Kammer am Attersee (english)

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Kammer is a part of Schörfling am Attersee. At the 2001 census, 431 inhabitants were registered in Kammer. The most famous building in Kammer is the Kammer Castle. The Hotel Kammer was a first class hotel at the first half of the 20th century.


First mentions of Kammer

1249: Gotfrido de Chamer, Hæidfolcho de Chamer (Salzburg)
1260: apud chamer
1380: "in Kamer"
1383: Chamer in the Atergow
Note: In the Legend of the Flavia, a reign at the lake is reported at the outgoing Roman period.


From Kamer(e) = Kammer, in the sense of "economic management belonging to a dominance".


Previously the area south of the Maierhof was called Kammerl .

Mention and derivation

1371: datz dem Cæmerlein, 16th century: Camerlein, Chamerl, derived from "Kammer".

On 1 January 1975, the village of Kammerl was "integrated" into the village of Kammer by means of a municipal council decision.

Hans Dickinger writes 1986:
"Kammer" is something different than Kammerl. The people of Kammer belonged to the Kammer Castle. In Kammerl, on the other hand, there lived fishermen, sailors, weavers, and, above all, woodcutters. Kammerl is a large village. The houses are located away from the lake. In Kammer, everything was concentrated around the castle.[1].


  • Hans Dickinger: Schörfling
  • Anton Kastenhuber: various publications in Lenzing periodicals: Lenzella, annual reports of the Hauptschule Lenzing, 1958-1963;
  • Maria Jedinger: Local names of the district Vöcklabruck, 1954 (K. Schiffmann: Ortsnamen 1935);
  • Reutner: The village names of the political district Vöcklabruck, publishing 1997;
  • Local name book of Upper Austria.



  1. Source Hans Dickinger: The street names in Schörfling, 1986