Traunkirchen at the lake Traunsee

Traunkirchen, one of the most picturesque places of the Salzkammergut, is located on a peninsula at the western shores of Traunsee Lake.
The idyllic village centre is marked by the former monastery, Johannesberg Mountain and an impressive backdrop of mountains and has always been an inspiration and retreat for painters, writers and artists.

about Traunkirchen

Traunkirchen at the lake Traunsee

Small but beautiful, that is what Traunkirchen is like. The village centre has been traffic calmed since 2008 and the former monastery is home to the International Academy (science) and the Summer Academy for Painting. It thus connects the eventful pastof a religious centre with the promising future of particle physics.

Numerous historic sights and events like the Baroque parish church with the famous “Fischerkanzel” pulpit, the Johannesberg chapel, the Salzkammergut’s oldest Calvary (1699), the “Via Historica” culture trail with texts by Alfred Komarek, the Museum of Handicrafts or the Corpus Christi parade that has been held at Traunsee Lake since 1632 wait to be explored and attended just like vantage points with a past as cult places.



Exceptional venues for holding events and conferences range from historic buildings to mystical places of power. Together with the varied offers by gastronomy and accommodation providers they provide for a hospitable ambiance.

Here it is not only about culture, culinary delights and scenery. A well-marked network of hiking trails makes a charming hiking area accessible and invites to a colourful leisure world full of spots for bathing, water sports, boat rentals and cruises, running trails and mountain bike routes at different levels of difficulty and a natural toboggan run in the winter.

Parish church with “Fischerkanzel” pulpit, Johannesberg natural monument with Johannesberg chapel, Calvary (the oldest of the Salzkammergut), Museum of Handicrafts, Spitzvilla.

Sports and Leisure Time Facilities
Water sports, angling, hiking, tennis, mountain bike and running trails at different levels of difficulty, ice skating, natural toboggan run from Hochsteinalm pasture, winter hiking and cross-country skiing trails if snow conditions allow for it.

Christmas village of Traunkirchen, Glöcklerlauf parade, “Antlaßsingen” Maudy Thursday singing, Corpus Christi parade at Lake Traunsee (since 1632), Traunkirchen Forum, Traunkirchen Summer Academy, Traunkirchen International Academy, Fairytale Night Lake Festival, Wood Market.