The Essential
In the Middle Ages, on account 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. The prestige and influence of a Benedictine abbey, founded in the 11C by Adalbero, Count of Lambach and Bishop of Würzburg, was then added to this commercial activity. The abbey boasts famous Byzantine-inspired frescoes.