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Primary inflows  Traun River
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
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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.


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.

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Traunsee Wikipedia