Vorchdorf, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Vorchdorf offers gorgeous views in all directions and a scenery that lends itself to outstanding hiking, cycling and horseback riding.

There are uninterrupted panoramic views of the Höllengebirge range, Traunstein peak, Totes Gebirge massif, Sensengebirge mountains, and beyond.

Vorchdorf is the northernmost village in the District of Gmunden and has a long history dating back to the Neolithic Age. Evidence of this early settlement are ancient tools, a Roman tombstone, and coins.

In the center of Vorchdorf the Hochhaus Castle, a place with heritage and history, is a central focus for the residents of and the visitors to the town. The mighty Renaissance structure once was the seat of the District´s law courts while today it is home to the Local Heritage Museum and a friendly Inn. Eggenberg Castle, the second castle of Vorchdorf, is the oldest, family owned Brewery in Austria.

The quaint Most tavern is just the right place to take rest and spend relaxing moments over fine and hearty specialties. The lovely surroundings of Vorchdorf are dotted by 40 historic heritage farms, all of which have been owned by the same family for at least 200 years.

Staying with us at Vorchdorf, you'll enjoy a visit rich in scenic beauty, history and tradition, splendid castles, fine beers, and genuine hospitality!

  • Inhabitants: 7.524
  • Area: 48 km²
  • Altitude (from): 413m ASL
  • Altitude (to): 414m ASL
  • Longitude: 13.922842741012573
  • Latitude: 48.00324675972157

by train:
Next Intercity stop Wels Hbf (ÖBB and Westbahn), change to the regional express trains to Lambach, change to the "Vorchdorferbahn" from Lambach to Vorchdorf Eggenberg (Stern & Hafferl)
Or with the Traunseebahn from Gmunden to Vorchdorf Eggenberg (Stern & Hafferl)

Connection to public transport / timetable information:

Traunstein Taxi:

The micro public transport solution on site for hikes and excursions to places with connection to the local train and bus lines.
Route 70 - From Vorchdorf station via brewery - Fischböckau - Albenedt (Kalki's) - Pettenbach - Steinbach - Scharnstein
Route 80 - from Almspitz via Bad Wimsbach-Neydahrting, Wim, Kößlwang - Vorchdorf - Hagenmühle (Kirchham)
For both routes, please call the taxi center at least 1 hour in advance at 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.

by car:
Autobahn A1 Westautobahn Vienna <> Salzburg Exit 207 exit Vorchdorf

by plane:
Blue Danube Airport Linz / Hörsching 45 km
W.A. Mozart Airport Salzburg 90 km
Vienna International Airport Vienna / Schwechat 235 Km
Franz-Josef Strauss Airport Munich 255 Km

Travelling by public transport
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Gemeindeamt Vorchdorf
Schloßplatz 7
4655 Vorchdorf

+43 43 6555
+43 7614 6555 - 22

Service & information

Tourismusverband Traunsee-Almtal
Toscanapark 1
4810 Gmunden

+43 7612 74451

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