Walserfeld Memorial, view to Gois and Untersberg
|• Mayor||Ludwig Bieringer (ÖVP)|
|• Total||26.62 km2 (10.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||446 m (1,463 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2014)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal codes||5071, 5072|
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.
- Franz Berger (1940–2012), wrestler
- Georg Marchl (born 1964), wrestler
- Josef Allerberger (1924 – 2010), sniper
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