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Gmunden Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 113 photos

The town of Gmunden (population 12,000) is know for its castles and ceramincs. It was established in 909 and received a town charter in 1278. Gmunden was a former administration center for both the Habsburg monarchy and the salt trade. It is no wonder why this town, lying on the picture-postcard setting on the northern shore of Traunsee is known not only for it's history, romantic setting and ceramics, but also for it's traditional cures (salt-water baths).

Gmunden is a typical Austrian summer resort. Architecturally, it also has much to offer with it's Renaissance-era Town Hall with it's porcelain-tiled glockenspiel, as well as a number of fine townhouses and numerous castles. The town has much to offer the visitor and all are encouraged to visit.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Located on the beautiful Traunsee, rich in history and architecture, lovely ceramic work.
  • Cons:Streets are narrow but parking is available in underground lot), a bit pricey.
  • In a nutshell:A walk along the Esplanada is unforgettable.
  • Last visit to Gmunden: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 2, 2005
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    This seems a nice place to spend some hours.


  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 10:35 AM

    it is maybe a mistake to eat a pizza in Gmunden, but a journey on the Gisela is definitively a big nostalgic experience ... and I can only confirm what you said about sailing on the Traunsee (I did it several years ago) ...

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 1:11 PM

    Great infos and wonderful pics, and great updates again, Drew !!

  • Jan 2, 2005 at 8:23 AM

    Great pictures and tips, thanks!

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 12:45 AM

    lovely place indeed!

  • Sep 6, 2004 at 9:42 AM

    isnt Gmunden a really nice place ?

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 6:33 PM

    Great pages, Andrew. I'm sorry I missed this place... So beautiful. As I have relatives living in Austria, who knows... some day I'll visit Gmunden as well. Thanks for the tips and pics. They are great. Cheers !

  • bianchis's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 10:47 PM

    Thank you for the detailed description of Gmunden. It must be beautiful. Would love to visit one day

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2003 at 2:13 AM

    Brilliant page! Beautiful landscape! I heard a lot about Schloss Orth but didn't know where it is situated.

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2003 at 7:14 AM

    how about the SOUND of the swans flying over, Andrew?? Lovely earthenware (see my NAMUR page) + this page shows that Austria is a great country for holidays....thanks, bes/elisabeth


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