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Thomatal (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : Tamsweg
License plate : TA
Surface: 75.68 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 4 '  N , 13 ° 45'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 4 '17 "  N , 13 ° 44' 55"  E
Height : 1030  m above sea level A.
Residents : 355 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5592
Area code : 06476
Community code : 5 05 11
Address of the
municipal administration:
Thomatal 1
5592 Thomatal
Mayor : Klaus Drießler (together for Thomatal)
Municipal Council : (2019)
(9 members)
A total of 9 seats
  • GfT : 9
Location of Thomatal in the Tamsweg district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Thomatal is one of the 15 communities in the Tamsweg (Lungau) district in the State of Salzburg in Austria with 355 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The community has been independent since 1891, is 1050  m above sea level and covers 75.68 km².


The municipality of Thomatal lies in the valley furrow between the Schwarzenberg and the Lungauer Nockberge in the Salzburg Lungau Biosphere Park and the Carinthian Nockberge . The Schönfeldsattel forms a transition into the Krems (Carinthia).

Community structure

The municipal area is divided into two cadastral communities or towns of the same name (area 2016, population as of January 1, 2020):

  • Bundschuh (5,118.19 ha, 35 pop.)
  • Thomatal (2,453.06 ha, 320 pop.)

Until the end of January 1962 the community belonged to the judicial district of Sankt Michael im Lungau , since February 1962 it has been part of the judicial district of Tamsweg .


The valley was first mentioned in writing in a purchase contract from Archbishop Wichard von Pohlheim . Finds of temple remains indicate a worship of the Roman sun god Mithras .

Thomatal has a long mining tradition. A careful observer discovers evidence of days gone by, such as B. the blast furnace with its museum.

coat of arms

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Blazon (coat of arms description):

In the blue shield on a green mountain of three a silver, round melting furnace , from which three flames blaze above .

Population development



The community council has a total of 9 members.

  • 1994–2019 Valentin König (Thomatal list)
  • since 2019 Klaus Drießler (together for Thomatal)

Culture and sights

  • Edenvest castle ruins
  • Catholic parish church Thomatal hl. Georg: Also a pilgrimage church, first mentioned in 1470. A statue in front of the parish church reminds of the most famous pastor of the Lungau, Valentin Pfeifenberger , it shows the pastor with the donkey during the Palm Sunday parade.
  • Blast furnace in Bundschuh


The place is ideal as a starting point for hikes in the mountainous landscape or for a relaxing holiday. In the Schönfeld winter sports area ( 1740  m ) you can go touring or cross-country skiing on the high-altitude trail.


Web links

Commons : Thomatal  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying, Regional Information, reference date December 31, 2016, accessed on February 19, 2017
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. Valentin König . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .