Wals-Siezenheim

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Wals-Siezenheim
Walserfeld Memorial, view to Gois and Untersberg
Walserfeld Memorial, view to Gois and Untersberg
Coat of arms of Wals-Siezenheim
Coat of arms
Wals-Siezenheim is located in Austria
Wals-Siezenheim
Wals-Siezenheim
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°46′00″N 12°58′00″E / 47.76667°N 12.96667°E / 47.76667; 12.96667Coordinates: 47°46′00″N 12°58′00″E / 47.76667°N 12.96667°E / 47.76667; 12.96667
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District Salzburg-Umgebung
Government
 • Mayor Ludwig Bieringer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 26.62 km2 (10.28 sq mi)
Elevation 446 m (1,463 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 12,665
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 5071, 5072
Area code 0662
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.wals-siezenheim.at

Wals-Siezenheim is a municipality in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung (Flachgau) in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located between the city of Salzburg in the east and the Austrian border with Germany in the west. It was established in 1948 by the merger of Wals and Siezenheim, after parts of its territories had been incorporated into the Salzburg city limits. The whole municipal area belongs to the suburbs of Salzburg, however, no further amalgamation efforts have been made so far. It currently comprises the cadastral communities of Wals I, Liefering I, Siezenheim I, and Gois.

Wals-Siezenheim is located immediately at Salzburg Airport with access to the Salzburg trolleybus system. It is the site of extended shopping malls and several branches of major industrial companies. The Walserberg locality is widely known for the former border checkpoint on the Austrian West Autobahn to the German Bundesautobahn 8. Border controls have been abolished with the implementation of the Schengen Agreement in 1997.

History[edit]

The oldest locality Siezenheim was already settled in Roman times. From 1690 onwards Schloss Klessheim was erected as a summer residence of the Salzburg archbishops.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Wals-Siezenheim at Wikimedia Commons