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Ansfelden (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Linz Land
License plate : LL
Surface: 31.33 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 12 '  N , 14 ° 17'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 12 '30 "  N , 14 ° 17' 20"  E
Height : 289  m above sea level A.
Residents : 17.092 (January 1, 2020)
Postcodes : 4052, 4053
Area code : 07229, 07227 and 0732
Community code : 4 10 02
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptplatz 41
4053 Haid
Mayor : Manfred Baumberger ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(37 members)
15th 15th 
A total of 37 seats
Location of Ansfelden in the Linz-Land district
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View of the Ansfelden district, September 2019
View of the Ansfelden district, September 2019
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria
View over Ansfelden at nightfall

Ansfelden is a town with 17,092 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the central region of Upper Austria .

Ansfelden is primarily characterized by its proximity to the state capital Linz further north . The responsible judicial district is the judicial district of Traun .


Ansfelden lies at an altitude of 289  m above sea level. A. in the central area of Upper Austria . The urban area borders in the north on the state capital Linz and the city of Traun , in the east on Sankt Florian , in the south on St. Marien , in the southwest on Neuhofen an der Krems and in the west on Pucking .

The highest point with 373  m above sea level. A. is the Zirnberg (not to be confused with the Ziehberg) in the cadastral community of Nettingsdorf.

Community structure

The municipal area comprises the following 14 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Ansfelden (2041)
  • Audorf (1112)
  • Mountain (149)
  • Fleckendorf (143)
  • Freindorf (2277)
  • Forhappen (389)
  • Digging corner (50)
  • Haid (8091)
  • Kremsdorf (1410)
  • Moss (171)
  • Nettingsdorf (320)
  • Rapperswinkel (825)
  • Vordermayrberg (49)
  • Weissenberg (65)

The community consists of the five cadastral communities Ansfelden, Fleckendorf, Kremsdorf, Nettingsdorf and Rapperswinkel.

Neighboring communities

Traun Linz
Pucking Neighboring communities St. Florian
Neuhofen an der Krems St. Mary


Ansfelden was first mentioned in a document around 788/91 in the Notitia Arnonis of the Church of Salzburg as "Albinsvelt". The name Ansfelden derives from Albinsvelt and Alpunesfeld ( Albuni ) (mentioned in the "Kremsmünster Foundation Deed " from 777 as part of a donation from Tassilo III. To Kremsmünster Abbey).

Originally (from 976) in the eastern part of the Duchy of Bavaria , the place in the " Ostarrichi " region belonged to the new Duchy of Austria since 1156 . Since 1490 it has been assigned to the Principality of Austria ob der Enns . During the Napoleonic Wars , the place was occupied several times.

Since 1918 the place belonged to the federal state of Upper Austria and after the annexation of Austria to the German Reich fell on March 13, 1938 to the " Gau Oberdonau ".

After the end of World War II in 1945, Ansfelden belonged to the US zone of occupation in occupied post-war Austria and to the restored state of Upper Austria.

The DP camp set up by the American military administration on the site of a former prisoner-of-war camp in the Haid district , the 121 Haid housing estate for so-called displaced persons , contributed significantly to the increase in the population . Later displaced persons , sometimes up to 10,000 people from the east, were housed there. From the mid- 1950s , Haid was expanded into a modern satellite town of Ansfeld with a large infrastructure.

Ansfelden received the municipal coat of arms on September 27, 1986 and was elevated to the status of town on September 25, 1988. On the occasion of this celebration a special postage stamp was issued by the Austrian postal administration.

During the flood of the century in 2002 , a dam broke in Kremsdorf in the area of ​​the Redersiedlung, as a result of which it was partially flooded 1.5 m. At that time, a total of 20% of the city area was flooded.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the community Ansfelden.svg

Official description of the municipal
coat of arms : “Divided diagonally to the left by a silver wavy strip from the shield base to the shield head; at the top a row of six silver organ pipes, each slightly shorter at the bottom, in
green, a silver cogwheel at the bottom, in red. “ The community colors are green-yellow-red.

The organ pipes in the municipal coat of arms awarded in 1985 refer to the Ansfelden-born composer and organist Anton Bruckner . The cog wheel stands for the importance of industry and commerce for the city, the wavy bar for the two rivers Krems and Traun .


The municipal council consists of 37 members, of which 15 have been part of the FPÖ , 15 have been part of the SPÖ , 5 have been part of the ÖVP and 2 have been part of the Greens since the 2015 local council election .

Manfred Baumberger from the SPÖ has been the mayor since June 21, 2010. In the second election of the mayor in October 2015, he prevailed against his rival Christian Partoll from the FPÖ with 57.67% of the votes.

In the 2015 municipal council elections, the SPÖ again suffered losses of 6.15 percentage points, and with a remaining 38.2% share of the vote, it lost two more seats and, for the first time since 1949, its status as the party with the most voters. The FPÖ was able to benefit most from the losses, which with an increase of around 14.88 percentage points was able to gain a share of the vote of around 39.66% (+ 6 mandates). The ÖVP, on the other hand, lost 9.18 percentage points to only 14.77% and thus lost four of its previous nine mandates. The Greens gained slightly by 0.46 percentage points, but this did not change the number of their seats (still two seats on the municipal council). The turnout rose to 71.68 percent.

  • 1958 to 1985: Walter Wimmer
  • 1985 to 1995: Gottfried Aschenwald
  • 1995 to 2010: Walter Ernhard
  • since 2010: Manfred Baumberger


Population development

More than 16,000 people currently live in Ansfelden, including the second resident. A quarter of the population living in Ansfelden was not born in Austria and therefore has a migration background. Among other things, this is due to the former Haid refugee camp , from which many people in Ansfelden have found a new home.

Town twinning

Culture and sights

Ansfelden parish church
Anton Bruckner Center in Ansfelden
Berg parish church
  • Anton Bruckner's birthplace: Ansfelden is not only known to lovers of classical music thanks to the birthplace of the composer Anton Bruckner . He was born on September 4, 1824 and grew up in Ansfelden.
  • Anton Bruckner Centrum (ABC): In 1996, in memory of the 100th anniversary of Anton Bruckner's death, the 'Anton Bruckner Centrum (ABC)' was built in the center of Ansfelden, which is used as an event center. In addition to the direct abbreviation of the name, the letters are also intended to symbolize Bruckner's activity as a teacher.
  • Anton Bruckner Sinfoniewanderweg : In honor of the composer, 9 stations were laid out on the 9 km long section of the Jakobsweg , which leads from the musician's birthplace in the center of the city through meadows and forests to the neighboring community of Sankt Florian near Linz - one of his places of work as an organist and his grave leads.
  • Town hall ballroom, galleries: in the Haid district; In addition to the annual hobby and Easter exhibition, it is used by local associations and the city's cultural department (larger events).
  • Churches: There are a total of four churches in the urban area of ​​Ansfelden. In Ansfelden , Berg and Haid ( motorway church ) there is a Catholic church each. The only Protestant church in the Ansfelden municipality is in Haid.

State Garden Show 2011

In 2011, the Upper Austrian State Garden Show was held in Ansfelden under the title “Symphony in Green” . The Ritzlhof Horticultural School provided part of the 20 hectare site and was an important partner in the planning and implementation. On this occasion, a local recreation area was created along the Krems, which will continue to exist for the population in the city and region even after the state horticultural show.


Sons and daughters

People with a relationship to the city

Honorary citizen

  • Walter Wimmer, Mayor from 1958 to 1985 (2003)
  • Gottfried Aschenwald, Mayor from 1985 to 1995 (2005)
  • Albert Schreiberhuber (2005)

Bearer of the cultural badge

The cultural badge has been awarded to various community citizens who are committed to culture since 1996.

  • Josef Fuchshuber (1997)
  • Oskar field dancer (2001)
  • Josef Friedhuber (2001)
  • Harald Limberger (2005)
  • Otto Griesmeier (2006)
  • Michael Hochgatterer (2006)
  • Josef Paulmair (2006)
  • Hermann Holzner (2008)
  • Helmut Roth (2008)

Acknowledgment of special merits in voluntary work

In December 2011, the recognition mark for special services in honorary office was awarded to 24 people for the first time. The city thus expresses its appreciation and recognition for voluntary work. At the gala, the award was given to Othmar Gruber, Paul Müller, Walter Becker, Christine Platzl, Georg Tiefgraber, Daniel Stotz, Rupert Schwaiger, Waltraud Schinko, Margaretha Cepek, Anna and Georg Safnauer, Werner Brandl, Johann Niederhuemer, Erwin Schönecker, Leopoldine Grünbart , Anna Auer, Karl Greul, Peter Mayer, Eduard Gruber, Elisabeth Fuchshuber, Siegfried Niederhuber, Grete Pichler, Helmut Rabitsch and Brigitte Schauflinger.


Ansfelden on the motorway
Haid district (Kirchenstrasse) in winter
Nettingsdorf station
Ansfelden stop
Nettingsdorf paper mill from the south. In the foreground the mountains of wood chips

Ansfelden can be easily reached by road as well as by train and air. Protests by civil associations at the beginning of this century highlighted the problem that the volume of traffic in some parts of the city exceeds the capacity of the streets.

Road traffic

There are two important supraregional transport hubs in the city of Ansfelden:

  • The motorways Linz in the district free village where the Mühlkreisautobahn highway A 7 from the West Highway branches A 1 in the direction north.
  • The Haid motorway junction in the Berg district (part of the junction is also located in the municipality of Pucking ), where the Wels A 25 motorway branches off from the A 1 western motorway in the north-west direction.

The A1 between the two motorway junctions is one of the most heavily traveled motorway sections in Austria. With 33.94 million vehicles per year (92,986 vehicles per day) it is in fifth place in vehicle traffic, in truck traffic the A1 in Haid ranks 6.14 million trucks per year (16,820 trucks per day in 2011 ) even in first place.

Inner-city traffic routes

  • Traunufer Landesstraße L 563 (east-west) from the city limits of Linz through the districts of Freindorf, Audorf, Rapperswinkel, Haid to the city limits to Pucking. It runs parallel to the western motorway, offset to the north.
  • Kremstal Straße B 139 (north-south) from the city limits to Traun through the districts of Haid, Kremsdorf and Ritzlhof to the city limits to Neuhofen an der Krems.
  • Ansfeldner Landesstraße L 1394 (north-south) from the roundabout in the Ansfelden district in a southbound direction through the Ansfelden and Fleckendorf districts and the Florianerholz to the city limits to St. Florian near Linz.
  • Ritzlhof Landesstraße L 1392 (east-west) from the intersection with the Traunufer Landesstraße in the Audorf district through the Kremsdorf district to the intersection with the Kremstal Bundesstraße at the Haid Center.
  • Wambacher Straße (Gemeindestraße, west-east) through the districts of Nettingsdorf, Moos, Grabwinkel, Fleckendorf, Vordermayrberg to the city limits to Linz. It runs parallel to the western motorway in the Wambach valley, offset to the south.

Bike paths

In a north-south direction, the supra-regional Upper Austrian cycle path R10 (Kremstal cycle path) runs parallel to the Pyhrnbahn route and runs from Traun to Klaus. In the Kremsdorf district, at the Nettingsdorf train station, the supraregional Upper Austrian cycle route R14 (Anton-Bruckner-Radweg) branches off, which continues in the city via Wambachstrasse to St. Florian and ends at the Abhaben-Asten power station .

Within the urban area, the districts to the north of the A 1 motorway in particular can be reached via almost continuous cycle paths. There is a cycle path along Ritzlhofstrasse between the districts of Ansfelden and Kremsdorf.

The neighboring town of Traun can be reached quickly from the Haid district via a steel footbridge parallel to the Pyhrnbahn. The state capital Linz can also be reached in around 40 to 60 minutes via the same route. From the Freindorf district, a cycle path runs parallel to Traunufer- / Kremsmünsterer Straße to Ebelsberg.

A weather-protected Bike & Ride facility is located at the Ansfelden train station.

Rail transport

The Nettingsdorf train station is located in Kremsdorf . The Pyhrnbahn that runs through it is now only single-tracked towards the south ( Selzthal ). Between 1988 and 1995, high-speed trains ran between Linz Hbf and Nettingsdorf, the southern terminus of which was expanded with each timetable period: first to Rohr im Kremstal , later to Kirchdorf an der Krems . Nettingsdorf station is also a shunting station for the Nettingsdorf paper mill, which is located in the immediate vicinity and connected by a siding .

The Ansfelden stop , designed as an island platform, is located in Rapperswinkel . This station is only served by regional trains of the ÖBB .

Local transport

Ansfelden and all parts of the city are connected by buses operated by Wilhelm Welser Verkehrsbetriebe Traun . They usually run every hour. There is also a shuttle bus between Linz Hbf and IKEA Haid, via Haider Hauptplatz.

Future tram: There are plans to expand line 3 of the Linz tram from Traun via Haid to Nettingsdorf. The construction project is unclear, however.


The close proximity to Linz Airport also means it can be reached from the air.


South-east view of the Nettingsdorfer paper mill
  • The Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG is probably the best-known industrial company from Ansfelden that also creates identity for parts of the population and is based in the Nettingsdorf district.
  • The Haid Center (formerly the Haid Shopping Center) and the settlement of retail companies from the furniture and construction industry along the A1 in the Audorf district are dominant in the cityscape.


  • Rescue: The municipality is supplied by the Red Cross Upper Austria via the Traun branch with services for emergency and ambulance transport as well as home nursing. The emergency doctor vehicle (NEF) base for the Linz Land district and southern Linz is located in the village of Freindorf, in the building complex of the motorway maintenance depot .
  • Fire Department: The city of Ansfelden is from the three volunteer fire departments Ansfelden, Freidorf, Nettingsdorf as well as the company fire brigade supervised Nettingsdorf paper mill.
  • Police: There is a police station in the Haid district and a motorway police base on the motorway.

Social institutions and coexistence

Social facilities

  • Kindergartens, parent-child centers and day nurseries: for children under three years of the children's friends , the crèche Zwergerldorf operated in the district Haid. For children from three years of age, there are five kindergartens to choose from: the Ansfelden kindergarten, the Freindorf kindergarten, the Haid I and Haid II kindergartens, and the Kremsdorf kindergarten and branch.
  • Parent-child centers: There are parent-child centers in the districts of Haid and Freindorf, which offer programs for children between the ages of zero and five, but also for parents and carers (advanced training seminars). The ELKIZ in Freindorf is supported by a private sponsoring association (Familienbund OÖ), while that in Haid is supported by the municipality of Ansfelden.
  • After-school care center: In the Ansfelden district, two after-school care groups use the school premises in the Ansfelden elementary and secondary school. In the densely populated district of Haid, children between the ages of 7 and 14 can attend one of four after-school care groups. After all, there is also an after-school care group at the school location in the Kremsdorf district.
  • Day care centers: In the districts of Ansfelden, Haid and Kremsdorf there are day care centers where older citizens can experience society and community. The facilities in Ansfelden and Haid are open on weekdays in the afternoons, those in Kremsdorf twice a week in the afternoons.
  • Meals on wheels: The municipality of Ansfelden offers the "Meals on Wheels" service for community citizens who, due to their advanced age and lack of relatives, can no longer provide themselves with food. The menu consists of three courses and is freshly cooked every day and served warm.
  • Assisted living: In the districts of Ansfelden, Kremsdorf and Freindorf there are a total of 40 apartments from the “Assisted living” offer. In addition to the barrier-free apartments, there is also a group room in each house. Employees of the municipal office are available as contact persons for the residents several times a week.
  • Haid retirement and nursing home: The Linz-Land social welfare association operates a retirement and nursing home in the Haid district. People from the Linz-Land district find a new home there in 137 care places as soon as they can no longer stay or care at home.
  • Mobile social market: Since May 2009, a mobile social market has been offering goods from the trade twice a week whose expiry date has already been exceeded, but which can be consumed without further ado. The products are sold to people with low incomes at a symbolic price. The purchase authorization is checked using the household income and documented with an ID.
  • Social counseling center: The social counseling center Ansfelden offers a first point of contact for people in social emergency. Citizens receive (for example) information on topics such as social assistance, care allowance, child care bonus, old people's home admission and the community's own offers in the social field.

Living together in Ansfelden

Since 1995 the city has been taking action to promote a good coexistence between the city's citizens. In the beginning there were mainly educational offers (such as early childhood language support, homework supervision for children with learning difficulties), but from 2010 additional measures such as a living environment project ("Ansfelden Mit einer", since 2013), funding for democracy activities ("Jack D.", since 2011 ), Contact persons for new citizens in the city ("bridge builders", since 2012) or a welcoming culture ("welcome folder", since 2012). In order to coordinate and further develop the offers, the city has created the position of a consultant for communal coexistence in the city administration (since 2013).

Since October 2010, the city has been supported by the integration office of the state of Upper Austria and the advisory group vor.ort with its own process. The goals are to increase awareness that joint action serves everyone, to make the city more attractive, to create common and clear guidelines for integration work and to be an example for other cities.

In December 2012, the local council adopted a policy paper as a declaration of intent for good coexistence in the city. In it, politicians acknowledge that immigration has a historical tradition in Ansfelden, that diversity and diversity are seen as enrichment and that the basic attitude of political action in the city should be based on human rights.


Ritzlhof technical school

freetime and sports

  • Haid adventure pool , opened in 1994 in the Haid district
  • Skater arena: Skater arenas have been built in the Ansfelden and Nettingsdorf districts
  • Public playground: There is at least one public playground in every district
  • Youth club: A total of three youth clubs are run in the districts of Freindorf, Nettingsdorf and Haid by a private association on behalf of the municipality.
  • EREMA movement arena : Seven attractive running and walking routes allow you to explore the Ansfeldn municipality in a sporty way



In 1955 a shortwave transmitter was built in Fleckendorf . This system was used by Austrian radio until 1968. Then it was handed over to the Austrian military, which used it until 1996. Today the 110-meter-high former supporting tower for shortwave antennas, built in 1955, is used as a transmission tower for mobile communications.

In 1978, a 93-meter-high radio tower made of reinforced concrete was built further north of the Fleckendorf transmitter .

Biomass heating plant in Haid

The Haid biomass heating plant was opened in the Haid district at the end of 2009 . When completed, it will supply around 2,000 apartments with district heating and save around 5,000 tons of CO 2 per year.


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  • Josef Fuchshuber: Ansfelden then and now. Volume 2 . City of Ansfelden, S. 228-230 .

Web links

Commons : Ansfelden  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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