Welcome to Traun, a picturesque Austrian city located on the north bank of the river Traun and bordering the capital of Upper Austria, Linz, to the east. Traun is the fifth largest city in Upper Austria, located in the district of Linz-Land, and is known for its rich history, excellent educational institutions, strong economy, and convenient transportation connections.

Traun has a rich history dating back to the Neolithic period, as evidenced by excavation findings suggesting the first settlements were established when the Roman road led from Wels to Lorch (Enns). In the 6th century, Bavarii settlers arrived in the area, and around 790, the name ‘dru’ (meaning river) was mentioned in a document for the first time. Traun was first mentioned as a place in a document in 813-824, and in 1113, the former moated castle was first documented. The castle was reconstructed twice, first into a Renaissance building in 1560 and then into a Baroque building in 1725. The first school in Traun opened in 1784, and in 1785, it merged with the villages of St. Dionysen and Oedt. In the mid-19th century, the first industries were established, including textiles, paper, flat and braid products, and vinegar. Traun became a city in 1973 and has since seen the development of many new buildings and institutions, such as the Bundesschulzentrum Traun, the city hall, and the district court.

Traun has a population of approximately 26,000 people and is known as a school city for having almost all types of educational institutions. There are 11 kindergartens, four primary schools, three secondary schools, two other primary/secondary schools, three high schools, two institutions for adult education, and one music school.

Traun is located in the economic center of Upper Austria and has more than 1200 companies with about 11,000 employees in total. Notable national and international operating companies are based in Traun, including Internorm, Pez, and delfortgroup.

Traun has convenient transportation connections, including the nearby Linz Airport, the Phyrnbahn railway, and several autobahn and bundesstraße connections. In spring 2016, line 3 of the Linz tramway system was extended to Traun, and the Wilhelm Welser Verkehrsbetriebe Traun operates buses on 14 routes in Traun that connect Traun with all neighboring cities and communities.

Traun has produced several notable personalities, including politician Ignaz Hinterleithner, governor of Upper Austria Josef Pühringer, and journalist Martina Salomon.

Come visit Traun and discover all the treasures this charming city has to offer!

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