|• Mayor||Hans Krüger (LHK)|
|• Total||7.61 km2 (2.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||434 m (1,424 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
It is located at the southern city limits of Salzburg. It is one of the smallest municipalities of Salzburg by area. As of 2011, the population is 4,000.
A "church near Anif" in the Duchy of Bavaria was already mentioned in the 788 Congestum Arnonis register by Bishop Arno of Salzburg. The name is probably of Celtic origin and dates back to the Hallstatt era. For centuries the village belonged to the Archbishopric of Salzburg.
In 1782, the Brothers Grimm recorded from the Brixener Volksbuch a local tale about a peasant and a Wild-woman (Wilde Frau). Anif as a village became a municipality in its own right, when it with neighbouring Niederalm was separated from the village of Grödig on 17 July 1884. Later on a third part was established, Neu Anif.
Today it is one the most affluent southern Salzburg suburbs. The main employer is a Sony DADC manufacturing plant at Niederalm.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:
- List Hans Krüger (LHK): 12
- Austrian People's Party (ÖVP): 5
- Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ): 2
- The Greens – The Green Alternative: 2
- Herbert von Karajan (1908–1989), conductor, lived in Anif and died and was buried here
- Riccardo Muti (born 1941 in Naples), conductor, lives in Anif
- Karl von Habsburg (born 1961 in Starnberg, Bavaria), grandson of last Austrian Emperor Karl I, lives in Swoboda Villa, today called Casa Austria.
- Kaiserhof: first time mentioned in 15th century, today a hotel
- Friesacher: in the 16th century granted the right to serve beverages at the farmhouse Puechnergut, today a well known hotel
- "Zum Husaren": existing since 1877, the building itself had been established in 1645
- Schlosswirt: building mentioned first time in 1380, since 1607 the licence to serve wine and beer
- The old church of the village.
- The Anif Palace, which became famous through the American film "The Sound of Music" and which is owned by the family Earl of Moy. It was also used as Cinderella's home in the film "The Slipper and the Rose"
- The Lasseregg Palace in the Niederalm, a part of the village Anif.
The Salzburg Zoo is located in Anif.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
- Anif, Kultur, Geschichte und Wirtschaft von Anif, Niederalm und Neu-Anif, Heinz Dopsch, Ewald Hiebl, 2003, 688 pages about the history of Anif, edition without an ISBN