View from the lake: castle and church

Coat of arms

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
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District Salzburg-Umgebung
  Mayor Matthäus Maislinger (ÖVP)
  Total 24.6 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation 505 m (1,657 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 3,169
  Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5163
Area code 06217
Vehicle registration SL

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


Mattsee in 1905

About 765 Duke Tassilo III of Bavaria established the Mattsee Benedictine Abbey, that 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

Twin town


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