Nestled between Lake Chiemsee and Lake Waginger, in direct proximity to the Chiemgau Alps and bordering the mountain river Traun, Traunstein is located in one of the most beautiful natural and cultural landscapes of Upper Bavaria. To this day, much here revolves around salt - people have been trading in the “white gold” here since the Middle Ages. The basis for its importance as a saltworks location was the construction of the brine pipeline in the 17th century - the first pipeline in the world - from Reichenhall to Traunstein. For Traunstein and its urban development, the brine pipeline, considered a technical marvel in its day, was of inestimable value - and still is today. Salt has had a decisive influence on the town (history). The new open-air museum Salinenpark is one of the most important sights, as are the saltworks houses and the saltworks chapel. 

Traunstein's historic old town, the many sights and buildings steeped in history give Traunstein as the heart of Chiemgau an unmistakable character. Numerous cafés and restaurants invite you to linger and enjoy. A colorful selection of stores offers the opportunity to stroll and shop.

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