A town formed around 1278 in Upper Austria, Gmunden is situated next to the lake Traunsee by the Traun River. The town has much to offer as its culture runs back centuries. As the former centre of the salt trade, Gmunden produced a lot of ceramics and guests can visit the ceramic factory which produces branded pottery. There is also the Schloss Ort, a castle filled with ruins that was built in ancient Roman foundations and is not far from the town centre. The town is filled with museums and churches, such as the K-Hof museum or the Pfarrkirche, a 12th century Gothic church which was later on remodelled in baroque style.