Photographer's Note

Traunsee is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria. Its surface is approximately 24.5 km² and its maximum depth is 191 metres. It is a popular tourist destination. The lake is surrounded by mountains, and other towns,to include Gmunden, Altmünster and Traunkirchen.

The source of the lake comes from the Traun River in Upper Austria. It begins in the mountains of Steirmark and flows through the Salzkammergut area and the lakes Hallstätter See and Traunsee. The Traun is a tributary of the Danube, which it meets near the City of Linz.

The river is noted for its trout and grayling. I have fished this river many times and I have caught many fish.. Gmunden also has a beautiful regatta of boats in the summer time. When I moved from Vienna to Linz in August 1948, I almost immediately discovered the Traun and have fond memories of it and it's namesake the Traunsee.

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