Traun (city)

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Traun (city) (Austria)
Traun (city)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Linz Land
License plate : LL
Surface: 15.49 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 13 '  N , 14 ° 14'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 13 '18 "  N , 14 ° 14' 23"  E
Height : 273  m above sea level A.
Residents : 24,756 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 1598 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4050
Area code : 07229
Community code : 4 10 21
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptplatz 1
4050 Traun
Mayor : Rudolf Scharinger ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(37 members)
14th 11 8th 
A total of 37 seats

Location of Traun in the Linz-Land district
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Aerial view of the city center
Aerial view of the city center
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

With 24,756 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020), Traun is the fifth largest city in Upper Austria ; it is located in the Linz-Land district . The southern city limit is the Traun , the northern one is Wiener Straße ( B 1 ). The responsible judicial district is the judicial district of Traun .


Traun lies at an altitude of 273 m in the central area . The extension is 6.5 km from north to south and 5.1 km from west to east. The total area is 15.4 km². 11.7% of the area is forested, 48.1% of the area is used for agriculture.

City structure

The urban area comprises four districts (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Oedt (3000)
  • St. Dionyses (2994)
  • St. Martin (6930)
  • Traun (11,679)

These four districts have grown closer and closer together due to the brisk construction activity in recent years. The fifth district is the village of Neubau (with 153 inhabitants in the Trauns municipality) on the border with Hörsching. The only cadastral community is Traun .


Traun has become a popular place to live, as the city has a good infrastructure, such as high quality of living, school facilities, large shopping opportunities, many sporting and cultural offers, district authorities and quick transport links to the nearby state capital Linz and the A1 and A25 motorways.

The city administration planned a modernization for 2006 and 2007. Across from Traun Castle, an area of ​​around 13,000 m² was purchased, and a new four-story shopping center with business, office and living space was built there. This should also give the city a new and representative quarter. In January 2007, the new center in the city center, which was livened up by business relocations, was opened.

The city of Traun has been a “ climate alliance community” and also a “bicycle - friendly community” in terms of a healthy environment .

Population development

Culture and sights


  • The gallery of the city of Traun offers visitors constantly changing exhibitions by artists (e.g. pictures, sculptures).


Catholic parish church in Traun
Traun Castle
Spinning mill Traun - culture.park.traun
Spinning mill Traun - culture.park.traun
  • Traun Castle : According to current knowledge, it is assumed that there was a castle in Traun as early as the beginning of the 12th century. It is still owned by the Counts Abensperg-Traun today . After years of hard work, the castle was revitalized and is now the cultural center of the city alongside the spinning mill .
  • Catholic parish church in Traun : The church in the center of Traun was built in the neo-Gothic style and consecrated in 1890. The architect was Raimund Jeblinger .
  • Evangelical parish church in Traun
  • The Catholic parish church of Traun-St. Martin was consecrated in 1960.
  • The Catholic parish church of Traun-Oedt was consecrated in 1989.
  • Traun / Pucking power plant: The power plant was opened on July 8, 1983. After the power plant was built, the Traunau meadows were revitalized and cycling and hiking trails were built along the Traun.

freetime and sports

  • Bathing center Traun and Oedter See: One of the most important leisure facilities is the bathing center Traun, with its indoor pool, outdoor pool, sauna and ice rink, as well as the Oedter Lake right next to it , which attracts thousands of bathers in summer and many walkers in the rest of the time.
  • At the Trauner Stadion (sports center) there is a large sports hall, which can be divided into three small halls, a hard court and two soccer fields (one main and one side field). The main field is bordered by a running track. On the west stand there is seating in the south curve and standing space on the east stand. The total capacity of the stadium is around 6,000 seats. Since 2010 the name of the stadium has been HAKA-ARENA.
  • From the western city limits to the railway bridge, the Traun is accompanied by an asphalt bike path, the Traunauradweg , at the railway bridge and leads a few hundred meters north, parallel to the river to the eastern city limit, from where the trail exists Possibility to continue to Linz. In a westerly direction you can go to Marchtrenk and further on. This cycle path is also popular with walkers, hikers, joggers and other recreational athletes, as it is an ideal local recreation area in the city with its many route options within the Traunauen.

Regular events

  • In the spinning mill , guests are offered cabaret, cabaret, concerts (e.g. rock, pop, alternative, a cappella ), theater projects from the Traun schools and more.
  • Since the opening of the renovated Traun Castle , events have been held in the newly created “ Schönberg Hall ”, with the main focus being on classical music and performance.
  • The " Trauner Culture Days " take place in early summer .
  • In summer, open-air rock concerts under the title “ FR.IZ ” (Friday in the center) are held on the Pfarrplatz.
  • The farmers' market with regional specialties, held every Friday afternoon in the former pedestrian zone (Linzer Straße), is a magnet for the population of Traun and the surrounding area.
  • On the last Saturday in July, the popular “Traun-Vinum” takes place in the city center, where Austria's best winemakers present and serve their best wines.
  • Every year in September the Trauner Fest takes place in the hall of the sports center and the parking lot and the meadow south of the stadium.
  • The Easter market on Palm Saturday and Palm Sunday in the castle courtyard has already become a traditional and loved institution for many visitors.
  • On the 1st weekend in Advent, a Christmas market is held in the atmospheric courtyard of the castle.

Economy and Infrastructure

In the Census of the Statistics Austria with date May 15, 2001 were (including 12 with more than 100 and 6 with more than 200 employees) counted 892 workplaces with a total of 10,029 employees. That is 21.9 percent more employers than in 1991, but two percent fewer employees.

Established businesses

The best-known company based here is the PEZ inventor and manufacturer Haas . Important industrial companies are Internorm (window manufacturer), delfort (paper factory, cigarette paper manufacturer for mouthpiece paper), Gabler Band (manufacturer of textile accessories), HAKA Küche (kitchen manufacturer), Transgourmet Austria (formerly C + C Pfeiffer, food wholesalers, pick-up wholesalers), Laska (meat processing machines) , Voith (crane construction), C. Bergmann (building materials company), as well as many medium-sized companies.


Traun train station
Stop at Schloss Traun on tram line 4

The city can be reached via the West Autobahn A 1 and the Wels Autobahn A 25 via the Ansfelden and Traun junctions . Other important streets are Wiener Strasse ( B 1 ) and Kremstal Strasse ( B 139 ). The Traun bypass, opened in 1999, significantly relieved traffic in the center.

Traun train station and St. Martin train station are on the Pyhrnbahn (Linz – Graz). The “Blue Danube” Linz-Hörsching airport is nearby. Tram lines 3 and 4 of the Linz tram run via the Linz train station through Leonding , Pasching and via the Trauner Kreuzung (end of line 3) to Traun Castle (only line 4). The extension to the city limits was opened in February 2016, up to Traun Castle on September 10, 2016.

The four districts can be reached with each other and with the center via the 4 lines of the “City-Bus”.

In addition, Traun is connected to Linz and Linz-Land by buses operated by Wilhelm Welser Verkehrsbetriebe Traun . These and the city bus are linked to one another at the main square in Traun. Line 43 of the Linz trolleybus also serves the route from the center of Linz to the Linz city cemetery in the St. Martin district of Traun.

Due to its favorable traffic situation , the proximity to the provincial capital Linz and its economic importance, a lively hotel and gastronomy industry has developed in Traun.

Public facilities

Social facilities:

  • District retirement home with apartments that can be looked after and meals on wheels
  • Day care centers, kindergartens and after-school care centers in all parts of the city
  • Medical center with ordinations of various specialists

District authorities and institutions:

  • District Police Command
  • District Court
  • Local office of the Red Cross
  • District office of the AMS (Labor Market Service)
  • District office of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labor
  • The public library with books from all areas, CD, DVD is open to all interested parties.


The town hall of Traun, built in 1982, in 2005


  • Franz Reinthaler (February 1, 1860– January 6, 1867)
  • Josef Dorn (January 6, 1867– August 8, 1870)
  • Johann Leitner (August 8, 1870– October 30, 1873)
  • Josef Hörschinger (October 30, 1873– July 5, 1876)
  • Josef Ossberger (July 5, 1876– December 31, 1876)
  • Josef Dorn (January 28, 1880– February 6, 1882)
  • Wilhelm Lang (December 6, 1882– June 17, 1884)
  • Johann Roithner (June 17, 1884– July 21, 1887)
  • Heinrich Gruber (July 21, 1887– September 23, 1928)
  • Josef Oberegger (September 29, 1928– December 28, 1933)
  • Johann Mayrleb (January 13, 1934– February 13, 1934)
  • Alois Mayr (March 1, 1934 – March 1938)
  • Johann Stadler (March 1938 – September 1938)
  • Emil Schmöller (September 1938–9 December 1941)
  • Johann Zdenek (December 10, 1941– May 17, 1945)
  • Gustav Kögler (May 18, 1945– February 14, 1946)
  • Johann Mayrleb (February 15, 1946– June 10, 1958)
  • Franz Hannl (June 11, 1958– December 15, 1982)
  • Josef Famler (December 16, 1982– February 9, 1994)
  • Peter Schlögl (February 10, 1994– October 17, 2003)
  • Harald Seidl (November 14, 2003 - November 6, 2015)
  • Rudolf Scharinger (since November 6, 2015)

coat of arms

Traun coat of arms.svg

The municipal coat of arms is described as follows :

Split by silver and black with an adjoining Antonius cross in alternating colors .

Municipality colors: red and white

The coat of arms designed by Franz Krenn from Traun was awarded to the community on February 15, 1971. It is based on the master shield of the Lords of Traun, later Counts of Abensperg and Traun , and shows a stylized "T", which is heraldically described as the Antonius Cross.

Due to the city elevation in 1973 there was no change in the municipal coat of arms and the municipal colors.


Honorary citizen

  • 1890: Franz Xaver Gruber, pastor of Traun
  • 1890: Rudolf Penner, Ministerialrat
  • 1900: Heinrich Gruber, Mayor of Traun
  • 1915: Count Hermann Attems , governor and district captain of Linz
  • 1916: Karl Knechtl, medic
  • 1917: Eugen Edler von Chavanne, district commissioner
  • 1917: Rudolf Lang
  • 1935: Otto von Habsburg , the honorary guarantee was revoked after the annexation of Austria .
  • 1942: Kajetan Schmiedinger, organist, teacher and director
  • 1946: Mark Wayne Clark , American general
  • 1982: Franz Hannl, Mayor of Traun
  • 1999: Josef Pühringer , former governor of Upper Austria
  • 2019: Franz Wild, pastor of Traun

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Traun  - 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. Honorary citizen of the city of Traun. In: City of Traun. Retrieved July 22, 2020 .