|Bundesland: Oberösterreich||Upper Austria|
Seewalchen am Attersee is situated at an elevation of 498 m on the northern end of Lake Attersee. The oldest traces of settlements in this area date back to 2500 BC. Remains of the prehistoric lake-dwellings are still visible near the shore at the bottom of the lake. The origin of many villages in the area goes back to settlements of the Romans, who came into this area around 15 BC. Germanic settlers, arriving here around AD 600 called the Roman inhabitants or 'Walchen', which became the origin of the name Seewalchen (i.e. the 'Romans living at the lake'). The first mentioning of Seewalchen as a market town dates from 1524, but this status was lost soon as it was called a village again already in 1570. Summer tourism started in the late 19th century and today is a major economic factor of the town. Since 1977, Seewalchen has the official status of a market town.
The parish church Sankt Jakobus der ältere (St. James the Greater) [right, centre] was built between 1439 and 1476 in Gothic style, and was remodelled and enlarged in the 17th and 19th century.