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Hörsching (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Linz Land
License plate : LL
Surface: 19.99 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 14 '  N , 14 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 13 '36 "  N , 14 ° 10' 46"  E
Height : 294  m above sea level A.
Residents : 6,209 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 311 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4063
Area code : 07221
Community code : 4 10 07
Address of the
municipal administration:
Neubauer Strasse 26
4063 Hörsching
Website: www.hoersching.at
Mayor : Klaus Wahlmüller ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(31 members)
15th 8th 6th 
A total of 31 seats
Location of Hörsching in the Linz-Land district
Ansfelden Asten Eggendorf im Traunkreis Enns Hargelsberg Hofkirchen im Traunkreis Hörsching Kematen an der Krems Kirchberg-Thening Kronstorf Leonding Neuhofen an der Krems Niederneukirchen Oftering Pasching Piberbach Pucking St. Florian (Linz-Land) St. Marien Traun (Stadt) Wilhering Allhaming Linz OberösterreichLocation of the municipality of Hörsching in the Linz-Land district (clickable map)
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Hörsching municipality with the airport
Hörsching municipality with the airport
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Hörsching is a market town in Upper Austria in the Linz-Land district in the central area with 6209 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The responsible judicial district is the judicial district of Traun .


Hörsching is 294  m above sea level. A. in the central region of Upper Austria . The extension of the municipality is 5.1 km from north to south and 6.7 km from west to east. The total area is 19.9 km². 8.6% of the area is forested, 71.2% of the area is used for agriculture.


Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Hörsching
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature ( ° C ) 1.6 3.9 9.5 15.4 20.6 23.1 25.5 25.0 19.9 14.0 6.7 2.3 O 14th
Min. Temperature (° C) -3.9 -3.1 0.8 4.7 9.5 12.3 14.1 14.0 10.2 5.8 1.3 -2.4 O 5.3
Temperature (° C) -1.2 0.1 4.6 9.4 14.5 17.3 19.3 18.9 14.2 9.1 3.7 -0.1 O 9.2
Precipitation ( mm ) 51 43 60 56 72 88 100 98 61 54 49 56 Σ 788
Humidity ( % ) 82.5 73.8 63.4 54.7 53.2 56.8 53.8 54.0 59.8 67.7 80.1 84.6 O 65.3
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

The only cadastral municipality in the municipality is called - for historical reasons - new building .
The municipality includes the following localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Aistental (110) (also Pasching )
  • Breitbrunn (391)
  • Frindorf (218)
  • Gerersdorf (76)
  • Haid (269)
  • Holzleiten (254)
  • Hörsching (2228) (main town)
  • Lindenlach (34)
  • New Construction (1153)
  • Öhndorf (707)
  • Rudelsdorf (80)
  • Rutzing (689)

Counting areas are Hörsching-Dorf, Hörsching-Fliegerhorst , Hörsching-Umgebung-Nord, Hörsching-Neubau , Hörsching-Umgebung-Süd and Fliegerhorstsiedlung

Neighboring communities



Marchtrenk ( district Wels-Land )

Neighboring communities Traun
Weißkirchen an der Traun ( District Wels-Land ) Pucking
Only at one point in the middle of the Traun


Catholic church in the center of Hörsching

The favorable soil location and especially the proximity of the Traun River were probably the reason that this area was already extensively settled in the younger Stone Age . This is proven by numerous finds from this era. A shoe last wedge was found in Rutzing, a burial ground with 24 body graves including accessories and a place to live near the burial ground at the same time. Stone axes were found in the New Building Latènesiedlung ( under monument protection ), a hole ax in Haid, a body grave in Holzleiten and a stone hammer in Öhndorf. The following epochs also left solid evidence.

Hörsching was a garrison place as early as Roman times . When the church was rebuilt in 1867, old Roman reliefs were found, and the construction of today's airport brought coins, small finds and body graves to light.

The earliest written evidence is from 793 and is "Herigisingon" and means settlement of Herigis .

Originally located in the eastern part of the Duchy of Bavaria , the place belonged to the Duchy of Austria since the 12th century . Since 1490 it has been assigned to the Principality of Austria ob der Enns .

During the Napoleonic Wars , the place was occupied several times.

Since 1918 the place belongs to the federal state of Upper Austria . After the annexation of Austria to the German Reich on March 13, 1938, the place belonged to the Gau Oberdonau .

The air base and the barracks were for the Air Force built the Wehrmacht. The ground-breaking ceremony was carried out by Field Marshal Hermann Göring on May 13, 1938 (at the same time as the groundbreaking ceremony of the Reichswerke Hermann Göring in Linz - later VÖEST ).

After the end of World War II in 1945, Hörsching belonged to the American zone of occupation in occupied post-war Austria and to the restored state of Upper Austria. A DP camp was set up by the American military administration to accommodate so-called displaced persons . In 1955 the last American soldier left the eyrie settlement.


In 2013, 5,847 people lived in the municipality of Hörsching, making Hörsching the eighth largest of the 22 municipalities in the district. At the end of 2001, 93.7 percent of the population were Austrian citizens (Upper Austria 92.8 percent, Linz-Land district 91.4 percent); by the beginning of 2013, the value fell slightly to 91.2 percent (Upper Austria 91.1 percent, Linz district -Land 89.0 percent). A total of 517 foreigners were counted in the municipality in 2013, 94 percent of whom came from Europe. The largest contingent was made up of people with citizenship from the former Yugoslavia (excluding Slovenia), who alone made up 23 percent of all foreigners. 16 percent of the foreigners came from Turkey. Of the Hörsching population, 927 were born abroad in 2013. In 2001, 72.3 percent of the population committed to the Roman Catholic Church (Upper Austria: 79.4 percent), 9.8 percent were Protestant, 11.2 percent without confession and 3.8 percent of Islamic faith.

The average age of the community population in 2001 was roughly the national average. 17.0 percent of the residents of Oftering were younger than 15 years (Upper Austria: 18.8 percent), 63.9 percent between 15 and 59 years old (Upper Austria: 61.6 percent). The proportion of residents over 59 years of age was 19.1 percent, just below the national average of 20.2 percent. As a result, the average age of the population of Hörsching changed in all segments. The proportion of people under the age of 15 fell slightly to 14.9 percent as of January 1, 2013, while the proportion of people between the ages of 15 and 59 increased significantly to 68.4 percent. By contrast, the proportion of people over 59 years of age fell to 16.7 percent. According to their marital status, in 2001 40.9 percent of Hörsching's residents were single, 47.1 percent married, 6.2 percent widowed and 5.8 percent divorced.

Population development

The municipality of Hörsching recorded slight population growth between the late 19th century and 1934, with the increase roughly on the average for the state of Upper Austria and the Linz-Land district. In the course of the Second World War there was also a sharp increase in the population of Hörsching. On the one hand, the construction of the military airfield began in 1938; on the other hand, French prisoners of war lived in a barrack camp from 1940 onwards. From 1941 onwards, around 800 Poles lived in the Frindorf camp. After 1945, the barracks occupied by the Americans also served as a camp for former concentration camp prisoners; the Hörsching camp also housed more than 2,000 ethnic German refugees from Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In addition, Hörsching was also a collection point for prisoners of war in Upper Austria. As a result of these developments, the population had already skyrocketed by 36 percent between 1934 and 1939. By 1951, the population increased again by 48 percent. Although the growth rates subsequently declined, the number of inhabitants rose significantly more strongly than the national average and comparable to the district average in the coming decades. In the 1970s, the community benefited mainly from a high birth surplus and an even higher increase in migration. In the 1980s, too, the increase in births and the increase in migration remained comparatively high, although the increase in births has already exceeded immigration. In the 1990s, the community recorded a negative migration balance, but the emigration was more than offset by the birth surplus. The emigration has been stopped since the turn of the millennium and changed back to a high level of immigration. Instead, the community had a negative birth balance between 2002 and 2012.


The municipal council, as the highest body of the municipality, has 31 seats and is elected every six years in the course of Upper Austria-wide municipal council elections. The municipality board consists of seven members, with the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) having three members since 2009, the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) three members and the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) one member. The strongest force in municipal politics between 1973 and 2003 was always the SPÖ, which obtained an absolute majority between 1973 and 1985 and also had an absolute majority of seats until 1991. The SPÖ had its best result in 1985 with 62.0 percent. During this time, the ÖVP took second place with results between 25.7 and 37.1 percent; the FPÖ was always the third strongest force until 1997. Originally represented with only one mandate in the municipal council, the FPÖ was able to achieve its best result to date in 1997 with 21.2 percent and achieve four mandates. In addition to these three parties, the "Hörsching List" was also represented in the local council from 1991 onwards. The Hörsching list achieved results between 9 and 12 percent between 1991 and 1997 and came fourth with three mandates. After the Hörsching list had gone up in the Hörsching Greens, the Greens became the third strongest force before the FPÖ, despite narrowly missing the third mandate. In the last municipal council election in 2009, the ÖVP was able to take first place for the first time with 39.8 percent and 13 mandates thanks to an increase of around 8 percent of the votes and massive losses of the SPÖ. The SPÖ only got 34.1 percent or eleven seats. The FPÖ was again the third-strongest force with 14.4 percent or four seats, ahead of the Greens with 11.8 percent and three seats.

  • until 2009 Anton Korepp (SPÖ)
  • 2009 - October 3, 2019 Gunter Kastler (ÖVP)
  • since October 4, 2019 Klaus Wahlmüller (ÖVP)
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Analogous to the good results in municipal council elections, the SPÖ was able to take first place in state elections between 1973 and 1991. From 1973 to 1979 it even achieved an absolute majority of votes of around 54 percent. After the SPÖ was just ahead of the ÖVP in 1991, the ÖVP was able to repeat the SPÖ in 1997. In 2003, however, the SPÖ was again the party with the strongest vote. The SPÖ achieved between 1973 and 2003 between 29.9 and 54.2 percent, the ÖVP with results between 37.4 and 42.2 percent. With one exception, the third strongest force in state elections was the FPÖ, whose election results were between 3.8 and 23.2 percent. In 2003 the Greens overtook the FPÖ in the community. In the last state elections in 2009, the ÖVP was again first with 47.3 percent and recorded its best result to date. The SPÖ posted its worst result to date with 25.1 percent. The FPÖ achieved its third-best result since 1973 with 16.1 percent, while the Greens achieved their second-best result with 8.1 percent.

coat of arms

Coat of arms Hoersching.svg

Official blazon of the municipal coat of arms:

Over green sign foot and golden beams , both occupied by a achtspeichigen, green above and silver below wheel without axle hole, one above the other in blue two silver, against-turned wing .

The community colors are blue-yellow.

Economy and Infrastructure

Workplaces and employees

In 2001 Hörsching housed two companies with 200 or more employees and an additional eight companies with 100 or more employees. In total, the workplaces census carried out as part of the census showed 291 workplaces with 4,851 employees (excluding agriculture), 96 percent of which were employees. The number of workplaces had risen by 92 (plus 46 percent) compared to 1991, the number of employees by 1,434 people (plus 42 percent). In 2001, the most important branch of the economy was transport and communication with 60 workplaces and 1,425 employees (29 percent of all employees), followed by public administration and social security with six workplaces with 1,002 employees (21 percent) and manufacturing with 36 workplaces and 867 employees (18th Percent). Other important industries were commerce, real estate / business services, and construction. 59 percent of the employees in Hörsching were salaried employees or civil servants, 34 percent blue-collar workers and 4 percent business owners.

Of the 3,151 economically active people living in Hörsching in 2010, 4.1 percent were unemployed. Of the 3,022 people in employment, 584 were employed in trade and 583 in manufacturing (19 percent each), followed by public administration and health and social services with 8 percent each. Of the 2,953 employees from Hörsching (excluding residents temporarily absent from work), 671 people were employed in Hörsching in 2010. 2,282 or 77 percent had to commute to work. Of the out-commuters, 36 percent had their place of work in the Linz-Land district and 35 percent in Linz. The most important commuter communities besides Linz were Traun, Wels, Leonding and Pasching. In return, 5,352 people commuted to Hörsching.

Agriculture and Forestry

In 2010 the statistics showed 43 agricultural and forestry holdings for the municipality of Hörsching. These included 17 full-time businesses and 25 part-time businesses. The total number of establishments had fallen by 11 establishments or 20 percent compared to 1999, whereby the number of both main and part-time businesses had decreased. The farms jointly cultivated a total of 2,466 hectares in 2010, with only 39 percent of the area being farmed by full-time farms. The average area of ​​the full-time farms was 56 hectares, significantly higher than the Upper Austrian average.


In 1835 the horse-drawn railway Budweis – Linz – Gmunden of the kk privileged First Railway Company was opened (substation new building ) , in 1860 the route from the former kk privileged Empress Elisabeth-Bahn was relocated for today's Westbahn , and a stop Aistental was created in Aistental .

Saab Draken as a show object on the newly built bypass (2010).

The most important road connection in the municipality is Wiener Straße (B 1), which runs through the municipality from northeast to southwest. Theninger Straße (B 133) branches off to the north from here. The Ofteringer Straße (L 532), which runs from the municipality of Oftering via Hörsching to Wiener Straße, serves as an additional access road.

After around 20 years of planning, the 3.6 kilometer bypass of the new building with a 374 meter long two-tube green tunnel was built in 2008 at a cost of 36.4 million euros and the ceremonial opening to traffic took place on September 26, 2010. This bypass resulted in a relocation of around 18,000 vehicles. In the course of the construction of this bypass, the Saab Draken J 35D (J 35OE) with the serial number 35-340 (serial number 35-1411) was set up as a show object between the access road to Vogler Air Base and the B1 . This interceptor was made around 1965, transferred to the Austrian Armed Forces on Oct. 14, 1988 and retired in April 2005.


Linz Airport

Linz Airport , located in the Hörsching municipality, is an important economic factor. With over 100 companies, Linz Airport is the largest business park in Upper Austria. Flughafen GmbH employs 160 people. It is Austria's second largest cargo airport after Vienna-Schwechat Airport. It emerged from the air base that was built after the annexation of Austria in 1938 . Today Vogler Air Base is one of the major locations of the Austrian Armed Forces and is affiliated to the civil airport.


In 2013, the Hörsching elementary school accommodated 13 classes with 236 students, with 27 percent of the students being foreigners and 64 students with a first language other than German attending the school. In addition to the elementary school, there is also a secondary school in the municipality, which was built between 1963 and 1965 by the municipality of Hörsching under the then mayor Adolf Jarosch. The school was first taught in September 1964. In the first school year there were four classes with 125 students in the Hauptschule, in the 2012/13 school year the school was attended by 197 students in 10 classes. Since the 2014/15 school year, teaching has been based on the new middle school.

Culture and sights


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. a b c Martina Maria Reitberger: The early Bronze Age graves of Holzleiten, Rudelsdorf III and Wagram on the Welser Heide, Upper Austria. Diploma thesis, Vienna 2002.
  3. ↑ Unearth the everyday life of the Celts. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 9, 2016 ; Retrieved August 15, 2012 . 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bda.at
  4. a b State of Upper Austria ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Population levels in Upper Austria in comparison by citizenship
  5. Statistics Austria: Population by religion and federal states 1951 to 2001 (accessed on October 2, 2013)
  6. a b c d e Statistics Austria municipality data from Hörsching
  7. a b Province of Upper Austria ( Memento from October 29, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Resident population in Upper Austria compared by age group
  8. ^ Community of Hörsching Chronicle
  9. ^ Province of Upper Austria (PDF; 210 kB) Local council elections Kematen an der Krems
  10. The new mayor introduces himself. In: hoersching.at. Retrieved December 20, 2019 .
  11. Mayor Gunter Kastler says goodbye. In: hoersching.at. Retrieved December 20, 2019 .
  12. ^ Province of Upper Austria (PDF; 201 kB) State election results
  13. Hörsching municipality ( Memento from May 5, 2006 in the Internet Archive )
  14. ^ ORF-Online: Opening of the bypass new building ; accessed on Nov. 9, 2016
  15. ^ Province of Upper Austria: B1 Wiener Straße, bypass new building ; accessed on Nov. 9, 2016
  16. ^ Province of Upper Austria: B1 Wiener Straße, bypass new building ... in the rear-view mirror ; accessed on Nov. 9, 2016
  17. Federal Army: Last Voyage of a Draken ; accessed on Nov. 9, 2016
  18. Gotech Austria: Saab S35OE Mk.2 "Draken" ; accessed on Nov. 9, 2016
  19. Hörsching primary school ( Memento from February 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  20. Hörsching secondary school