Tragöß

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Tragöß
Tragöß-MeßnerinFromSouth.jpg
Coat of arms of Tragöß
Coat of arms
Tragöß is located in Austria
Tragöß
Tragöß
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°30′00″N 15°04′00″E / 47.50000°N 15.06667°E / 47.50000; 15.06667Coordinates: 47°30′00″N 15°04′00″E / 47.50000°N 15.06667°E / 47.50000; 15.06667
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
 • Mayor Rudolf Treutler (GfT)
Area
 • Total 110.52 km2 (42.67 sq mi)
Elevation 793 m (2,602 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,004
 • Density 9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8612
Area codes 0 38 68
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.tragoess.at

Tragöß (or Tragoess) is a municipality in the district of Bruck an der Mur in Styria, Austria. It is home to Green Lake (Grüner See), which dries out almost completely in the autumn. In the spring the lake is filled with snow melt runoff. This gives the lake crystal clear water, the existing rocks and meadow give the lake its green colour.

History[edit]

It is likely that Tragöß was already inhabited by the ancient Celts. The centuries that followed the collapse, in western Europe, of the Roman empire was marked by a period of large scale migrations, and by the sixth century the Tragöß area was inhabited by Slavs, who made their homes not on the valley floors, but on the slopes that overlooked them. Bavarii and Franks followed in the ninth century, settling for the most part the fertile ground of the valley floors.

The first surviving written record of the place dates from 16 May 1023, in connection with the gifting of lands by Emperor Henry II to the Convent of Göß.

References[edit]

Green Lake against Meßnerin in May 2007