Grieskirchen, Upper Austria, town in the district of Grieskirchen, alt. 335 m, pop. 4,960, 11.70 km2, north-west of Wels, in the Trattnachtal valley. - District Commission, district court, inland revenue office and employment services, provincial health and social insurance offices, hospital of the School Sisters, Chamber of Labour and District Chamber of Agriculture, Economic Chamber, Vocational training Institute, function hall, Trattnachtal Stadium, Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium secondary school; art centre in Parz Castle; service sector predominant (approx. 54 % of the working population, 1991, mainly personal, social and public services, finance and insurance, trade); production of agricultural machinery, boilers, loading platforms and containers for lorries, metal gratings, toys, lamps, traditional mountings and fittings, cooking cheese; brewery, malthouse, flour mill (one of the most modern in Europe). - First mentioned in 1075, first mentioned as market town in 1343, town since 1613. Early Gothic parish church, Baroque alterations in 1702, pier altars in the nave (1766) by M. Goetz; Calvary Chapel (1734), Rococo town hall, folklore museum (focus on the history of the weaver's guild). Town houses from the period around 1600 with Rococo façades, arcades and oriel windows.
Literature#Oesterr. Staedtebuch, vol. I, Oberoesterreich, 1968; H. Leeb, Beitraege zur Geschichte von Grieskirchen und Umgebung, 1956.