Elsbethen

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Template:Infobox Ort in Österreich Elsbethen is a municipality in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Geography

The town lies directly south of the federal state capital, Salzburg, and borders Flachgau. Parts of the town have become infrastructurally connected with Salzburg.

The highest points in the Elsbethen area are the Schwarzenberg, the Gurlspitze and the Mühlstein.

History

Elsbethen was first mentioned in 930 as Campanuaua. After the Second World War Glasenbach was home to an Allied POW camp, where members of Nazi organizations and war criminals were held.

Politics

The mayor of Elsbethen is the graduate engineer Franz Tiefenbacher (ÖVP), the vice mayors are Edi Knoblechner (SPÖ) and Sebastian Haslauer (ÖVP).

Buildings

The most famous building in Elsbethen is Schloss Goldenstein, which serves today as a private girls' school, attended at one time by Romy Schneider. Next to Schloss Goldenstein is the gothic Elsbethen church.

Transit

Elsbethen lies directly on the route of the Salzburg-Tyrol train, and has its own station. As well, there is the Salzburg-Sud station in Glasenbach.

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