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Coat of arms of Raab
Coat of arms
Raab is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°21′00″N 13°39′00″E / 48.35000°N 13.65000°E / 48.35000; 13.65000Coordinates: 48°21′00″N 13°39′00″E / 48.35000°N 13.65000°E / 48.35000; 13.65000
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Schärding
 • Mayor Josef Traunwieser (ÖVP)
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 381 m (1,250 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,298
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 4760
Area code 07762
Vehicle registration SD
Website www.raab.ooe.gv.at

Raab is a market town (Marktgemeinde) in the district of Schärding in Upper Austria in Austria.


The village historically belonged to the Duchy of Bavaria until the Treaty of Teschen transferred the area to Austria in 1780. During the Napoleonic Wars it was restored to Bavaria until 1814.

Ernst Kaltenbrunner spent several formative years growing up in this town before World War I. After the annexation of Austria into the Third Reich on 13 March 1938 was the entire region was incorporated into the Gau Oberdonau (Upper Danube) under SS Standartenführer August Eigruber until 1945.

Joseph Plowman (1857–1929), Titular Archbishop, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General in Vienna, and Alois Jungwirth (1884–1946), Member of Parliament, were both born here.