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.
In the town square's tower, frescos discovered in the 1960s. They date from 1502 and were painted by Tyrolean Jörg Kölderer.
Dörflkirche/Ägidiuskirche' (St. Giles' Church), Baroque church constructed between 1688-1691.
Schöndorfer Kirche, an early medieval fortified church, built before 824.
Museum Heimathaus with Wolfsegg Iron
Espresso am Stadtplatz, Hotel Auerhahn, Cafe zur Brücke, Pizzaria Venezia, City Cafe-Restaurant, Vöcklabruckerhof, Schillerhof, McDonalds, Leiner-Cafe, Resto-Lutz.
There are some pizza delivery services, too.
If you want a night out, there are some local bars, cafes and restaurants. You can try to find something in the surrounding countryside, too.
ServasSchwibbogen 2, 20806. Tu-Th 11AM-11PM Fr 11-2AM Sa 6PM-2AM. Drunken teenagers and supported by the catholic church. At least they're not on the street. The boss is called Hermann. Free internet-surfing, but only one computer.
MosquitoLinzerstrasse 4 4850 Timelkam. F and Sa 21.30PM-4AM. Music from classic rock to electronic. Young people, grunger, raver, hippies. Drinks are expensive and you always have to pay entrance till 2AM plus minus half an hour. But don't ask for free entrance, once the doorkeeper knows that you don't want to pay he wouldn't let you in for free, even after 2AM. The Mosquito was formerly called Gei and everyone still sticks to this name.
The time zone is CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2).
The licence plate is VB.
The postal code is 4840.