|Primary inflows |
Basin countries Austria
Max. width 3 km (1.9 mi)
Surface elevation 423 m
Length 12 km
Outflow location Traun
|Primary outflows Traun River|
Max. length 12 km (7.5 mi)
Surface area 24.5 km (9.5 sq mi)
Area 24.5 km²
Width 3 km
|Cities Gmunden, Ebensee, Altmünster, Traunkirchen|
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Traunsee is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria, located at 47°52′N 13°48′E. Its surface is approximately 24.5 km² and its maximum depth is 191 metres. It is a popular tourist destination, and its attractions include Schloss Ort, a medieval castle.
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Map of Traunsee, Austria
At the North end of the lake is Gmunden, at the south end is Ebensee. The lake is surrounded by mountains, including the Traunstein, and a number of other towns and villages surround the lake, including Altmünster and Traunkirchen.
Traunsee lake is also home to a lake monster known as "Lungy". In Austrian folklore, The legends tell of a Waterhorse being ridden on the back by a Mermaid that resides in the waters. There are photos and videos online showing what appears to be a large creature swimming in the lake. The very first photograph of the creature was taken by an English tourist in July 2013.