the favorable traffic situation and above all due to the construction of the Tauern Railway, the place became an important settlement area of ​​the middle Salzach valley.

Tauernkraftwerke AG , Color Drack (one of the most modern large photo laboratories in Europe) and Salzburger Aluminum AG (SAG) as well as the Cardinal Schwarzenberg'sche Hospital , the second largest hospital in the town, are among the most important employers in the town, which is mainly characterized by commercial and commercial enterprises State of Salzburg. This hospital became known in early 2009 when Dieter Althaus , the then Prime Minister of the Free State of Thuringia , was admitted seriously injured after a skiing accident in the Riesneralm ski area.

The Schwarzach Brewery , which was founded in 1847 by Prince Archbishop Cardinal Schwarzenberg and was privately owned for eleven generations until it was closed in 2008 , is also located in the village . Under the brand names “TauernGold”, “cools” and “Claro”, the brewery produced several well-known types of beer , Radler and lemonade .

The town center is relatively densely built. In addition to several small shops and inns, the townscape is dominated by the vicariate church and the hospital. A little above Schwarzach is Schernberg Castle , once the home of the archbishop's brewery, which today houses the Sankt-Vinzenz-Heim Schernberg as a hospital and care facility.

The so-called salt table can be found in the municipal office .

Culture and sights


  • Schwarzach im Pongau plays a role in several works of Austrian literature, for example in Thomas Bernhard 's first published novel Frost (Insel Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1963). A preliminary stage of Frost was called Schwarzach St. Veit .
  • The writer OP Zier from Schwarzach also relocated large parts of his 1996 novel Schonzeit to his hometown.


Web links

Commons : Schwarzach im Pongau  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Hell : The Brandstättenbühel, a hilltop settlement from the Urnenfeld and Latène times near Schwarzach in Salzburg. ArchA 24, 1958, p. 15 f.
  2. ^ Susanne Sievers / Otto Helmut Urban / Peter C. Ramsl: Lexicon for Celtic Archeology. A-K and L-Z ; Announcements of the prehistoric commission at the publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences , Vienna 2012, ISBN 978-3-7001-6765-5 , p. 1685.
  3. Max Bader . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. Alois Stöllinger . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. Hermann Steinlechner . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  6. Andreas Haitzer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .