|Bundesland: Oberösterreich||Upper Austria|
Schwanenstadt on the river Ager was first mentioned in AD 790 (as Suanse). It became a market town in 1361 (Schwans) and obtained the status of a town in 1627 when the name was officially changed to Schwanenstadt.
The Neo-Gothic parish church Sankt Philipp und Sankt Jakob [centre] was built in 1900–1902.
The composer Franz Xaver Süßmayer (1766–1803) was born in Schwanenstadt. He
was a pupil of Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From 1792 he was conductor of the orchestra
of the Nationaltheater (after 1821 called Hofburgtheater) in Vienna.
After the death of Mozart he completed his unfinished Requiem Mass.