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Mattsee is a market town at the eponymous lake in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Mattsee
View from the lake: castle and church
View from the lake: castle and church
Coat of arms of Mattsee
Coat of arms
Mattsee is located in Austria
Mattsee
Mattsee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°58′00″N 13°05′00″E / 47.96667°N 13.08333°E / 47.96667; 13.08333Coordinates: 47°58′00″N 13°05′00″E / 47.96667°N 13.08333°E / 47.96667; 13.08333
CountryAustria
StateSalzburg
DistrictSalzburg-Umgebung
Government
 • MayorRené Kuel (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total24.59 km2 (9.49 sq mi)
Elevation
505 m (1,657 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,263
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5163
Area code06217
Vehicle registrationSL
Websitewww.mattsee.at

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HistoryEdit

 
Mattsee in 1905

About 765 Duke Tassilo III of Bavaria established the Mattsee Benedictine Abbey, which became a part of the Diocese of Passau in 993 and was transformed into a college of canons. The Bishops of Passau had the Mattsee Castle built in the 12th century.

Under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Salzburg since 1807, the college still exists today. The abbey church, a Gothic building, has a rich Baroque equipment and a prominent 60m/197 ft high steeple added in 1766. Adjacent is a museum showing paintings of Johann Michael Rottmayr, an astronomical clock and an 860 grant deed by King Louis the German.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.