Lambach

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For Lambach in France, see Lambach, Moselle.
Lambach
Coat of arms of Lambach
Coat of arms
Lambach is located in Austria
Lambach
Lambach
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°05′40″N 13°52′39″E / 48.09444°N 13.87750°E / 48.09444; 13.87750Coordinates: 48°05′40″N 13°52′39″E / 48.09444°N 13.87750°E / 48.09444; 13.87750
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Wels-Land
Government
 • Mayor Christine Oberndorfer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 367 m (1,204 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 3,351
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4650
Area code 07245
Vehicle registration WL
Website www.lambach.ooe.gv.at

Lambach is a market town in the Wels-Land district of the Austrian state of Upper Austria on the Ager and Traun Rivers. A major stop on the salt trade, it is the site of the Lambach Abbey, built around 1056.

History[edit]

The famous Abbey of Lambach was founded in 1056 by bishop Adalbero of Würzburg.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1991 3,432 —    
2001 3,242 −5.5%

Personalities[edit]

Anton Edler von Gapp, the noted Austrian jurist, was born in Lambach.

Lambach was the home of Dr. Ignaz Harrer who, from 1872 to 1875, was the mayor of Salzburg.

Adolf Hitler lived here from 1897–1898. He attended 3rd grade in the local primary school.

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