|• Mayor||Harald Seidl (SPÖ)|
|• Total||15.49 km2 (5.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||273 m (896 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The city Traun (help·info) is located on the north bank of the river Traun and borders on the east to the state capital Linz. The name Traun is derived from the Celtic name for river (dru). Traun is the fifth largest city in Upper Austria, located in the district Linz-Land. Due to its good infrastructure it is a popular city for living.
Neolithic times: Excavation findings suggest that the first settlements date to when the Roman road led from Wels to Lorch (Enns).
6th century: Bavarii settle in the area of Traun.
about 790: The name dru appears on a document for the first time.
about 813 to 824: First mentioning as a place in a document.
1113: First evidence of the former moated castle.
1560: Reconstruction of the castle into a Renaissance building.
1725: Reconstruction of the castle into a representative Baroque building.
1784: First school in Traun opened.
1785: Fusion with the villages of St. Dionysen and Oedt.
about 1850: First settlement of industrial companies: Enderlin, Berl and Graumann brothers (textiles), Dr. Feurstein (paper), Gabler (flat and braid products), Enenkel (vinegar factory).
1851: Inauguration of the first Protestant school.
1876: The district St. Martin is hived off from the community Kleinmünchen to Traun.
1882: Construction of the Catholic parish church.
1884: The owners of the castle (counts Abensperg-Traun) move back to their estates in Lower Austria.
1913: Inauguration of the Protestant church.
1915: Inauguration of the new Protestant school.
1965: Start of usage of the lake Oedter See as lake for bathing.
1973: Traun, the 'biggest village of Austria' is elevated to city. The Bundesschulzentrum Traun (home of the 2 high schools Bundesrealgymnasium and Handelsakademie) opened. The building had a complete new design for a school building and served as model for school-buildings in the 70s.
1975: The bathing center (Badezentrum) opened with two indoor swimming pools with sauna and a restaurant. Later it was extended by an open-air pool with a lawn for sunbathing and an ice-skating hall.
1979: The sports center with stadium (HAKA-Arena) opened.
1982: Firefighters- and red cross-center as well as Telegraph office opened.
1985: Opening of the New City Hall and the City Gallery.
1991: Introduction of the City Buses.
1997: The new B139 (bypass road) is finished and the Spinnerei (a cultural center for the youth) opens.
1999: Redesign of the main square, new ice-hall and renovation of the bathing center.
2002: The high school HTL-Traun (Höhere technische Lehranstalt) opens, starting in a provisional building.
2005: Opening of the District Court Traun.
2012: The new building of the high school HTL-Traun opens.
Traun is also known as school city for having almost all types of educational institutions.
- 11 kindergartens: Oedt, St. Dionysen I, St. Dionysen II, St. Martin, Zentrum, Traun I, Traun II, Traun III, Traun IV, Caritas-Kindergarten St. Dionysen and St. Martin
- 4 primary schools: Volksschule Oedt, Volksschule Traun, Volksschule St. Dionysen and Volksschule St. Martin.
- 3 secondary schools: Hauptschule I (Computing), Hauptschule II (Music), Hauptschule St. Martin
- 2 other primary/secondary schools: Integratives Schulzentrum, Polytechnische Schule
- 3 high schools: Bundesrealgymnasium (700), Handelakademie/Handelsschule, Höhere technische Lehranstalt und Fachschule (300)
- 2 institutions for adult education: BFI Traun, Volkshochschule Traun
- 1 music school: Landesmusikschule
Traun is located in the economic center of Upper Austria. Notable national and international operating companies are based in Traun, like Internorm, Ed. Haas, Pez, Tannpapier (Trierenberg Holding), Feurstein (Delfort Group), Ing. Voith, C+C Pfeiffer, delfortgroup and Gabler Band.
There are more than 1200 companies in Traun having about 11,000 employees in total.
The Linz Airport is just 3.9 km (2.4 mi) away from Traun.
The Phyrnbahn runs through Traun from Northeast to South. Along the Phyrnbahn there are two railway stations located in Traun: St. Martin and Traun.
Motorway (Autobahn) connections
- A1 (West Autobahn): Exit Traun (1.8 km), Exit Ansfelden (4.6 km)
- A7 (Mühlkreis Autobahn): Exit Franzosenhausweg (2.0 km), Exit Salzburger Straße (3.3 km)
- A25: Exit Weißkirchen (8.6 km), Exit Marchtrenk (9.1 km)
- The B1 (Wiener Bundesstraße) runs along the north border of Traun.
- The B139 (Kremstalbundesstraße) crosses Traun from North to East.
- L532: Neubauerstraße, Johann Roithner-Straße
- L1386: Leondinger-Straße
In spring 2016 line 3 of the Linz tramway system will be extended to Traun and should then have 4 stops in Traun (Traun - Trauner Kreuzung, Traun - Friedhof, Traun - Hauptplatz and Traun - Schloss).
- The Wilhelm Welser Verkehrsbetriebe Traun operates buses on 14 routes in Traun that connect Traun with all neighboring cities and communities. Most routes are serviced by only one single bus and therefore have a frequency of only 1 bus per hour.
- On behalf of Traun, Wilhelm Welser also operates four City-Bus routes within Traun at a frequency of 30 minutes.
- Linz AG has only one route (line 43) that connects Traun with its network. This route has 5 stops along the north border of Traun and is operated at a frequency of 15 minutes most of the time.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Traun.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Traun.|
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2013-01-01.
- Stadt Traun: Informationsbroschüre der Stadt Traun. January 2012
- Oberösterreichische Nachrichten: 2016 fährt sie: Bim nach Traun ist auf Schiene, March 5th, 2013