Traun with flowers
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Excursion city: 1st pipeline in the world and beer tradition

The former salt pan town of Traunstein is part of the history of the world's first pipeline. And much more: A city with a lively beer tradition- there are still three breweries today. The shopping city with flair - regional markets and a wide range of shops enliven the town square. Center of culture - with important events such as the Georgiritt and sword dance. Traunstein is the beating heart of the Chiemgau-Area.

  • Saline Park Traunstein - Open-air museum in the Traunstein styleIn the Saline Park, the history of the brine pipeline, the first pipeline in the world, a truly technical masterpiece is impressively presented
  • Beer tradition - the art of brewing the Traunstein style In Traunstein, beer has a long tradition. A saying used to say: "Traunstein and Erding, Vilshofen and Schärding are four of the places in Bavaria where the best beer is brewed". And to this day, the vernacular is right.
  • City tours- moments of experience in the Traunstein style Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. from May to November. Rediscover the well-known - and get to know the unknown sides of the city.
  • Lindl quiz - discovery tour the Traunstein way An exciting tour for little explorers - children from the age of seven can explore Traunstein with their parents on their own and learn about the exciting history of the town in a playful way.
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Traunstein local history

Around the year 790, "ad Trun" was mentioned for the first time in the register of goods of the Salzburg Church, but 30 years later Trovenstein, like many other towns in the Chiemgau-Area, fell from Salzburg to Bavaria. In the 14th century, the Wittelsbach family declared Traunstein a town and the salt trade began. In the centuries that followed, the city experienced two city fires, numerous imprisonments of Jews during World War II, two city occupations - once by the French and the second by US troops - and numerous expansions and contractions of the urban area. Today's district town of Traunstein has existed for more than 50 years.

Traunstein in summer

In summer, the district town of Traunstein develops into a place of cultural adventure. Every year on Easter Monday, the St. Georgs-Verein Traunstein eV organizes the Georgiritt and the associated sword dance. The traditional ride is listed in the Federal Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage. In June, the Traunstein Rose Days transform the city park into a paradise for lovers of roses, flowers and gardens. Various artists perform three days a week throughout the summer in the historic city's downtown area. The small concerts end at the beginning of September with themed concerts. The Traun and the Traunstein outdoor pool with adjoining climbing wall offer a contrasting program to the cultural programs in summer. If you want to enjoy the peace and quiet, you can drive up to the Hochberg in the evening and admire the sunset over Lake Chiemsee from there in a meadow with a picnic blanket.

Traunstein in winter

Traunstein is particularly attractive during Advent, when the Christmas market opens its doors on the town square. The atmospheric street lighting, the lovingly lined up market stalls and the scent of spices in the air immerse the city center in an atmosphere that awakens the joy of Christmas.

Cross-country skiing on the Hochberg

Stand above things, breathe freely and enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Chiemsee and the imposing mountain backdrop: This is made possible by a short detour from Traunstein to the nearby Hochberg. This is where the Tobias-Angerer-Loipe starts, a 13-kilometer circuit that is one of the most beautiful and varied routes in the entire Chiemgau-Area.

Christmas market in Traunstein
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Tips around Traunstein

Brauereitour 3 - Stadt, Land, Bier

The 57-kilometer round trip takes you through the gently rolling hills of the Chiemgau. On the way you go through the beer town, to the warmest bathing lake in Upper Bavaria and to five breweries.

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Brauerei Schnitzlbaumer in Traunstein

Tradition meets modernity - Founded as early as 1575 as the "Oberer Bräu", today's Schnitzlbaumer private brewery is the oldest brewery in the beer town of Traunstein.

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Brauereitour 2 - Chiemsee und Alz, Hopfen und Malz

The almost 63-kilometer round tour is perfect for pleasure cyclists, because despite the slight incline, there is always a mountain view. On the way you get up close and personal with the Chiemgau waters.

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Eiszeit Runde

On the varied round tour past Ice Age and ice cream enjoyment

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Apple market on the town square of Traunstein with a view of the parish church of Sankt Oswald
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Contact details

Tourist-Information Traunstein
Stadtplatz 39
83278 Traunstein
+49 861 65500