Egg (Vorarlberg)

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Egg (Vorarlberg) (Austria)
Egg (Vorarlberg)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Vorarlberg
Political District : Bregenz
License plate : B.
Surface: 65.31 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 26 '  N , 9 ° 54'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 25 '55 "  N , 9 ° 53' 44"  E
Height : 561  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,610 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 55 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 6863
Area code : 05512
Community code : 8 02 11
Address of the
municipal administration:
Loco 873
6863 Egg
Mayor : Paul Sutterlüty (Egger and Großdorfer List)
Local council : (2015)
(24 members)
A total of 24 seats
  • Egger and Großdorfer List: 23
  • Per Egg and Großdorf: 1
Location of Egg in the Bregenz district
Alberschwende Andelsbuch Au Bezau Bildstein Bizau Bregenz Buch Damüls Doren Egg Eichenberg Fußach Gaißau Hard Hittisau Höchst Hörbranz Hohenweiler Kennelbach Krumbach Langen bei Bregenz Langenegg Lauterach Lingenau Lochau Mellau Mittelberg Möggers Reuthe Riefensberg Schnepfau Schoppernau Schröcken Schwarzach Schwarzenberg Sibratsgfäll Sulzberg Warth Wolfurt VorarlbergLocation of the municipality of Egg (Vorarlberg) in the Bregenz district (clickable map)
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District of Egg
District of Egg
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria
Gschwendtobel Bridge
Wire bridge over the Subersach
School report from the trivial school Egg 1812

Egg is a market town with 3610 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg in the Bregenz district . It is the most populous and with an area of ​​65.37 square kilometers also the largest municipality in the Bregenz Forest .


Egg is located in the westernmost federal state of Austria, Vorarlberg, in the Bregenz district southeast of Lake Constance at an altitude of 561 meters. 37.3% of the area is forested, 31.5% of the area of ​​the Alps . The highest point is the Hohe Ifen with the Schneckenloch Cave, the largest cave in Vorarlberg.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following two localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

The community consists of the cadastral community Egg.

Neighboring communities

Due to its size, the market town of Egg borders not only on eight other Vorarlberg communities, but also on a German community in the Hohen Ifens area. The eight Austrian neighboring communities of Egg are all in the political district of Bregenz. Egg is surrounded clockwise, starting in the north, by the communities Alberschwende , Lingenau , Hittisau , Sibratsgälle , the German market Oberstdorf in the Bavarian district of Oberallgäu and the communities Mittelberg , Bezau , Andelsbuch and Schwarzenberg . With a total of nine neighboring communities, Egg is one of the communities in Vorarlberg with most of the neighboring communities.


In 1275 the village "Anderegge" was first mentioned in a document. The High Court of the Inner Bregenz Forest met here until the end of the “ forest republic ”. The Habsburgs ruled the place alternately from Tyrol and Upper Austria ( Freiburg im Breisgau ).

From 1805 to 1814 the place belonged to Bavaria, then again to Austria. Egg has been part of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg since it was founded in 1861. In the Biedermeier period , an iron-containing sulfur spring in Bad Hub was used against rashes and rheumatism , as well as a healing spring in Hinteregg with carbonated sulfur water for malocclusion.

Egg also became known because the former Gauleiter of Württemberg-Hohenzollern , Wilhelm Murr , took his own life on May 14, 1945, together with his wife, by carrying poison ampoules with him. Both were buried in the Egg cemetery. The place was part of the French occupation zone in Austria from 1945 to 1955.

A momentous fire disaster occurred on February 8, 2008. In this 11 people died in a nursing home "Vinzenzheim" in a building fire by smoke inhalation killed and six more were from the volunteer fire badly injured to be saved. One of the injured died in hospital on February 16 as a result of serious injuries.

In November 2019, the Vorarlberg state government announced that Egg would be the twelfth municipality in Vorarlberg to become a market town on January 1st, 2020 . Egg has been Vorarlberg's twelfth market town since January 1, 2020.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the market town of Egg was awarded by the Vorarlberg state government on October 10, 1929 and shows a silver shield with a red shield base. A stylized, fertilized, uprooted linden tree appears in the shield field. In the base of the shield, a silver sword, placed diagonally to the right, is intertwined with an equally tinged staff. In the original version, the shield is surrounded by an ornamented dark green border.

Population development

The proportion of foreigners at the end of 2002 was 4.3 percent. From 1981 to 2011 there was a slight emigration, but this was more than offset by a strongly positive birth balance.


The Egger municipal council consists of 24 members.

  • 1934 - 1938 Kaspar Schwärzler
  • 1938 - 1945 Hans Felder
  • 1945 - 1950 Kaspar Schwärzler (ÖVP)
  • 1950 - 1965 Johann Peter Sutterlüty
  • 1965 - 1980 Richard Natter
  • 1980 - 2000 Anton Sutterlüty (ÖVP)
  • 2000 - 2003 Ariel Lang
  • 2003 - 2012 Norbert Fink
  • 2012 - 2016 Theresia Handler (Egger and Großdorfer List)
  • since 2016 Paul Sutterlüty (Egger and Großdorfer List)

Partner municipality

Culture and sights

  • Parish church hl. Nicholas in Egg
  • Parish church hl. Josef in Großdorf
  • Egg Museum
  • Gschwendtobel Bridge : Alois Negrelli (who planned the Suez Canal ) constructed the wooden bridge between Egg and Lingenau in 1834 . This covered wooden bridge with six-fold reinforced hanging trusses over the Subersach is still today a masterpiece of engineering and carpentry despite its great age. It was the first self-supporting suspension bridge by means of a truss .
  • Suspension bridge between Lingenau and Egg: For a long time, this wire bridge ( suspension bridge ) was the only connection between Lingenau and Egg or the Vorder- and Mittelbregenzerwald. It is 57 meters long and about 15 meters above the water level of the Subersach. The bridge was built in 1901 and today the footbridge is only used as a hiking trail.


In 2003 there were 92 commercial enterprises with 994 employees and 41 apprentices on site. There were 1,485 employees subject to wage tax. In March 1912, the Capo company was founded here.

Another important field of employment is tourism - a total of 63,219 overnight stays were booked in the 2001/2002 tourism year.


Opening move of Bregenzerwaldbahn on 21 September 1902 in Egg
  • Railway: Egg is located on the route of the Bregenz Forest Railway, which was discontinued in 1985 and has been a museum railway ever since. The construction manager of sections for the construction of the Bregenzerwaldbahn around 1901 was Kaspar Ritter , whose construction was carried out by the Egg-based master builder Johann Bertolini .
  • Road: Bridges are very important for the place because the town center can only be reached via bridges.


In Egg there are three kindergartens as well as two elementary schools , a secondary school and an AHS . There are (as of January 2003) 793 pupils in the village, 202 of them at the AHS.


Web links

Commons : Egg  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. Christoph Vallaster: Kleines Vorarlberger Heilbäderbuch , S. 140. On the quality of the medicinal water: Anton Gmeinder, Chemical Investigation Relation of the Mineral Water at Großdorf in Egg: together with instructions for curing diseases and health care according to its components with a geographical description of the bath itself , Bregenz 1830.
  3. Report ( Memento of the original dated February 12, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. of the ORF of February 8, 2008 on the fire disaster in Egg. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Geraldine Reiner: Vorarlberg is getting a new market town. In: Vorarlberger Nachrichten ( November 4, 2019, accessed November 4, 2019 .
  5. Egg becomes a market town. In: . December 30, 2019, accessed January 3, 2020 .
  6. Cornelia Albertani, Ulrich Nachbaur: Vorarlberg municipal coat of arms registry . Ed .: Vorarlberger Landesarchiv. 3. Edition. Bregenz 2011, ISBN 978-3-902622-17-4 , pp. 24 ( [PDF]).
  7. ^ Statistics Austria, A look at the community Egg, population development. Retrieved March 23, 2019 .
  8. ^ Hot mayor's chair in Egg ,, February 3, 2016.
  9. Handler sees finance as a future issue . Article on from April 3, 2012.
  10. Hot mayor's chair in Egg ( memento of the original from February 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Article on from February 3, 2016.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  11. Egg is looking for a mayor . Article on from February 3, 2016.
  12. Sutterlütty new mayor in Egg . Article on from March 28, 2016.