Other principal towns are Wels (12,187), Ischl (9646) and Gmunden (7126).
The chief lakes are the Traun-see or Lake of Gmunden (1383 ft.
The capital of the district is Gmunden, and other places of importance are Ischl, Hallstatt and Ebensee (7656), which are important salt-mining centres.
GMUNDEN, a town and summer resort of Austria, in Upper Austria, 40 m.
It is much frequented as a health and summer resort, and has a variety of lake, brine, vegetable and pine-cone baths, a hydropathic establishment, inhalation chambers, whey cure, &c. There are a great number of excursions and points of interest round Gmunden, specially worth mentioning being the Traun Fall, 10 m.
Gmunden was a town encircled with walls already in 1186.
Krackowizer, Geschichte der Stadt Gmunden in Oberosterreich (Gmunden, 1898-1901, 3 vols.).