Welcome to St.Marienkirchen
This landingpage should support you during your stay with Frauscher in Austria and give you a rough guideline through the day. It is divided into different chapters and topics. If anything is missing or if you have explored something that could be useful for others too – please feel free to contact us anytime. Thanks a lot in advance for your help and support – and enjoy your stay with us!
Good to know about Frauscher
The Frauscher headquarter in Austria is located in St. Marienkirchen, a small community with approximately 1,900 inhabitants. St. Marienkirchen is part of the so-called “Innviertel”, one of the four quarters of Upper Austria. The cultural heritage of this region is very rural and still a lot of farms and smaller villages can be seen around Schärding, the capital of the district.
The website of the community is available in German only.
International guests tend to fly into Munich airport (Germany!)
Also Vienna airport is frequently used.
The distance to St. Marienkirchen is quite close and individual airport transfer can be organised via the Office Management.
T: +43 7711 2920-0
Frauscher à Munich airport: 180 km
Frauscher à Salzburg airport: 91 km
Frauscher à Linz airport: 83 km
Austria by car
Due to the geographic position next to the German border, one of the main Austrian highways (A8) is very close and also the distances between Munich or Vienna are moderate.
Driving in Austria is generally uncomplicated and offers great flexibility. Roads are well maintained, whether you select a highway or a meandering byway. An international drivers license is required.
All Austrian motorways ('Autobahn') and 'S' roads are subject to toll. You must be in possession of a "Vignette" (toll sticker) as you enter Austria. You can purchase 10-day, 2-month and annual vignettes. More information can be found here.
Frauscher à Vienna: 260 km
Frauscher à Linz: 96 km
Frauscher à Salzburg: 90 km
Frauscher à Schärding: 10 km
Attention: Please double-check before your arrival to Austria, whether you are allowed to drive! For further information, please click here.
Austria by train
It is very convenient to travel Austria by train. There is a good connection in both directions, Vienna (passing Linz) or Salzburg. The nearest station is in Schärding and train schedules can be easily checked on the OEBB website.
The OEBB (state-owned main train provider) offers special tickets for leisure and free-time activities.
The Westbahn (private train provider) offers various discounts too.
Frauscher à Schärding trainstation: 12 km
Travelling times between major Austrian cities:
Vienna – Salzburg à less than 2,5 hours with ÖBB railjet
Linz – Graz à starting from approx. 3 hours
Linz – Innsbruck à approx. 3 hours with ÖBB railjet
Getting around in Schärding
Schärding is the next bigger town close to St. Marienkirchen. Most hotels for Frauscher guests are there, many restaurants and shopping opportunities.
You can get a first overview of the city on the website of the tourist information (available in German only).
Schärding is approx. 15 minutes away from St. Marienkirchen by car. Unfortunately, public transport is very poor – you can get information on bus connections here. Please be aware, that there is no bus connection at night and only few on weekends. Besides from that, there is a bike track along the river Inn directly to Schärding. It takes around 30 minutes to go there; bikes are available to rent from the Frauscher apartments. Please just get in contact with OM.
Generally, shops in Austria open at around 7.30 am and close between 6 and 7 pm (from Monday to Friday). On a Saturday, shops close at around 6pm. On Sundays and public holidays, all shops and even some restaurants are generally closed!!
In Ried im Innkreis there is a public secondary school that will offer the possibility to attend a bilingual class from the school year 2021/22.
The programme is aimed at children from the age of 10 and ends with the A-levels (Austrian Matura) at the age of 18. Students are taught several subjects in both English and German.
Special tutoring in German and English is offered for students whose mother tongue is not German, as well as for students who need additional support in English.
Pharmacies and doctors
You can find information about the next pharmacy on duty here.
The "delphin" pharmacy is located next to the city center of Schärding.
Note: most pharmacies are closed around lunchtime (between 12pm und 2pm) and on a Saturday after 12pm. You have to look up, if there is one available for emergency cases. For some special medication, you need a doctors’ prescription.
For minor issues you can visit the local doctor at St. Marienkirchen, Dr. Johannes Hochhauser:
- Web: www.st-marienkirchen.at/Dr_Johannes_Hochhauser
- Phone: +43 7711 2207.
Also here, please know that there are limited surgery times.
There is also a general hospital in Schärding. For more information visit the website of the hospital (available in German only). You should go to the hospital in case of urgent emergencies only. Your first contact should always be the local doctor. You can check via telephone (just dial 141), which doctor is on duty.
Attention: please make sure before going to Austria, which kind of healthcare is covered by your local insurance provider. If necessary, conclude an appropriate travel insurance package.
Schärdinger Straße 23, 4774 St. Marienkirchen bei Schärding
MON – FRI 07:00 – 18:30
SAT 07:00 – 17:00
Hauptstraße 12, 4774 St. Marienkirchen bei Schärding
MON, TUE, THU 06:00 – 13:00
FRI 06:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 18:00
SAT 06:00 – 12:00
Othmar-Spanlang-Straße 1, 4780 Schärding
MON – FRI 07:40 – 20:00
SAT 07:40 – 18:00
Othmar-Spanlang-Straße 3, 4780 Schärding
MON – FRI 08:00 – 18:30
SAT 08:00 – 18:00
Linzer Straße 55, 4780 Schärding
MON – FRI 07:15 – 19:30
SAT 07:15 – 18:00
Hauptstraße 3, 4774 St. Marienkirchen bei Schärding
MON – FRI 08:00 – 12:00
FRI 14:30 – 16:30
Oberer Stadtplatz 24, 4780 Schärding
MON – FRI 08:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00 (except for WED)
Oberer Stadtplatz 25-26, 4780 Schärding
MON – FRI 08:00 – 12:00 and MON / FRI 14:00 – 15:00