Mattsee

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Mattsee
View from the lake: castle and church
View from the lake: castle and church
Coat of arms of Mattsee
Coat of arms
Mattsee is located in Austria
Mattsee
Mattsee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°58′00″N 13°05′00″E / 47.96667°N 13.08333°E / 47.96667; 13.08333Coordinates: 47°58′00″N 13°05′00″E / 47.96667°N 13.08333°E / 47.96667; 13.08333
CountryAustria
StateSalzburg
DistrictSalzburg-Umgebung
Government
 • MayorRené Kuel (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total24.59 km2 (9.49 sq mi)
Elevation
505 m (1,657 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,263
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5163
Area code06217
Vehicle registrationSL
Websitewww.mattsee.at

Mattsee is a market town at the eponymous lake in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

History[edit]

Mattsee in 1905

About 765 Duke Tassilo III of Bavaria established the Mattsee Benedictine Abbey, which became a part of the Diocese of Passau in 993 and was transformed into a college of canons; the Bishops of Passau had the Mattsee Castle built in the 12th century.

Under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Salzburg since 1807, the college still exists today; the abbey church, a Gothic building, has a rich Baroque equipment and a prominent 60m/197 ft high steeple added in 1766. Adjacent is a museum showing paintings of Johann Michael Rottmayr, an astronomical clock and an 860 grant deed by King Louis the German.

Notable people[edit]

Twin town[edit]

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.