Bad Hall

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Bad Hall
Bad Hall Kath.Pfarrkirche hl.Erlöser Kirchenplatz 5 (01).JPG
Coat of arms of Bad Hall
Coat of arms
Bad Hall is located in Austria
Bad Hall
Bad Hall
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°02′00″N 14°12′00″E / 48.03333°N 14.20000°E / 48.03333; 14.20000Coordinates: 48°02′00″N 14°12′00″E / 48.03333°N 14.20000°E / 48.03333; 14.20000
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictSteyr-Land
Government
 • MayorBernhard Ruf (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total13.36 km2 (5.16 sq mi)
Elevation
380 m (1,250 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,296
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4540
Area code07258
Vehicle registrationSE
Websitewww.bad-hall.ooe.gv.at

Bad Hall is a market town in the Steyr-Land district in central the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Its name, Bad Hall, means "salt bath," a reference to its long history of baths and spas. It is renowned for its saline springs, strongly impregnated with iodine and bromine. Although the springs have been known since the 8th century, Hall has been noted for them only since 1855, when the springs became the property of the government.[3]

Due to the saline springs tourism is well developed in Bad Hall. There are also some industrial companies (e.g. AGRU Kunststofftechnik) as well as oil exploration around Bad Hall (e.g. RAG AG).

Geography[edit]

The town is situated in the Traunviertel region, about 30 km south of the Upper Austrian capital Linz.

History[edit]

Bad Hall was first mentioned in the year 777, which makes it one of the first recorded towns in Upper Austria.[4]

In 1287 Hall received the rights of a market community.

In 1861 the rural parts of Hall split up. The parts that have been cut off became the municipality Pfarrkirchen bei Bad Hall.

In the 19th century people began to use the springs for commercial purposes.

In order to avoid confusion in 1877 the name was changed to Bad Hall.

At the end of the 19th century Bad Hall experienced a golden age like many spa towns at that time. Famous people like Gustav Mahler, Adalbert Stifter, Franz Grillparzer or Franz Joseph I of Austria were visiting the town at that time.[5]

During World War II Bad Hall was a place of refuge for hospitals from Vienna and Linz, because of increasing bomb attacks on big Austrian cities.[6]

In 2001 Bad Hall received the status of a town.[7]

Culture[edit]

Theaters[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Forum Hall (Heimatmuseum, Haustürensammlung, Handwerkermuseum)

Architecture[edit]

  • kath. Stadtpfarrkirche
  • Landesvilla
  • Kurpark
  • Kurhaus
  • Gästezentrum (Trinkhalle)
  • Villa Rabl
  • Marienhof
Villa Rabl

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,486—    
18801,551+4.4%
18901,502−3.2%
19001,658+10.4%
19101,870+12.8%
19231,961+4.9%
19342,075+5.8%
19392,297+10.7%
19513,343+45.5%
19613,697+10.6%
19714,051+9.6%
19814,053+0.0%
19914,250+4.9%
20014,752+11.8%
20114,804+1.1%
Gästezentrum (Trinkhalle)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hall, or Bad-Hall, a market-place and spa of Austria, in Upper Austria" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ "Die Jodsole in Bad Hall - Bad Hall". www.badhall.at. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  5. ^ Locicnik, Raimund (2005). Bad Hall anno dazumal. Steyr: Ennsthaler. pp. 13, 18, 19. ISBN 3-85068-667-1.
  6. ^ Ulbrich, Katharina (1996). Heimatbuch Bad Hall. Gemeinde Bad Hall.
  7. ^ "Land Oberösterreich - 2001". Land Oberösterreich (in German). Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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