Bad Aussee

  • SPÖ: 12
  • ÖVP: 10
  • FPÖ: 2
  • GREEN: 1

Bad Aussee is a spa town with 4857 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in Styria, the Styrian Salzkammergut, Liezen and judicial district Lienzen. Bad Aussee is considered the capital of the Ausseer country.

The city was named the Alpine town of the year 2010.

  • 3.1 Urban Partnerships
  • 5.1 Museums
  • 5.2 churches
  • 5.3 Miscellaneous
  • 5.4 Sports
  • 7.1 Demographics
  • Born in Bad Aussee 8.1
  • 8.2 Linked to Bad Aussee


Bad Aussee is the geographical center of Austria ( center stone in the spa town ), situated at the confluence of the headwaters of the River Traun and owes its existence to the salt mine near Altausee and the associated salt flats (before 1300). Bad Aussee is connected with Upper Austria over two passes, the Pötschenpass and Koppenpass. The municipality is the summer mountain lake.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 11 places (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Anger ( 462)
  • Bad Aussee ( 1075 )
  • Eselsbach ( 486)
  • Gallhof (231 )
  • Gschlößl (170 )
  • Lerchenreith ( 772 )
  • Obertressen ( 635 )
  • Riders ( 357)
  • Reith (274 )
  • Sarstein (136 )
  • Unterkainisch (281)

The municipality comprises the cadastral Bad Aussee, Obertressen, riders and roads.

Neighboring communities


The first written mention of the name aussee place in the year 1265th Until the 15th century the Salzkammergut was including Aussee and the Salzkammergut country direct ownership of the Emperor ( Kammergut ). Due to a dispute with respect to the salt mining Ausseeer country came to Styria. A religious reformation Commission continued in Protestant become Ausseerland from 1599 the Counter-Reformation.

In 1850 the construction of a k.k. District court, tax office and police post. 1868 Aussee is a spa, 1877 followed by the opening of Salzkammergutbahn. 1911 Aussee received the title of "Bad". During the time of the Anschluss of Austria Ausseerland in the management unit Upper Danube (Upper Austria ) was spun. 1942, the previously independent municipalities riders and roads as well as the district Obertressen the community Grundlsee were incorporated to Bad Aussee.

On 1 July 1948, the city came back to the Styria. By order of the Styrian Provincial Government of 22 November 1993 was 1994, the city survey. The numerous villas of the region, most of them were built in the 19th century, testify to the Styrian Salzkammergut wealth.

Bad Aussee was due to the traditional status as a commercial center, the topographical conditions and the peculiarities of its population a special place in the state administration. Thus, a tax office was located in Bad Aussee in the 19th and 20th centuries, there was until 2005 a district court and by 2011 a district administrative authority ( Political Expositur Bad Aussee). The latter is run as a branch office of the District Liezen since 2012.


Mayor is Franz frog ( ÖVP). The council of 25 members composed as follows: 12 SPÖ, ÖVP 10, 2 FP, 1 Green

City ​​partnerships

  • Plaisir France in the French department of Yvelines, 1981

Coat of arms

The award of the municipality coat of arms was made with effect from 1 June 1994. Blazon (Coat of Arms description): " In a divided shield up in red next to each other two notched at the edges golden salt skids, down in goldgeflutetem blue one left floating golden char. "

Culture and sights


The Kammerhof was the official residence of Salzverweser. The construction was begun before 1200. The building is now a museum with a focus on traditional costume, folk music, traditions, salt mining, fossils and caving. A special feature of Kammerhof is the Imperial Hall with its frescoes, in the Emperor Frederick III. have stayed and Emperor Maximilian.

2005 in Bad Aussee was the Styrian exhibition under the motto " fools and visionaries - with a pinch of salt " was held. The title alludes to the diverse traditions, the Trommelweiber during the carnival.

Among the listed building buildings include the Old Salt Mill, whose construction was begun before 1500. A special feature is the sgraffito decoration, which dates from around 1600. In the 18th century the building, dating from Bad Aussee Josef Fröhlich, of the Strong, King of Saxony, juggler was at the court of August belonged.


In Bad Aussee there are two Roman Catholic and a Protestant church.

Worth seeing are the parish church of St. Paul, was first mentioned in 1300, with a Gothic statue of the type " Beautiful Madonna" and a tabernacle from the early 16th century, as well as the " Holy Ghost Church ", which served the former Saline Hospital as a chapel, with one of the Emperor Frederick III. donated winged altar.


In spring 2005, built on the confluence of the Grundlseer and Altausseertraun walk bridge the Mercedes- bridge was opened in the form of a Mercedes star.

Also worth seeing is the Chlumeckyplatz (also Oberer Markt ). Here again there is a weekly ( late March to late November), a small market place.

Welcoming also is also the park. In this park you will find a colorful fish Fountain and the Archduke Johann monument. Bad Aussee is generally referred to as the geographical center of Austria, the center stone is also in the city park.

Bad Aussee received the title of Alpine town of the year 2010. Bad Aussee was honored as a mediator between the city and the surrounding areas in the Salzkammergut region and for their active perception of the Alpine Convention.


The most important representative of the Ausseer Sports has long been the football club SV Bad Aussee. This club was founded in 1932 rose in 2007 by the Regional Center in the First League on, and celebrated the greatest success of the club's history. Home ground is the panoramic stadium near the train station. Last President of the SV Bad Aussee was the German employers President Dieter Hundt. The SV Bad Aussee was at the time of membership in the First League of the largest advertising medium of the Municipality of Bad Aussee with an advertising value of about 1.9 million euros. After balancing and resolution of the association was organized in collaboration with FC Altausee FC Ausseerland as a new club in Bad Aussee. The Bureau consists of the industrialist Hans Christof and the former Styrian Provincial Günter Doerflinger.

Economy and infrastructure

An important economic factor is tourism: classic summer resort, (spa town since 1868, entitled " Bad" since 1911, Soleheilbad, Grundlsee and Altausseersee ) and winter sports ( skiing area Loser ). End of May, there is the Daffodil Festival, come to the approximately 25,000 visitors each year.

Bad Aussee is characterized by sustainable tourism since time immemorial. Characteristic of the entire region which has become ever greater number of second homes ( so is it that Bad Aussee has about 2700 second homes - so come on a primary residence already 0.5 second homes).

One of the largest employers in the community is the plasterboard Austria, which in Bad Aussee Austria has its headquarters.

The trade is dominated primarily through independent stores, almost all present themselves in the center with mostly very small -scale business premises.




Born in Bad Aussee

  • Anna Plochl (1804-1885), wife of Archduke Johann
  • Josef Poestion (1853-1922), Austrian Skandinavist
  • Gunther Burstyn (1879-1945), Austrian engineer and officer of the Austro army
  • Gaiswinkler Albrecht (1905-1979), Austrian resistance fighter against National Socialism
  • Albert Hofbauer (1910-1991), Austrian politician ( SPÖ)
  • Dear Elly ( born 1932 ), luger
  • Gerlinde Haid born Hofer (1943-2012) folklorist, researcher for Alpine songs
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer ( born 1944 ), actor and director, professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar
  • Peter Rastl (* 1945), Austrian computer scientist, considered the "father of the Internet" in Austria
  • Alfred Komarek (* 1945), writer
  • Manfred Nowak ( b. 1950 ), lawyer and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
  • Csaba Székely (* 1951), Austrian railway traffic manager and scientist
  • Frau Fischer (* 1957), Austrian theologian
  • Andreas Bruchhäuser (* 1962), German painter
  • Peter Hinterdorfer (* 1963), Austrian physicist
  • Gerhard Friedl (1967-2009), Austrian filmmaker
  • Ulla Weigerstorfer (born 1967 ), Miss Austria and Miss World 1987
  • Christian Ortner ( b. 1969 ), historian and museum director
  • Ernst Gottschmann (born 1971 ), musician
  • Flow Bradley ( born 1974 ), singer and composer

Connected to Bad Aussee

  • Eduard von Feuchtersleben (1798-1857), Austrian mining engineer and writer, died in Bad Aussee
  • Joseph Schmerling (1806-1884), Austrian officer, died in Bad Aussee
  • Marie of Najmájer (1844-1904), Austrian writer, died in Bad Aussee
  • Clara Schreiber (1848-1905), was instrumental in the founding and management of the sanatorium alpine lake
  • Adolf A. Friedlander (1870-1949), Austrian neurologist, died in Bad Aussee
  • Oskar Strnad (1879-1935), Austrian architect, designer and stage designer, died in Bad Aussee
  • Heinz Hanus (1882-1972), Austrian film director and screenwriter, died in Bad Aussee
  • Rudolf Forster (1884-1968), Austrian actor, died and was buried in Bad Aussee
  • Czermak Friedrich (1890-1960), Austrian geologist, died in Bad Aussee
  • Emmy Haesele (1894-1987), Austrian graphic artist and painter, died in Bad Aussee
  • Werner East Dorff (1903-1945), German SS officer, died in Bad Aussee
  • Erich Bielka (1908-1992), Austrian diplomat and politician, died in Bad Aussee
  • Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), Austrian conductor, lived among other things, in Bad Aussee
  • Hans Buerkle (1919-1993), Austrian politician ( ÖVP), died in Bad Aussee
  • Jutta Bornemann (1920-1999), Austrian actress and screenwriter, died in Bad Aussee
  • Josef Hans Grafl (1921-2008), Austrian resistance fighter against the Nazis, lived and died in Bad Aussee
  • Dieter Hundt (* 1938), German entrepreneurs, employers official and football official, living among others in Bad Aussee and was president of the SV Bad Aussee