Attersee (town)

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Attersee am attersee uebersicht.jpg
Coat of arms of Attersee
Coat of arms
Attersee is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°55′00″N 13°32′29″E / 47.91667°N 13.54139°E / 47.91667; 13.54139Coordinates: 47°55′00″N 13°32′29″E / 47.91667°N 13.54139°E / 47.91667; 13.54139
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Vöcklabruck
 • Mayor Anton Resch (ÖVP)
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 496 m (1,627 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,590
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4864
Area code 07666
Vehicle registration VB

Attersee is a village on the western shore of Attersee lake in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.


The village center lies between the lake and the slopes of the Buchberg (888 m or 2913 feet, "Beech Mountain") and is the location of a Baroque pilgrimage church. There are views across the lake and up to the Höllengebirge ("Mountains of Hell").


A light railway connects the village with the main Westbahn railway line between Linz and Salzburg. The village is a centre for sailing on the Attersee, with a shipyard and an important yacht club (the Union Yachtclub Attersee) which organizes international sailing competitions. As Attersee mainly depends on the tourist industry it can be very busy during the summer months but has a quieter ambiance during the winter. A village festival is held annually, when local people come together to celebrate and play music.

UNESCO World Heritage Site[edit]

The village is home to prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements[2] that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]