Ausseer Land, Styria, the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut region, the main town of which is Bad Aussee; includes the headwaters of the River Traun and the area around Bad Mitterndorf between the Totes Gebirge mountains, Grimming, Kammergebirge mountains and the eastern part of the Dachstein mountain group. The lakes Altausseersee, Grundlsee, Toplitzsee and Kammersee (site of the Traun waterfall) are located in Ausseer Land From 1938 until July 1, 1948, the Ausseer Land (= judicial district of Bad Aussee) belonged to Upper Austria. The region's main industry is tourism, followed by the wood industry; salt mining in Sandling mountain (since 1147). A large part of Ausseer Land (370 km2) is a nature preserve.
Further reading: F. Hollwöger, Das A. L., 1956; M. Pollner, Grundzüge einer allgemeinen Geschichte des Salzkammergutes unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Ausseer Landes, 1992.