Elsbethen

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Elsbethen
Coat of arms of Elsbethen
Coat of arms
Elsbethen is located in Austria
Elsbethen
Elsbethen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°45′49″N 13°04′54″E / 47.76361°N 13.08167°E / 47.76361; 13.08167Coordinates: 47°45′49″N 13°04′54″E / 47.76361°N 13.08167°E / 47.76361; 13.08167
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District Salzburg-Umgebung
Government
 • Mayor Franz Tiefenbacher (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 24.16 km2 (9.33 sq mi)
Elevation 1,334 m (4,377 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,324
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5061
Area code 0662
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.gde-elsbethen.at

Elsbethen is a municipality in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Geography[edit]

The town lies directly south of the federal state capital, Salzburg, and borders Flachgau. Parts of the town have become infrastructurally connected with Salzburg.

The highest points in the Elsbethen area are the Schwarzenberg, the Gurlspitze and the Mühlstein.

History[edit]

Elsbethen was first mentioned in 930 as Campanuaua. After the Second World War Glasenbach was home to an Allied POW camp, where members of Nazi organizations and war criminals were held.

Politics[edit]

The mayor of Elsbethen is the graduate engineer Franz Tiefenbacher (ÖVP), the vice mayors are Edi Knoblechner (SPÖ) and Sebastian Haslauer (ÖVP).

Buildings[edit]

The most famous building in Elsbethen is Schloss Goldenstein, which serves today as a private girls' school, attended at one time by Romy Schneider. Next to Schloss Goldenstein is the gothic Elsbethen church.

Transit[edit]

Elsbethen lies directly on the route of the Salzburg-Tyrol train, and has its own station. As well, there is the Salzburg-Sud station in Glasenbach.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Elsbethen at Wikimedia Commons