Unken (Salzburg)

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Unken (Salzburg) (Austria)
Unken (Salzburg)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : Zell am See
License plate : ZE
Surface: 108.88 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 39 '  N , 12 ° 44'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 39 '1 "  N , 12 ° 43' 37"  E
Height : 564  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,917 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5091
Area code : 06589
Community code : 5 06 23
Address of the
municipal administration:
Netherlands 147
5091 toads
Website: www.gemeinde-unken.at
Mayor : Florian Juritsch ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(17 members)
7th 7th 
A total of 17 seats
Location of Unken in the Zell am See district
Bramberg am Wildkogel Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße Dienten am Hochkönig Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße Hollersbach im Pinzgau Kaprun Krimml Lend Leogang Lofer Maishofen Maria Alm am Steinernen Meer Mittersill Neukirchen am Großvenediger Niedernsill Piesendorf Rauris Saalbach-Hinterglemm Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer Sankt Martin bei Lofer Stuhlfelden Taxenbach Unken Uttendorf Viehhofen Wald im Pinzgau Weißbach bei Lofer Zell am See Salzburg (Bundesland)Location of the municipality of Unken (Salzburg) in the Zell am See district (clickable map)
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Municipal Office
Municipal Office
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Unken is a municipality with 1917 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Zell am See district (Pinzgau) in the state of Salzburg in Austria .


View over Unken from Unkenberg

Unken is located in the Zell am See (Pinzgau) district in the Saalachtal , near the Steinpass border crossing ( Kleines Deutsches Eck ).

Unken is located north of the market town of Lofer , from which it is separated by the Kniepass . To the east, the Saalachtal is surrounded by the Reiter Steinberge and the Reiteralpe with the famous peaks of the Three Brothers ( 1864  m ). The Chiemgau Alps with the Sonntagshorn ( 1961  m ) form the natural border to the north and east . In the valley of Unken, the Saalachtal widens into an alluvial valley basin. In the Heutal , the extension of the Unkenbach to the east, but which drains to the north in the direction of Ruhpolding , there is a small ski area with three tow lifts that reach up to the Dürrnbachhorn ( 1776  m ).

32 of the 70 forest districts of the Bavarian Saalforste or a quarter of their area fall into the municipality of Unken and add up to 4628 hectares, i.e. 42.5 percent of the municipal area of ​​Unken.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following five localities (population as of January 1, 2020):

  • Gfoll (254)
  • Netherlands (874)
  • Riding (200)
  • Toads (411)
  • Unkenberg (178)

The community consists of three cadastral communities (area 2016):

  • Gföll (7,061.09 ha)
  • Reith (2,087.50 ha)
  • Token (1,732.56 ha)

As in all rural areas of Austria, house numbers are assigned within the localities after the houses have been built (therefore, apart from the information about the localities in the address, they are not a guide).

Until the end of May 1923, the community belonged to the judicial district of Lofer , then until June 2017 to the judicial district of Saalfelden . On July 1, 2017, she was assigned to the judicial district of Zell am See .


In 1816, the Archbishopric of Salzburg , which was independent until 1803, and with it Unken, became part of Austria and was administered by Linz until 1848. After the revolution in 1848 the peasants' relationship to the landlords was abolished and in 1850 the community was founded.

coat of arms

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms reads:

“Shield divided diagonally to the right; above, in gold, protruding from the partition on a red transverse wall, a red gate with two blind windows; below, in black, a diagonally right golden post horn with a left-facing mouthpiece, black and gold lacing and two tassels. "

Population development


The community council has a total of 17 members.

  • 1984-2004 Kurt Sturm (ÖVP)
  • 2004–2009 Franz Ensinger (SPÖ)
  • 2009–2019 Hubert Lohfeyer (ÖVP)
  • since 2019 Florian Juritsch (ÖVP) - At the time of the election he is the youngest mayor of the state

Culture and sights


Sons and daughters of the church

See also


  • Josef Friedl: The rural toad with farm and family chronicles. 232 p., Ill., Gemeinde Unken, Unken 2000, 2nd updated edition spring 2011.

Web links

Commons : Unken  - 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. Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying, Regional Information, reference date December 31, 2016, accessed February 19, 2017
  3. Kurt Sturm . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  4. ^ Franz Ensinger . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. Hubert Lohfeyer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  6. Florian Juritsch . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  7. ^ The funding professional from the Pinzgau , municipal on September 20, 2019
  8. ^ Federal Monuments Office (BDA): Kramerwirt in Unken . October 2007