Sankt Lambrecht

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Sankt Lambrecht
Sankt Lambrecht is located in Austria
Sankt Lambrecht
Sankt Lambrecht
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°04′00″N 14°18′00″E / 47.06667°N 14.30000°E / 47.06667; 14.30000Coordinates: 47°04′00″N 14°18′00″E / 47.06667°N 14.30000°E / 47.06667; 14.30000
Country Austria
State Styria
District Murau
Government
 • Mayor Johann Pirer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 44.15 km2 (17.05 sq mi)
Elevation 1,028 m (3,373 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,396
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8813
Area code 03585
Vehicle registration MU
Website www.stlambrecht.at

Sankt Lambrecht is a municipality in the District of Murau, Styria, Austria, and the highest market town in the state (1028 meters above sea level) on the Thajagraben, the Styrian-Carinthian border mountain. Trades practiced in Sankt Lambrecht are woodworking (windows, furniture, chairs), a dynamite factory (explosives, military products), and tourism.

St. Lambrecht's Abbey is one of the most important Benedictine monasteries in Austria and lies in the Grebenzen nature reserve The earliest sign of the monks is documented in 1076. Worth seeing are the Benedictine monastery (established 1096) and the Gothic monastery church (rebuilt in 1421).

During World War II the town housed two of the sub-camps of the infamous Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, one for male inmates and one for females.

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