The Essential
In the Middle Ages, because of its practical location on the left bank of the Traun, Lambach was the point where salt carried overland in sacks from Hallstatt was loaded onto boats for Vienna and Bohemia. To this activity was added the prestige and fame of a Benedictine abbey founded in the 11C by Adalbero, Count of Lambach and Bishop of Würzburg. It retains famous Byzantine-inspired frescoes.