Wagrain (Pongau)

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Wagrain (Pongau) (Austria)
Wagrain (Pongau)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Main town : Wagrain market
Surface: 50.54 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 20 '  N , 13 ° 18'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 20 '0 "  N , 13 ° 18' 0"  E
Height : 838  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,121 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5602
Area code : 06413
Community code : 5 04 23
Address of the
municipal administration:
Markt 14
5602 Wagrain
Website: www.wagrain.salzburg.at
Mayor : Axel Ellmer ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(19 members)
A total of 19 seats
Location of Wagrain in the St. Johann im Pongau district
Bad Gastein Altenmarkt im Pongau Bad Hofgastein Bischofshofen Dorfgastein Eben im Pongau Filzmoos Flachau (Salzburg) Forstau Goldegg im Pongau Großarl Hüttau Hüttschlag Kleinarl Mühlbach am Hochkönig Pfarrwerfen Radstadt St. Johann im Pongau St. Martin am Tennengebirge Sankt Veit im Pongau Schwarzach im Pongau Untertauern Wagrain (Pongau) Werfen Werfenweng SalzburgLocation of the municipality of Wagrain (Pongau) in the St. Johann im Pongau district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Wagrain is a market town with 3121 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the St. Johann im Pongau district in the Austrian state of Salzburg .


Wagrain, core area around the market with Kirchboden in front, view in northwest direction towards the Hochkönig
The Wagrain valley widening towards the northeast, Kirchboden with the parish church

Wagrain is located in Pongau , about 55 km south of Salzburg and 8 km east of St. Johann im Pongau . In the district of Schwaighof is the watershed of the Salzach and Enns , the Wagrainer Höhe . The highest point is at 2037  m above sea level. A. on the fork on the southern edge of the municipality.

A popular excursion destination is the mountain Öbristkopf ( 1411  m above sea level ), a destination for the Salzburg hiking nobility.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following five cadastral communities and towns of the same name (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Courtyard (1323)
  • Hofmarkt (775)
  • Schwaighof (482)
  • Front Small (177)
  • Wagrain Markt (main town, KG  Wagrain , 364)

Counting districts are Wagrain market centers for the main town and its immediate surroundings, and Wagrain surroundings for the rest of the municipality.

Wagrain belongs to the judicial district of St. Johann im Pongau

Neighboring communities

St. Johann im Pongau Neighboring communities Flachau
Grossarl Kleinarl


Wagrain market square (1920)

The name Wagrain is made up of the two Middle High German words wac (moving water, river) and rein (rain, meadow, slope). 1243 is the Salzburg City Book Wakrein first documented in 1350 Wax Rain and 1382 Wakchrain written. Under the influence of the written language, the current spelling was finally used.

In the Middle Ages the area was a mining area.

Wagrain was the place in the archbishopric of Salzburg with the highest number of Protestant exiles . Over 80% of the locals preferred to be expelled (mostly to Prussia) over to convert to Roman Catholicism .

coat of arms

Blazon :

In red a golden tip in which a silver crenellated tower with a gate and two windows stands above natural water on a green bank .



The community council has a total of 19 members.

  • 1999-2018 Eugen Grader (ÖVP)
  • since 2018 Axel Ellmer (ÖVP)

Culture and sights


Sons and daughters of the church
People related to the community


  • Ortschronik Wagrain ; Volume I Wakhrein - The old Hofmark ; Volume II From the mountain farming village to the Salzburger Sportwelt Amadé , municipality of Wagrain ( web link ).

Web links

Commons : Wagrain  - 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. Eugene Grader (Wagrain) . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  3. Axel Ellmer . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .