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Gols (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Burgenland
Political District : Neusiedl am See
License plate : ND
Surface: 42.19 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 54 '  N , 16 ° 55'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 53 '52 "  N , 16 ° 54' 32"  E
Height : 130  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,910 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 93 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 7122
Area code : +43 2173
Community code : 1 07 07
Address of the
municipal administration:
Untere Hauptstrasse 10
7122 Gols
Website: www.gols.at
Mayor : Hans Schrammel ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : ( 2017 )
(25 members)
13 8th 
A total of 25 seats
Location of Gols in the Neusiedl am See district
Andau Apetlon Bruckneudorf Deutsch Jahrndorf Edelstal Frauenkirchen Gattendorf Gols Halbturn Illmitz Jois Kittsee Mönchhof Neudorf bei Parndorf Neusiedl am See Neusiedl am See Nickelsdorf Pama Pamhagen Parndorf Podersdorf am See Potzneusiedl Sankt Andrä am Zicksee Tadten Wallern im Burgenland Weiden am See Winden am See Zurndorf Bezirk Neusiedl am SeeLocation of the municipality of Gols in the Neusiedl am See district (clickable map)
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Vinotheque of the wine-growing community of Gols
Vinotheque of the wine-growing community of Gols
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Gols ( Hungarian : Gálos ) is a market and wine-growing community in Burgenland with 3910 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The place name is derived either from the head of the Bissener , Gal or from Saint Gallus , who is associated with viticulture .


Geographical location

Gols is located in the north of Burgenland , in the Neusiedl am See district , east of Lake Neusiedl . It is located on the border of the two landscapes Parndorfer Platte and Heideboden.

Neighboring communities

Willows by the lake Zurndorf
Neusiedl am See (with the Zitzmannsdorfer meadows) Neighboring communities
Podersdorf am See Mönchhof and Frauenkirchen


Gols (center left) and the surrounding area around 1873 (recording sheet of the state survey )

The area northeast of the Neusiedlersee has been populated since the Stone Age. Finds from this epoch as well as from the Bronze Age and Hallstatt Age prove this. Even during the Roman occupation (3rd to 5th centuries), a dense settlement is assumed here.

Around the 10th century, the Bissen dynasty settled here , which was commissioned by the Magyars to secure the western border. The place Gols was first mentioned in a document in 1217. In 1582 Rudolf II granted the market rights and the coat of arms. At the beginning of the 17th century, members of the Batthyány family took in southern German Protestant settlers.

Like all of Burgenland, the place belonged to Hungary (German-West Hungary) until 1920/21 . Since 1898 had due to the Magyarization of the government in Budapest of Hungarian name Gálos be used. After the end of the First World War , after tough negotiations, German-West Hungary was awarded to Austria in the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon in 1919. The place has belonged to the newly founded federal state of Burgenland since 1921 (see also the history of Burgenland ).

On 25 February 2012 and 19 December 2017 respectively got the wind turbine of the type DeWind D6 (power 1,250 kW ) of energy Burgenland in the tower gondola to about 91.5 m on fire. In the first case, the total loss was given as € 2.5 million. In the second similar incident, two maintenance technicians working there were seriously injured, but were able to descend in the tower. The plant built in 2003 has to be partially dismantled. One of these technicians is charged.


Population development

Culture and sights

Evangelical parish church
Catholic parish church
Map of Gols


Written sources mention wind instruments from Gols as early as the 18th century. Around 1900 there was a revival of brass music, presumably by Gregor Wurm. This chapel survived until the First World War. After 1922 there were several smaller bands, which are repeatedly mentioned as the Golser band or local band.

After the political upheaval in 1938, a large band was built for the Gols local chapel; Lorenz Schrammel took over the leadership at that time. After the war, Johann Toth was the conductor of a smaller music group. The music association was founded in 1970.

Regular events

The ten-day Golser Volksfest takes place every year in August. The folk festival has four pillars: the actual Gols fair (music entertainment and amusement park), Pannonia (a business fair with over 230 exhibitors), the district wine tasting and the Gols cultural summer . In 2020 the Golser Volksfest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic .

Economy and Infrastructure

Wine cellar in Gols
Gols outdoor pool

Gols is one of the most important wine towns in Austria.

There are numerous taverns , wine taverns and wine outlets in the village . One of the attractions of Gols are the old wine cellars . Around half of the community area is covered with vineyards, which provide employment for around 20% of the residents.

Gols also produces sparkling wine (brand name Szigeti ), schnapps, fruit wines and its own Golser beer . The most important international wine producers in the municipality are the Paul Achs , Gernot and Heike Heinrich , Juris Stiegelmar and Anita and Hans Nittnaus wineries .

Gols by the leads of Frauenkirchen coming and to the integration in the Pilgrim Austria in haslau-maria ellend predominantly in Burgenland extending Pilgrim Burgenland .


  • Erwin Moser primary school in Gols
  • New Gols Middle School
  • Community College
  • music school


Municipal council

Local council election 2017
( n. K. )
Town hall in Gols

The council comprises a total of 25 members on the basis of population.

Results of the municipal council elections since 1997
Political party 2017 2012 2007 2002 1997
Sti. % M. Sti. % M. Sti. % M. Sti. % M. Sti. % M.
SPÖ 1189 48.47 13 1334 58.64 15th 1235 55.36 15th 1315 57.22 13 1,240 58.68 14th
ÖVP 805 32.82 8th 726 31.91 8th 796 35.68 9 765 33.29 8th 568 26.88 6th
FPÖ 270 11.01 2 215 9.45 2 142 6.36 1 218 9.49 2 305 14.43 3
Green 189 7.70 2 not running not running not running not running
FBL not running not running 33 1.48 0 not running not running
JÖRG not running not running 25th 1.12 0 not running not running
Eligible voters 3304 3218 3070 2959 2760
voter turnout 80.39% 79.93% 82.44% 87.12% 85.65%

Parish council

In addition to Mayor Hans Schrammel (SPÖ) and Vice Mayor Hans Hackstock (SPÖ), the executive councilors Helmut Bruckner (ÖVP), Jörg Nussgruber (ÖVP), Gerhard Playl (SPÖ), Kilian Brandstätter (SPÖ) and Karl Heinz Schuster (ÖVP) belong to the Parish council.


The mayor is Hans Schrammel (SPÖ), who succeeded Matthias Achs (SPÖ), who had been mayor since 1977, in 2006. In the 2017 direct mayor election, he won 61.83% of the votes against his two competitors Karl-Heinz Schuster (ÖVP, 32.67%) and Gerald Kanz (Greens, 5.50%). During the constituent meeting of the municipal council on October 25, 2017, Hans Hackstock (SPÖ) was elected deputy mayor.

Head of office is Dieter Horvath.

coat of arms

AUT Gols COA.svg Blazon : “ On a red heraldic shield a silver tower with four pinnacles, which stands on three green hills, surrounded by vines with five vine leaves and two ripe yellow grapes. "

Community partnerships


Winner of the market town's golden medal of honor

People related to the market town


  • From the history of Protestantism and the Evangelical Parish AB in Gols . Edited by Evangelical Parish AB Gols. Wograndl, Mattersburg 1976.
  • Peter Gräftner: Phonology of the local vernaculars of Apetlon, Gols and Weiden in Seewinkel in Burgenland: of the life and death of the old forms . Dissertation, University of Vienna 1966.
  • Hugo Huber (Red.): Gols: History of a market town . Market town of Gols, Gols 2006.
  • Ludwig Volker Toth: Protestant churches in Burgenland, visible - tangible. Salzburg (Edition Tandem) 2011, pp. 22–25.
  • Austrian Art Topography, Volume LIX: The Art Monuments of the Political District of Neusiedl am See (edited by Henny Liebhart-Ulm). Horn (Berger) 2012, pp. 269–292.
  • Section “The partner communities” in “TÜPL Bruckneudorf - 150 Years of Brucker Lager” by Petra Weiß, publisher. Stadtgemeinde Bruck an der Leitha, April 2017, p. 430/431

Web links

Commons : Gols  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 2.5 million euros damage after wind turbine fire bvz.at, February 27, 2012, accessed January 2, 2018.
  2. Two technicians seriously injured in a wind turbine fire in Burgenland diepresse.com, December 19, 2017, accessed January 2, 2018.
  3. Trial after a wind turbine fire: Technicians indicted orf.at, January 8, 2019, accessed January 8, 2019.
  4. Brass music in Burgenland (Burgenland State Archives 1993)
  5. Golser Volksfest canceled due to coronavirus orf.at, April 18, 2020, accessed April 18, 2020.
  6. a b Province of Burgenland: Gols 2017 election results (accessed on December 1, 2017)
  7. Province of Burgenland: Gols 2012 election results (accessed on December 1, 2017)
  8. Province of Burgenland: Gols 2007 election results (accessed on December 1, 2017)
  9. a b Province of Burgenland: Gols 2002 election results (accessed on December 1, 2017)
  10. a b Marktgemeinde Gols: Information from the Mayor, No. 35/2017 (PDF document; accessed on December 1, 2017)