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City of Gmunden

Gmunden is located right on the north shore of Traunsee Lake in the Upper Austria lakes region. The city lies at an elevation of 425 meters and has nearly 16,000 inhabitants in an area of 63.49 square km.

What’s happening in Gmunden?

Gmunden is situated in the middle of the region, which is located on the northern edge of the Alps and extends over parts of the three federal provinces of Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. The city became known primarily for its Schloss Ort, a castle situated on the banks of Traunsee lake, which served as a film set for the TV series “Schlosshotel Orth”. The castle is one of the oldest buildings in the entire Salzkammergut, since it was already mentioned in documents around 900.

In addition, craftsmanship is deeply rooted in Gmunden because the decorative ceramic design in “swirly green patterns” was a big hit here: “Gmunden ceramics”. The first documented records of this ceramic art go back to the year 1492.

The region surrounding Gmunden is bordered by two mountains, the Grünberg at 1,004 meters and the Traunstein, located slightly further south at 1,691 meters above sea level. A cable railway, which was reopened in June 2014, runs on the Grünberg. From the Grünberg meadows, hiking trails with disabled access lead to Laudachsee, which are embedded in the recreational area on Traunsee lake and are found at 894 meters above sea level. There is also a summer toboggan run of 1.4 km in length (“Grünberg speedster”) on this plateau or a low ropes course. In addition, this is a suitable starting point for the demanding mountain tours on the Traunstein, the “guardian of the Salzkammergut range”.

In winter, you can find famous ski resorts nearby such as the two family ski areas Kasberg (Grünau im Almtal) with 21 km of runs and Feuerkogel (Ebensee) with 11 kilometers of runs.