"GMUNDEN IS IN A LOVELY LOCATION!" Top 5 Page for this destination Gmunden by balhannah
Gmunden Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 113 photos
Gmunden was an important Celtic settlement in the 5th century, then in the 11th century, became a significant center of the salt trade.
With its excellent climate and the beauty of the Salzkammergut landscape, the aristocracy and wealthy citizens spent their summers in the town at lake Traunsee as early as the 19th century.
Emperor Franz Josef used to visit the Royal House of Hanover in Gmunden, where the nobility from all over Europe stayed, before he went to his summer residence in Bad Ischl.
In 1186, Gmunden became a fortified town surrounded by walls.
Gmunden supplied battleships to Austria during the 17th century and helped wounded soldiers in hospitals in World War I.
During World War II, an SS maternity home was located here, in accordance with Nazi racial theories.
After having a wonderful time here, we are moving on, passing through beautiful countryside until we reach KREMSMUNSTER.
There is a magnificent Abbey there.
- Pros:Plenty of historic buildings and things to do and see
- In a nutshell:Nice setting, good markets!
Pettenbach, and I didn't find a lot to see, but I did have a look at St. Benedikts Church. I was able to visit the... more travel advice
I came to the old part of town by walking along the Esplanade. After viewing the Rathaus, I just started wandering the... more travel advice
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