Eisbach (municipality of Gratwein-Straßengel)
|Eisbach (former municipality)|
|Pole. District , state||Graz-Umgebung (GU), Styria|
|Residents of the stat. An H.||2991 (January 1, 2016)|
|Building status||934 (2001)|
|Postcodes||8103, 8111, 8112, 8113|
|prefix||+ 43/3124 (Gratkorn)|
|Counting district / district||Eisbach-Rein (60664 008)|
Location of the former municipality in the Graz-Umgebung district
|Independent municipality until the end of 2014;
KG: 63212 Eisbach, 63235 Hörgas, 63242 Kehr and Plesch;
OS: 14908 Eisbach, 14909 Hörgas, 14910 Kehr and Plesch, 14911 Rein
Source: STAT : Gazetteer ; BEV : GEONAM ; GIS-Stmk
Eisbach is a cadastral municipality, place and former municipality with 2991 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2016) north of Graz .
As part of the municipal structural reform in Styria , it was merged with the municipalities of Judendorf-Straßengel , Gratwein and Gschnaidt from 2015 , the new municipality is called Marktgemeinde Gratwein-Straßengel . The basis for this is the Styrian Municipal Structural Reform Act - StGsrG. A complaint from the mayor of Eisbach to the Constitutional Court against the merger was unsuccessful.
Eisbach is located near the Mur, west of Gratwein, about ten kilometers northwest of the provincial capital Graz. The southern part of the former municipality is formed by a valley through which the Schirningbach flows, while the area around Rein and Hörgas presents itself as a basin landscape . In the north and west there are numerous forested mountains, including the "four thousand":
- Pleschkogel ( )
- Heiggerkogel ( )
- Mühlbachkogel ( )
- Walzkogel ( )
Rein lies to the west of the Gratkorner Basin , which opens to the West Styrian Riedland and forms a widening of the Murtal . The area is part of the Styrian Neogen Basin ( Grazer Bucht ), its rock strata are known as "Strata of Rein". Below are limestone , dolomite , sandstone and slate from the “ Graz Paleozoic ”. Above that, the Reiner layers with river deposits from bathing with breccias , freshwater marl , partly with low-thickness coal seams. The occurrence of " chert " was described in these layers as early as 1846 . Over these layers lie further river deposits (Eckwirt gravel) and loamy layers from the Pleistocene .
A number of mining operations were located near Eisbach and in its vicinity, for example on mercury and lignite.
The municipal area comprised four localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Eisbach (995)
- Hearing gas (966)
- Kehr and Plesch (96)
- Pure (880)
The community consisted of the four cadastral communities Eisbach, Hörgas and Kehr and Plesch.
Former neighboring communities
|Saint Bartholomew||Sankt Oswald near Plankenwarth||Judendorf street angel|
coat of arms
The municipal coat of arms was awarded with effect from September 1, 1963. Due to the amalgamation of the municipalities, this lost its official validity on January 1, 2015.
Blazon (coat of arms description):
- "In the green shield there is a golden tip covered with a green spruce that extends to the upper edge of the shield and is bordered on the right by a golden crook and on the left by a golden ear."
In the former community, whose main occupations are agriculture and forestry, is the old, important Cistercian monastery Rein, which is indicated by the crook.
- Ebrach (Bavaria), since 1979
To the north of the town of Rein there was a mining site for Silex ( pebbles such as chert, quartz , etc.) in the Neolithic Age, in the Lasinja culture . Tools ( hand axes , blades, scrapers , etc.) were extracted from it. Workpieces from this mining site were common up to a distance of 150 km.
Rein Abbey has shaped the development of the community since the 12th century.
see table on the right
Economy and Infrastructure
Eisbach is located away from the main roads, but is still well connected due to its proximity to Graz. The Pyhrn Autobahn A 9 can be reached via the Gratkorn junction (173) eight kilometers away and via the Gratkorn-Nord auxiliary junction (170) in five kilometers. In Gratkorn there is also access to Grazer Straße B 67 in the direction of Graz or Bruck an der Mur .
The Graz Airport is about 35 km away.
Culture and sights
- Rein Abbey , the oldest existing Cistercian monastery in the world in the center of the community, the town of Rein
- Small farm museum Eisbach-Rein
- Nostalgia armory of the FF Eisbach
- The ruins of the Reun military courtyard
Eisbach-Rein owns a football club, the TUS Rein. He has two combat teams, each of which play in the local regional league and the local Graz-Liga Mitte.
Another sports club is the table tennis club Spielgemeinschaft Judendorf-Eisbach (SJE), which in addition to a 1st class and two regional league teams also provides two national league teams.
- residents by locality (Excel file, 835 kB); accessed on August 29, 2016
- Styrian municipal structural reform .
- Section 3, Paragraph 3, Item 3 of the Act of December 17, 2013 on the reorganization of the municipalities of the State of Styria ( Styrian Municipal Structural Reform Act - StGsrG). Provincial Law Gazette for Styria of April 2, 2014. No. 31, year 2014. . P. 3.
- Decision of the Constitutional Court of October 8, 2014, G 170/2014 on the rejection of the complaint (with reference to the decision of September 23, 2014, G 41/2014).
- Michael Brandl: Silex deposits in Styria. Austrian Academy of Sciences OeAW, Philosophical-Historical Class, Announcements of the Prehistoric Commission Volume 69. Presented at the meeting on June 20, 2008. Verlag der OeAW Vienna 2009. ISBN 978-3-7001-6489-0 , . Pages 43-44.
- Leopold Weber: The lead-zinc ore deposits of the Graz Palaeozoic and their geological framework. Archive for deposit research of the Federal Geological Institute, Volume 12, Vienna 1990. ISBN 978-3-900312-72-5 , page 275. (PDF; 29 MB)
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Announcements from the Styrian State Archives 16, 1966, p. 54.
- Michael Brandl: Silex deposits. Pages 43-47, 67-68, 87-93 and afterword.
- Small Farmers Museum Eisbach-Rein steirischemuseen.at, MUSIS - Steirischer Museumsverband, accessed May 9, 2017.
- Farmer's Museum and Nostalgia Armory Outdooractive.com Regional Management Styrian Central Area, Author: Georg Gnigler, updated October 29, 2015. (Based on: Regional Management Graz & Graz-Umgebung, Zentralraum-stmk.at.) Retrieved May 9, 2017.