Eisenberg on the Raab

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Eisenberg an der Raab ( Rotte )
Eisenberg an der Raab (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Jennersdorf  (JE), Burgenland
Judicial district Gussing
Pole. local community Sankt Martin an der Raab   ( KG  Neumarkt an der Raab)
Coordinates 46 ° 54 '19 "  N , 16 ° 8' 33"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 54 '19 "  N , 16 ° 8' 33"  Ef1
height 322  m above sea level A.
Residents of the village 220 (January 1, 2020)
Building status 109 (2011)
surface 15.4768 km² (KG, 2001)dep1
Statistical identification
Locality code 17523
Counting district / district Neumarkt an der Raab (10509 004)
Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; GIS-Bgld


Eisenberg an der Raab is a district of the municipality of Sankt Martin an der Raab in the Jennersdorf district in Burgenland in Austria with 245 inhabitants (as of October 4, 2007).


Eisenberg is located in the Raab Nature Park, which was founded in 1997, in the border triangle of Slovenia , Austria and Hungary . It is 1 km to the Austro-Hungarian border in the southeast and 7 km to the border with Slovenia. To Jennersdorf and Weichselbaum in the north it is 3 and 4 km respectively.


Eisenberg on the Raab

The Roman barrows found in the vicinity of Eisenberg (Eisenberger Kegeläcker) and the foundation walls of a Roman building (Villa rustica) suggest an early settlement. In 1970 Eisenberg came together with five other formerly independent municipalities through a merger to form Sankt Martin an der Raab. There is a beautification association and the volunteer fire department in the village .

Apparition of the Virgin Mary (lawn cross from Eisenberg)

On 8. October 1954 in Eisenberg woman Aloisia Lex should (1907-1984), the Virgin Mary and on 6. September 1956 an angel to have appeared. From 1956 to 1992, a mysterious 120 cm cross in the grass, the so-called “Eisenberg lawn cross”, appeared on your property at the point where this apparition is said to have taken place. This cross is said not to have been due to chemicals in the soil or to physical influences.

The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize these phenomena. In the literature, doubts about the appearance have been published and the thought that capital will be made from the sanctuary. The cross has not been visible since 1993 . But in the years around 2010 , people mainly from Switzerland, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia made pilgrimages to his place.

A pilgrims' home was built in St. Martin an der Raab / Eisenberg in 1972/73. It was built by the Lawn Cross Pilgrim Association from Switzerland. This association was founded for this purpose. In the following years up to six pilgrimages per year were carried out. The lawn cross pilgrims' association was dissolved in 2007. Visitors can take the “ holy water ” in containers as a souvenir. However, it is only normal tap water from the local water supply.


  • Linda Dégh : Legend and belief: dialectics of a folklore genre . Indiana University Press Bloomington 2001. ISBN 0-253-33929-4 . Pages 403-406. Dégh, Legend and belief in Google Book Search
  • Sylvia Leitgeb: Faith and superstition in the veneration of Mary. Based on the events in Eisenberg an der Raab (Bgld.). Diploma thesis Graz 1993.
  • Viktoria Bernard: Eisenberg then and now . Vienna 1972.
  • Josef Lagler, Viktoria Bernard: The truth about Eisenberg. Vienna 1972.
  • Josef Maller: Witnesses for Eisenberg. Authentic pilgrimage reports. Kreuz-Verlag Vienna 1972.
  • Josef Lagler, Viktoria Bernard: The gravedigger of Eisenberg. Vienna 1971.
  • Josef Lagler, Viktoria Bernard: Three hearts for Eisenberg. Vienna 1970.
  • Eisenberg messenger . Pilgrim magazine for Eisenberg. Appeared four times between 2004 and 2007. Publisher: Förderverein für das Rasenkreuz in Eisenberg, CH-6303 Zug; Lawn cross pilgrim association, CH-9204 Andwil.

Web links

Commons : Eisenberg an der Raab  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://othes.univie.ac.at/6427/1/2009-09-10_0406840.pdf
  2. Römer ( Memento from September 11, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  3. ^ The lawn cross of Eisenberg: Lecture by Gendarmerie Inspector Neuherz ( Memento from May 4, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  4. ^ Bernhard, Eisenberg , page 4.
  5. ^ Bernhard, Eisenberg , page 13.