The most importangin the middle: former mayor Karl Furtner, Topothequer of Haunoldstein in the red sweater, framed by (from left to right) Karl Lahmer (katholisches Bildungswerk Haunoldstein), Bürgermeister Hubert Lugner, Alexander Schatek (Topothek) and historian Gerhard Floßmann. © Gemeinde Haunoldstein

A / NOE: Haunoldstein: Topotheque Presentation

Under the motto „Haunoldstein also has his Ötzi“, former mayor Karl Furtner presented the result of his work over the past few years: the Topotheque of the municipality of Haunoldstein. Over 10,000 photos, 50 video films and more than 110 historical documents have already been entered and indexed, making them accessible to the general public. Mayor Hubert Luger was able to welcome more than 100 interested people to the community hall at the official presentation.
Among the guests was the initiator and inventor of the Topotheque, Alexander Schatek. He reported on the legal aspects related to the extensive online archive. The Loosdorf historian Gerhard Flossmann not only appreciated Karl Furtner‘s historical knowledge, but also his accuracy in the dates and historical texts.
Haunoldstein also has his „Ötzi“, reported Karl Furtner. Four skeletons from the period between 2300 and 1600 BC were uncovered by the Federal Monuments Office in 1999 during the construction of the „Knoten Rohr“ freight train bypass in the municipality of Haunoldstein. Much younger are the photos of actor Peter Alexander, who regularly fished in the Pielach a good 60 years ago, and of the painter and sculptor Professor Ernst Fuchs, who lived in the Meierhof on the Osterburg for a few years around 1980.
More Topotheque evenings will follow with Karl Furtner in the parish center. This was announced by Karl Lahmer from the Haunoldstein Catholic Educational Institute at the end of the successful presentation.
The official presentation of the Haunoldstein Topotheque was organized by the community together with the Haunoldstein Catholic Educational Institute and the Village Renewal and Beautification Association.