Vöcklabruck

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Vöcklabruck
Vöcklabruck - Vorstadt mit Stadtturm.JPG
Coat of arms of Vöcklabruck
Coat of arms
Vöcklabruck is located in Austria
Vöcklabruck
Vöcklabruck
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°0′31″N 13°39′21″E / 48.00861°N 13.65583°E / 48.00861; 13.65583Coordinates: 48°0′31″N 13°39′21″E / 48.00861°N 13.65583°E / 48.00861; 13.65583
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictVöcklabruck
Government
 • MayorHerbert Walter Brunsteiner (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
Elevation
433 m (1,421 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total12,299
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4840
Area code07672
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitewww.voecklabruck.at
Vöcklabruck in 1679

About this soundVöcklabruck  (German pronunciation: [fœklaˈbʁʊk]) is the administrative center of the Vöcklabruck district, Austria. It is located in the western part of Upper Austria, close to the A1 Autobahn as well as the B1 highway.

Vöcklabruck's name derives from the River Vöckla which runs through the town, whose name in turn originates from a person's name ('Vechela') and 'Ache', meaning 'flowing water' or 'river'.

Vöcklabruck has many shops as well as services and schools. It was chosen for Europäisches Schützentreffen (the European Meeting of Marksmen) in 2003, and has and will play host to other events such as the Internationale Musiktage (International Music Gathering), Landesgartenschau (provincial garden show) 2007, and an Erdbeerfest (strawberry festival), among others.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18692,794—    
18803,076+10.1%
18903,294+7.1%
19003,562+8.1%
19104,338+21.8%
19234,520+4.2%
19345,017+11.0%
19395,546+10.5%
19518,857+59.7%
19619,353+5.6%
197110,732+14.7%
198111,019+2.7%
199111,239+2.0%
200111,697+4.1%
201111,931+2.0%

Sights[edit]

The church of Schöndorf, which is the oldest building of the city

The distance to Salzkammergut's lakes from Vöcklabruck (11 km (7 mi) to the Attersee, 16 km (10 mi) to the Traunsee, 40 km (25 mi) to the Mondsee, 68 km (42 mi) to the Hallstättersee and 72 km (45 mi) to the Wolfgangsee) has led to the town's description as "the gateway to the Salzkammergut". Near the town there are many recreational facilities where people can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Alongside these, Vöcklabruck offers:

  • In the town square's tower, frescos discovered in the 1960s. They date from 1502 and were painted by Tyrolean Jörg Kölderer.
  • Dörflkirche/Ägidiuskirche' (St. Giles' Church), Baroque church constructed between 1688-1691.
  • Schöndorfer Kirche, an early medieval fortified church, built before 824.
  • Museum Heimathaus with Wolfsegg Iron

Personalities related to Vöcklabruck[edit]

Emilie Mediz-Pelikan

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Vöcklabruck is twinned with:

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.

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