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Vöcklabruck is a small (approximately 12000 inhabitants) town in Upper Austria. Vöcklabruck is the capital city of the region with the same name.
To a visitor the city may appear neat, proud, superficial and conservative.
Vöcklabruck has many shops as well as services and schools. It was chosen for Europäisches Schützentreffen (the European Meeting of Marksmen) in 2003, and has and will play host to other events such as the Internationale Musiktage (International Music Gathering), Landesgartenschau (provincial garden show) 2007, and an Erdbeerfest (strawberry festival), among others.
The flea market for antiques, materials, etc. is usually held on Fridays. Alongside this, food markets selling bread, fish, flowers, fruit, meat, sausages and vegetables etc. take place every Wednesday and Saturday morning.
It has a newly built hospital which has been declared the most modern in Europe.
The Austrian writer Franzobel (Franz Stefan Griebl) comes from this region.
Leonhard Schiemer, an important figure in the Anabaptist movement was born in Vöcklabruck around 1500.
Princess Alexandra of Hanover, the daughter of Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Princess of Hanover was born in Vöcklabruck on July 20, 1999.
Jim Silye, Canadian politician and sportsman.
Wolfgang Holzmair, renowned baritone recitalist and opera singer, born in Vöcklabruck in 1952.

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