Steinbach am Attersee

Steinbach am Attersee is a municipality of the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is situated in the Hausruckviertel region on the eastern banks of the Attersee (Lake Atter), part of the Salzkammergut area.

Steinbach am Attersee
Steinbach am Attersee - Ortszentrum mit Kirche.JPG
Coat of arms of Steinbach am Attersee
Steinbach am Attersee is located in Austria
Steinbach am Attersee
Steinbach am Attersee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°49′55″N 13°33′00″E / 47.83194°N 13.55000°E / 47.83194; 13.55000Coordinates: 47°49′55″N 13°33′00″E / 47.83194°N 13.55000°E / 47.83194; 13.55000
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictVöcklabruck
Government
 • MayorNicole Eder (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total61.81 km2 (23.86 sq mi)
Elevation
509 m (1,670 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total866
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4853
Area code07663
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitewww.steinbach-attersee.at

HistoryEdit

Once a Celtic settlement area of the Hallstatt culture, the parish church of Steinbach was first mentioned in a 1276 deed, then part of the Duchy of Austria. The hard-to-reach settlement at the lake's steep shore remained a branch of the church of Sankt Georgen im Attergau until 1781. The Late Gothic St Andrew's Church was erected from about 1410.

AttractionsEdit

In Steinbach the composing hut of Gustav Mahler can be seen. Gustav Mahler composed here two symphonies and a dozen of songs.[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19911,002—    
2001913−8.9%
2011842−7.8%
2016867+3.0%

PoliticsEdit

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 elections:

PersonalitiesEdit

 
Gustav Mahler's cabin

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.
  3. ^ Georg Föttinger, Composing hut of Gustav Mahler Steinbach, Mahler Steinbach