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Gänserndorf (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Lower Austria
Political District : Gänserndorf
License plate : GF
Surface: 30.57 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 20 '  N , 16 ° 43'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 20 '26 "  N , 16 ° 43' 3"  E
Height : 167  m above sea level A.
Residents : 11,643 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 381 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 2230
Area code : 02282
Community code : 3 08 17
Address of the
municipal administration:
Rathausplatz 1
2230 Gänserndorf
Website: www.gaenserndorf.at
mayor René Lobner ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
(37 members)
21st 4th 
A total of 37 seats
Location of Gänserndorf in the Gänserndorf district
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The town hall of Gänserndorf
The town hall of Gänserndorf
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Gänserndorf is a town with 11,643 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in Marchfeld ( Lower Austria ) and the seat of the district administration of the district of the same name .


Gänserndorf is located about 20 km northeast of Vienna in the northern Marchfeld . It is connected to Vienna both by Angerner Straße B 8 and by the northern railway. The population of the political district is steadily increasing due to this supplementary function - from 80,000 in the 1991 census to over 100,000 today

The most widespread soil type in the region are the Chernoseme (black earth soils). They are typical soils of the steppe climate. Due to the climatic conditions prevailing after the Ice Age with pronounced dryness in summer and cold winters, the plant material of the steppe-like vegetation was only insufficiently degraded. It was deposited on the surface and developed the typical, powerful humus horizon. Deep Chernosemes are among the most fertile soils in Austria

The climate can be assigned to the Pannonian climate area. It offers the conditions for a wide variety of production on the farms, which include intensive vegetable growing and market fruit cultivation to specialized winemakers and animal owners. Of the not quite 80,000 hectares of agricultural land, over 41,000 are used for growing grain - corn with around 6,000 hectares, oilseeds around 7,700 hectares, sugar beets 4,700 hectares and vegetable cultivation a little under 7,500 hectares.

Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Gänserndorf
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature ( ° C ) 2.0 4.5 9.7 15.7 20.7 24.0 26.1 25.4 21.0 15.0 8.1 3.6 O 14.7
Min. Temperature (° C) -4.0 -2.6 0.2 4.5 8.9 12.4 13.7 13.3 9.7 5.0 1.5 -1.8 O 5.1
Temperature (° C) -1.0 0.9 4.9 10.1 14.8 18.2 19.9 19.3 15.3 10.0 4.8 0.9 O 9.9
Precipitation ( mm ) 35.0 36.0 40.0 46.0 64.0 78.0 78.0 70.0 48.0 42.0 49.0 44.0 Σ 630
Hours of sunshine ( h / d ) 2.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 8.0 9.0 7.0 7.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 O 5
Rainy days ( d ) 15.0 14.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 14.0 13.0 13.0 10.0 13.0 14.0 15.0 Σ 160
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Community structure

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Local locations are Gänserndorf Süd , the Austrian Mineral Oil Administration , Siehdichfür and Tiefental .

The city comprises a single cadastral parish of the same name .

Neighboring communities

Schönkirchen-Reyersdorf Prottes
Strasshof on the northern line Neighboring communities Weikendorf
Markgrafneusiedl Obersiebenbrunn


Former synagogue on Bahnstrasse

On February 10, 1115, "Genstribindorf" is mentioned for the first time in a document. This document also defines the boundaries of the parish and tithe district. The name Genstribindorf - Gänsetreiberdorf can be traced back to the fact that geese were kept in large flocks here for the first time - the marshy willow stream depression was ideal for this - but the name could also refer to a person or nickname "goose driver".

The name of the place was mentioned in various spellings between the 12th and 18th centuries, as the popular names were entered by hearing. Under Maria Theresa , the place was officially designated in 1741 as "Großgänserndorf". From about 1750 the place was called Unter-Gänserndorf in Marchfeld (in contrast to Ober-Gänserndorf near Korneuburg ). After the district administration was established in 1901, Unter-Gänserndorf applied for a name change and on March 21, 1904 the name "Gänserndorf" was announced.

The upswing of Gänserndorf began with the connection to the Northern Railway in 1838. In 1853 the community was granted market rights; it was elevated to a town by resolution of the Lower Austrian provincial government on December 19, 1958.

In 1917 a collection point for "war metal" was set up in Gänserndorf as well.

On the instructions of Gauleiter Josef Bürckel , State Commissioner Walter Rafelsberger drew up plans in autumn 1938 for the first "Jewish collection camp", also known as an "emigrant retraining camp for non-Aryans", with barracks for 10,000 people in Marchfeld . The aim was to move the Jewish unemployed out of Vienna and free up living space, to retrain Jews in manual professions and to use their labor while they were still in the country. At the end of February 1939, around 80 Jews were housed in Gänserndorf in addition to an SA security team and were busy with preparatory work. In April 1939 a maximum of 160 Jewish workers was reached, but soon many of them were withdrawn for other work assignments. As a result, up to 80 Jews were employed on farms. As high costs had already been incurred and the financing remained unclear, the camp was closed on April 1, 1940.

Gänserndorf developed into a school and shopping town in the 19th and 20th centuries, but also a cultural center. Specialist retail centers have set up shop, the Weinviertel Clinic (Medical Center Gänserndorf) has been open since July 15, 2002 and a wind farm has been put into operation.

The city is the starting point for excursions to the Weinviertel as well as to the March-Donau-Auen and the castles of the Marchfeld .

At the beginning of 2004, Gänserndorf was included in the urban renewal campaign of the Province of Lower Austria.

Population development

Since both the district and the city are conveniently located in Vienna's commuting area, the population has almost tripled since the 1960s

The population in Gänserndorf has more than doubled in the last 30 years due to numerous new residential buildings.


City parish church

The largest religious community is the Roman Catholic Church , to which 69.1% of the population belong. 3.6% belong to Islam , 3.3% are Protestants , 1.4% are Orthodox . 20.1% of the population are without religious beliefs.

Gänserndorf is the seat of a Roman Catholic parish and three mosques.

Twin town


The municipal council has 37 members.

  • With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1990, the municipal council had the following distribution: 17 SPÖ, 9 ÖVP, 2 FPÖ, and 1 Greens. (29 members)
  • With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1995, the municipal council had the following distribution: 15 SPÖ, 7 ÖVP, 4 FPÖ, 2 Greens, and 1 LIF.
  • With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2000, the municipal council had the following distribution: 16 SPÖ, 8 ÖVP, 3 FPÖ, and 2 Greens.
  • With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2005 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 20 SPÖ, 9 ÖVP, 3 Greens, and 1 FPÖ.
  • With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2010 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 15 SPÖ, 10 ÖVP, 5 FPÖ, and 3 Greens. (33 members)
  • With the municipal elections in Lower Austria in 2015 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 14 ÖVP, 14 SPÖ, 4 Greens, 4 FPÖ, and 1 Free Citizen List Gänserndorf.
  • With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2020 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 21 ÖVP, 9 SPÖ, 4 Greens, 2 FPÖ and 1 NEOS.

From 1945 to 2015 all mayors belonged to the SPÖ. From March 9, 2015, the ÖVP will provide the mayor for the first time. In the 2014 European elections , the FPÖ took first place.

  • 1850–1860 Johann Zillinger
  • 1861–1867 Gregor Scharmitzer
  • 1867–1870 Johann Tschirf
  • 1870–1875 Lorenz Zillinger
  • 1875–1888 Georg Hansy
  • 1888-1892 Raimund Hager
  • 1892–1901 Leopold Scharmitzer
  • 1901–1919 Laurenz Strasser
  • 1919–1929 Leopold Scharmitzer (CS)
  • 1929–1932 Heinz Zechl
  • 1932–1935 Johann Haindl
  • 1935–1937 Leopold Scharmitzer
  • 1937–1938 Johann Haindl
  • 1938–1943 Alfred Lehner - military service from 1943
  • 1943–1945 Josef Huber - commissioned managing director
  • 1945–1946 Josef Helm - deposed by the Russians
  • 1946 Friedrich Ficker (SPÖ) - used by the Russians
  • 1946–1950 Josef Helm (SPÖ)
  • 1950–1955 Johann Staringer (SPÖ)
  • 1955–1978 Josef Graf (SPÖ)
  • 1978–1980 Ernest Brezovszky (SPÖ)
  • 1980–1988 Erwin Konecny ​​(SPÖ)
  • 1988–1998 Dietmar Prorok (SPÖ)
  • 1998-2006 Johann Karl (SPÖ)
  • 2006–2010 Annemarie Burhardt (SPÖ)
  • 2010–2012 Robert Michl (SPÖ)
  • 2012–2015 Kurt Burghardt (SPÖ)
  • since 2015 René Lobner (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

  • Catholic parish church Gänserndorf Hll. Guardian Angel
  • Gänserndorf Jewish cemetery
  • Gänserndorf sees itself as a city ​​of pillars , among other things . There are different column locations, which are known as a gate standing in pairs . Examples are the Schönkirchener Tor, the Protteser Tor or the Safaripark pillars. Throughout the city you can find columnar works of art such as the row of columns in front of the Economic Development Institute and the column forest at the Gänserndorf elementary school .
  • The Piefkedenkmal, a "sound sculpture made of COR-TEN steel " in front of the city library, resembles a record and makes a scratching noise when it moves. It was set up in September 2009 in honor of Johann Gottfried Piefke , who had given a concert with his brother Rudolf in Gänserndorf in July 1866. With the sculpture, the city reminds on the one hand of the Battle of Königgrätz , which came to a victorious end for the Prussians and in which Piefke took part as a musician, and on the other hand, that Piefke was well known in Austria in the 19th century popular military musician.
Cultural events
  • A well-known cultural event in Gänserndorf is the summer scene . This open-air event, held on eight weekends in July and August, offers musical performances and culinary delights from the city's restaurants. Another highlight are the Martini celebrations around November 11th. On the weekend around December 8th, from Friday to Sunday, Advent takes place in and around the town hall . In spring and autumn, the shops are open late into the night on a Friday as part of the Long Shopping Night.

Economy and Infrastructure

For the numerous commuters, a Park & ​​Ride facility was built at the station , which makes it easier to switch to the S-Bahn .

In 2001 there were 428 non-agricultural workplaces, and according to the 1999 survey there were 29 in agriculture and forestry. According to the 2001 census, the number of people in employment at the place of residence was 3808. In 2001 the employment rate was 49.62 percent.

There are three larger collections of shops and businesses in Gänserndorf: The centrally located shops on Bahnstraße and Hauptstraße Gänserndorf and shops on Bodenzeile in the south-west of the city. In the north there are a large number of companies such as ÖMV and Novoferm.

Major companies

Public facilities


Agencies and public authorities

Health facilities

  • Gänserndorf Medical Center
  • Resident doctors (general practitioner, dermatologist, gynecologist, pediatrician, dentist, orthopedist, urologist, pulmonologist, ophthalmologist, radiologist, various alternative doctors, veterinarian)
  • District pharmacy
  • City pharmacy
  • Red Cross district office Gänserndorf

Fire protection


City library and music school Gänserndorf

City library

In the city library, almost 35,000 books, magazines, comics, audio cassettes, CDs, videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs are available for anyone interested. A PC with Internet access is also available to readers. In addition, seven libraries in the Gänserndorf district are combined in the literatur_network_marchfeld. This network enables direct access to approx. 60,000 media.

Indoor and outdoor pools

The indoor pool had been in operation since December 1979. In his basement there was a sauna consisting of two cabins, a steam chamber and an infrared cabin. During the summer months, the outdoor pool located on the indoor pool area was opened, and outdoor pool visitors could also use the indoor pool. The indoor swimming pool has been closed since February 13, 2017, and the new building should be completed by the end of 2019. [outdated]

City Hall

The town hall essentially consists of a large sports hall with around 300 grandstand seats, a smaller event hall in the basement and the Gambrinus restaurant .

Amusement park

The former safari park has been closed since it went bankrupt in 2004. AWA-Erlebnispark GmbH has leased part of this area and operates a high-rope climbing garden with a petting zoo and archery course there.

Good aiderbichl

Gut Aiderbichl has leased another part of this site and has set up a "monkey refuge" in the monkey houses already built by the safari park, in which former laboratory monkeys from the Baxter company are looked after. Furthermore, rescue centers for dogs, goats and pigeons have been set up. The grounds of Gut Aiderbichl are not open to the public.


In addition to football, handball in particular is a big eye-catcher in Gänserndorf , because the UHC Gänserndorf club played in the top Austrian league, the Handball League Austria , until 2009 .

Artistic gymnastics is another sport in which Gänserndorf is dominant throughout Austria. The siblings Florian and Tina Ramharter (both national champions and members of the national team) can be named as the most successful. Throughout Lower Austria, the gymnasts of the SV OMV Volksbank Gymnastics Gänserndorf are in a class of their own, nationally placing in the top 5 has been standard for years.

Furthermore, the dancers of the UTSS Raika Gänserndorf are very successful. They also won the Lower Austrian title. Since 2004 there has also been a beach volleyball club in Gänserndorf that spreads this young sport.

There are also other sporting sections in the entire SV OMV Gänserndorf club , such as B. bowling , tennis , judo , mini golf , table tennis or swimming .

In addition to the sporting clubs, there are also two more for lovers of photography and philately .




  • Franz Müller: Gänserndorf: From farming village to town; Contributions to the history of the city of Gänserndorf . City of Gänserndorf, Gänserndorf 1989, p. 334 .

Web links

Commons : Gänserndorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Gänserndorf  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Statistics Austria, A look at the community - resident population
  2. see Soilmap Gänserndorf
  3. Gänserndorf District Report Farm Chamber
  4. In: The morning. Wiener Montagblatt, September 17, 1917, p. 11th volume 36 , 1917 ( http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=dmo&date=19170917&query=%22GAweinsthal%22+%22Jude%22&ref=anno-search&seite=11 War metal purchasing points [accessed on 20 March 2020]).
  5. ^ Dieter Maier: Labor deployment and deportation. The involvement of the labor administration in the National Socialist persecution of the Jews from 1938–1945. Publications of the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial, ed. by Wolfgang Scheffler / Gerhard Schoenberner, Berlin 1994, ISBN 3-89468-127-6 , p. 62. / Document VEJ 2/111.
  6. Wolf Gruner: Forced Labor and Persecution. Austrian Jews in the Nazi state 1938–1945 . Innsbruck-Vienna-Munich: StudienVerlag 2001. ISBN 3-7065-1396-X , p. 102.
  7. Wolf Gruner: Forced Labor and Persecution. Austrian Jews in the Nazi state 1938–1945 . Innsbruck-Vienna-Munich: StudienVerlag 2001. ISBN 3-7065-1396-X , p. 147.
  8. Urban renewal Gänserndorf - city center: ongoing reports
  9. ^ Statistics Austria, coordinated employment statistics, demographic data
  10. ^ Result of the local council election 1995 in Gänserndorf. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 30, 2000, accessed on July 1, 2019 .
  11. ^ Election result of the municipal council election 2000 in Gänserndorf. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, February 4, 2005, accessed on July 1, 2019 .
  12. ^ Election result of the local council election 2005 in Gänserndorf. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 4, 2005, accessed on July 1, 2019 .
  13. ^ Election result of the municipal council election 2010 in Gänserndorf. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, October 8, 2010, accessed on July 1, 2019 .
  14. ^ Election result of the 2015 municipal council election in Gänserndorf. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, December 1, 2015, accessed on July 1, 2019 .
  15. Results of the municipal council election 2020 in Gänserndorf. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, January 26, 2020, accessed on January 26, 2020 .
  16. Piefkedenkmal in Gänserndorf
  17. This will be the new Gänserndorf indoor swimming pool: Construction will start in September 2018. Accessed on May 6, 2019 .
  18. AWA-Erlebnispark GmbH
  19. Gut Aiderbichl