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Chronicle of Annaberg-Lungötz

Insight into the history of the Salzburg Lammer Valley

The community Annaberg-Lungötz is located in the middle of the beautiful mountain world of the Salzburg Dolomites (Gosaukamm with the striking Bischofsmütze) in the upper Lammertal. The oldest document dealing with the Lammertal is the deed of donation from 1124, in which Archbishop Konrad I transferred the left bank of the Lammer to the monastery of St. Peter. There are indications that even before 1124 there was a little settlement.
The end of the settlement period can be assumed with 1350. There are two reasons for this termination:

  • on the one hand the plague epidemic of 1348
  • on the other hand, that the land required for start-ups became scarce. Especially the 15th century has been called the "century of the division of goods". The division of the farm estates into upper, lower,rear, front, large and small was apparently not seen by the landlords, after all there were  more duties and benefits for them afterwards. Most of the names have remained as names for the farms (click on the pictures to open the respective website):
Farmhouse Unterdieterer  ©Familie Haigermoser
Farmhouse Vorderweinau ©Familie Pölzleitner
Farmhouse Großschlag ©Familie Harml
Altar room of the parish church Annaberg ©Pfarrverband Lammertal

Religion on the move

St. Anna im Berg becomes Annaberg

In the 18th century, around 1732, the expulsion of the so-called Lutherans (Protestants) reached its peak, in the court district of Abtenau a total of about 250 people were expelled, all of them from Annaberg and Lungötz.

In 1750, the construction of a church in Annaberg was begun, with its completion in 1752 the foundation of the own parish Annaberg's was completed, as the name St. Anna im Berg soon came Annaberg.
Annaberg village view around 1930 ©Ortschronik Annaberg-Lungötz Annaberg village view in 2017 ©TVB Annaberg-Lungötz

From the summer resort to modern tourism

A place in the course of time

The "political community" Annaberg was founded on 4th June 1849 as a form of state organization at that time still without the village Lungötz, there were only the cadastral of 1830.

Mayors or community leaders in Annaberg are only traceable from 1873. Minutes of meetings of the municipal representation are only available from 1900 onwards. The beginning of the World War I and the end of the war were not mentioned in the municipal records.

On March 12, 1938, the German troops marched into Austria, until March 18, 1939 the municipal protocols kept silent, on September 1, 1939 World War II began. The end of the war on 8 May 1945 brought the American occupation and with it a new turnaround.

In the interwar period and even before, Annaberg was a so-called "summer resort". In May 1954, the tourist association Annaberg was founded.
TimetableThe most important data at a glance
1752 Completion of the parish church Annaberg and separation from the mother parish Abtenau
1839 Move to the new school building in Annaberg (the church started teaching in 1753: religion, reading and writing)
1849 Foundation of the political community Annaberg
 1870 Establishment of an own post office "Annaberg i. Lammertal "with postal code 5524
1875 Founding of the traditional music band Annaberg together with St. Martin
1880 Opening of the elementary school Lungötz
1884 Foundation of the voluntary fire brigade Lungötz
1889 Foundation of the voluntary fire brigade Annaberg
1899 Opening of the primary school Gugg, which is supervised together with Weinau by a common teacher (lessons 3 days of the week in Gugg, 3 days of week in Weinau)
1926 Matthias and Maria Kaindl acquire the "Lungötzsäge" (sawmill). This is called already 1602 in a possession of the monastery St. Peter. In 1932 the sawmill burns down and is immediately rebuilt. In the course of time, the production of chipboard products has made Kaindlerwerk the most important employer in a whole region. Subsequently, locations are established in many European countries, the main plant in Lungötz today employs 340 people. Only with the foundation of the Kaindlwerk Lungötz did became a separate village.
1930 The internationally renowned painter and sculptor Prof. Gottfried Kumpf is born in Annaberg. 
1963 Founding of the traditional music band Musikkapelle Lungötz
1964 Inauguration of the church Lungötz
1966 Opening of the secondary school Annaberg
1968 Construction of the Waldbad Lungötz
1973 Inauguration of the new primary school Lungötz
1989 The world's best ski racer of all time, Marcel Hirscher, is born
 1991 Name change of the municipality on 3 December 1991 by the state government of Annaberg in Lammertal in "Annaberg-Lungötz"
1997 Establishment of a dental practice in Annaberg
 2000 Inauguration of the new clubhouse in Annaberg
Construction of two new four-seater chairlifts by Annaberger Zwieselalmbahnen
2001 The first HayART-Festival takes place in Lungötz
2005 Construction of a new sports-centre with sports-home
2005 Opening of the Prof. Gottfried Kumpf-Path
2006 Inauguration of the Prof. Gottfried Kumpf fountain
with rest area and renovation of the school forecourt
2009 Marcel Hirscher wins his first World Cup with the Val-d'Isère giant slalom in december
2010 Inauguration of the newly designed church forecourt in Lungötz
2011 Construction of the Hayfigures-path along the Reinischweg
2012 Inauguration of the staircase to the top of the Kopfberg and the statue of St. Anna, patron saint of the village, carved from swiss stone pine
2013 Marcel Hirscher becomes World Champion in slalom and team competition in Schladming
2015 Marcel Hirscher becomes World Champion in alpine Combination and team competition in Vail/Beaver Creek
2015 Completition of the Donnerkogel mountain railway in Annaberg-Astauwinkel
2016 Construction of the FunGolf stations around the Kopfberg
2017 Marcel Hirscher becomes World Champion in giant slalom and slalom in St. Moritz
2018 Marcel Hirscher becomes double Olympic Champion in PyeonChang (giant slalom / combination) and seventh overall World Cup winner in a row
2019 After the winter season 2018/19 Marcel Hirscher wins the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup for the eighth time in a row! Eight large crystal balls in a row, not a single skier has succeeded in doing this so far.
  04th of September:
Marcel Hirscher officially announces his retirement from the alpine ski racing sport
  07th of September: Inauguration of the gondola of the Donnerkogelbahn, designed according to the specifications of Prof. Gottfried Kumpf, in the presence of the artist.
2020 30th of Nobember: The native Annaberg artist Prof. Gottfried Kumpf reiceived the honorary citizenship of the community of Annaberg-Lungötz on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
September 29: Marcel Hirscher presents his ski brand "Van Deer". 
The locality in the center of Annaberg will be adapted to his needs.
2022 Prof. Gottfried Kumpf passed away on September 5th, 2022 at the age of 91. With his warm personality and his humorous nature, he will always be fondly remembered in his place of birth.

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