© Donauschlinge Schlögen © Upper Austria Tourism / Steininger
Donauschlinge Schlögen © Upper Austria Tourism / Steininger


Eferding, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Welcome to Eferding!
There are many reasons to visit the third oldest town in Austria (town charter 1222). Mentioned as "Everdingen" in the Song of the Nibelungs, an important road junction of the Danube Limes during Roman times, the Bavarians laid the foundations for a settlement around 500 AD. For centuries, Eferding was one of the centres of the country. The town gates once opened here for many crowned heads: for the Hohenstaufer Friedrich II, for the emperors Sigismund and Maximilian and for King Wenceslas. Paracelsus was a guest in Eferding, Johannes Kepler celebrated his wedding in Eferding. The centre is the large town square, almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, with imposing town houses and facades.

Eferding- town since 1222
and yet also young at heart- offers something for everyone and invites you to visit!

Among the yearly highlights of Eferding ranks the unique Advent at the Castle, taking place in the idyllic inner courtyard, the romantic cellar vaults and the outstanding castle halls. Experience very special moments in a truly unforgettable ambiance and enjoy great events, musical highlights, concerts, folk-dance evenings, lectures, special exhibitions, and a lot more!

  • 4.441Inhabitants

  • 2,7 km²Area

  • 271 m ASLElevation

  • 48.31, 14.02GPS coordinates


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Stadtmarketing und Tourismus Eferding
Stadtplatz 31
4070 Eferding

Phone +43 7272 5555 - 1711

Service & information

Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

Phone +43 732 7277 - 888

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