Goldegg

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Goldegg
Lakeside with parish church and castle
Lakeside with parish church and castle
Coat of arms of Goldegg
Coat of arms
Goldegg is located in Austria
Goldegg
Goldegg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°19′0″N 13°5′0″E / 47.31667°N 13.08333°E / 47.31667; 13.08333Coordinates: 47°19′0″N 13°5′0″E / 47.31667°N 13.08333°E / 47.31667; 13.08333
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District St. Johann im Pongau
Government
 • Mayor Hans Mayr (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 33.1 km2 (12.8 sq mi)
Elevation 822 m (2,697 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,486
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5622
Area code 06415
Vehicle registration JO
Website www.goldeggamsee.at

Goldegg, also named Goldegg im Pongau, is a municipality in St. Johann im Pongau District, in the state of Salzburg in Austria.

Geography[edit]

It is situated on a sunny plateau north of the Salzach River, the so-called « Sunny Terrace » at a distance of 60 km (37 mi) south of the City of Salzburg. In fact, the village owes its name (“Goldegg at the lake”) to a small lake at which it is located. There are approximately 2200 inhabitants living in the local area, which covers 33,1 square kilometres.

The municipal area includes the cadastral communities of Buchberg, Goldegg, and Weng.

History[edit]

Goldegg Castle

Archaeological findings in the area date back to the Hallstatt era, where a settlement was located on the mountain pass road up the Gastein Valley and across the Hohe Tauern mountain range.

Goldegg Castle was built in the 14th century. The Lords of Goldegg had sided with the Wittelsbach king Louis IV of Germany in the conflict with his Habsburg rival Frederick the Fair, whereafter the Archbishops of Salzburg had their estates devastated. King Louis, having prevailed in the 1322 Battle of Mühldorf, backed the erection of a new castle and a parish church. The building remained a Salzburg fief, given in pawn several time and finally seized by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau in 1612. It is now a modern cultural centre, offering interesting events all the year round, like concerts, exhibitions of regional or international artists, theatrical or comedian performances, seminars or workshops.

The municipality also possesses a museum, exhibiting a great collection of pottery, folkloristic clothes and rustic furniture.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Goldegg im Pongau at Wikimedia Commons