|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Zell am See|
|License plate :||ZE|
|Residents :||2,704 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||31 inhabitants per km²|
|Postcodes :||5651, 5660, 5662|
|Area code :||06543|
|Community code :||5 06 22|
|Address of the
|Taxenbach municipal office
|Mayor :||Johann Gassner ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : (2019)
|Location of Taxenbach in the Zell am See district|
Taxenbach from the south
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
The community is located in the Pinzgau in the Salzburger Land in the middle Salzach Valley at the exit of the Rauriser Valley . Until the end of 2002 the community belonged to the Taxenbach judicial district , since 2003 it has been part of the Zell am See judicial district .
The municipality includes the following 14 localities (residents as of January 1, 2020):
The community consists of the cadastral communities Eschenau, Sonnberg, Taxenbach and Wolfbachthal.
The first written mention of Taxenbach comes from the year 963. In 1150 the lords of "Tassinpach" are mentioned, the first reference to a castle in Taxenbach . In the Peasants' War from 1525 to 1526 against the forest regulations of Archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg , the castle went up in flames. In 1778 the nursing office was set up, which later continued as a district court, but was finally closed on December 31, 2002. In 1850 today's political community was established. In 1938 Eschenau was incorporated.
Culture and sights
- Taxenbach castle ruins
- Catholic parish church Taxenbach hl. Andreas
- Catholic parish church Eschenau hl. Margaretha
Economy and Infrastructure
Agriculture and forestry, tourism, public services and the timber trade are the most important sources of income. Two Austrian long-distance hiking trails lead through Taxenbach , the Zentralalpenweg 02 ( Hainburg an der Donau - Feldkirch ) and the Rupertiweg 10 ( Bohemian Forest - Carnic Alps ).
The interesting hydropower plant of SAG Aluminumwerke Lend at the exit of the Kitzlochklamm should not go unmentioned . There is a historical horizontal-axis Pelton machine set from Oerlikon from 1902, a modern vertical-axis Pelton turbine from 2004 and two vertical-axis Francis turbine sets from 1954 as the most powerful units.
- Taxenbach elementary school, Högmoos elementary school, Taxenbach secondary school, Taxenbach polytechnic, Högmoos special education center
- Until the 2013/2014 school year, there was an elementary school in Eschenau, which at the end was still one-class.
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: 11 ÖVP, 7 SPÖ, and 1 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2009 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 11 ÖVP, 6 SPÖ, and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2014 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 10 ÖVP, 7 SPÖ, and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council and mayoral elections in Salzburg in 2019 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 11 ÖVP, 7 SPÖ, and 1 FPÖ.
- 1988–1993 Sebastian Bachler (ÖVP)
- 1993–2018 Franz Wenger (ÖVP)
- since 2018 Johann Gassner (ÖVP)
coat of arms
The coat of arms of the municipality is: "On a green mountain in blue, through which a brook flows, a castle, from which St. Andrew grows out of a green dress and a red cloak, a book on the left and a cross on the right."
- Peter Radacher (1910–2006), skier
- Andreas Schlick (1944–1972), mountaineer
- Aloisia Fischer (* 1954), politician ( ÖVP ) and farmer
- Josef Egger (* 1959), politician ( NEOS )
- Official website of the Taxenbach-Raurisertal tourist office
- Official website of the market town of Taxenbach
- 50622 - Taxenbach. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- Taxenbach . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Official website of SalzburgerLand Tourismus . accessed on March 11, 2019.
- A celebration on the occasion of the closure of the Eschenau elementary school. July 7, 2014, accessed March 29, 2016 .
- Sebastian Bachler . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Franz Wenger . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
- Johann Gassner . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .