Steinbach am Attersee
|Steinbach am Attersee|
|• Mayor||Franz Kneissl (ÖVP)|
|• Total||62 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||509 m (1,670 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||14/km2 (35/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Steinbach am Attersee is a municipality of the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is situated in the Hausruckviertel region on the eastern banks of the Attersee (Lake Atter), part of the Salzkammergut area.
Once a Celtic settlement area of the Hallstatt culture, the parish church of Steinbach was first mentioned in a 1276 deed, then part of the Duchy of Austria. The hard-to-reach settlement at the lake's steep shore remained a branch of the church of Sankt Georgen im Attergau until 1781. The Late Gothic St Andrew's Church was erected from about 1410.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2003 elections:
- From 1893 to 1896 Gustav Mahler, then kapellmeister at the Hamburg State Opera, stayed in Steinbach several times. It was in a small cabin near the shore of the Attersee, where he wrote his Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3.
- The stamp collector Philipp von Ferrary acquired a villa in Steinbach in 1890. He is buried at the churchyard.
- The pianist Friedrich Gulda had a residence in the small village of Weißenbach, where he died on January 27, 2000.
- The painter, Gustav Klimt stayed in Schloss Kammer on the Attersee.
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