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Hafnerbach (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Lower Austria
Political District : Sankt Pölten-Land
License plate : PL
Surface: 29.31 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 13 ′  N , 15 ° 29 ′  E Coordinates: 48 ° 13 ′ 0 ″  N , 15 ° 29 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 266  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,663 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 57 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 3386
Area code : 02749
Community code : 3 19 10
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kirchenplatz 4
3386 Hafnerbach
Website: www.hafnerbach.gv.at
Mayor : Stefan Gratzl ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
(19 members)
14th 4th 
A total of 19 seats
Location of Hafnerbach in the Sankt Pölten-Land district
Altlengbach Asperhofen Böheimkirchen Brand-Laaben Eichgraben Frankenfels Gablitz Gerersdorf Hafnerbach Haunoldstein Herzogenburg Hofstetten-Grünau Inzersdorf-Getzersdorf Kapelln Karlstetten Kasten bei Böheimkirchen Kirchberg an der Pielach Kirchstetten Loich Markersdorf-Haindorf Maria Anzbach Mauerbach Michelbach Neidling Neulengbach Neustift-Innermanzing Nußdorf ob der Traisen Obritzberg-Rust Ober-Grafendorf Perschling Pressbaum Prinzersdorf Purkersdorf Pyhra Rabenstein an der Pielach Schwarzenbach an der Pielach St. Margarethen an der Sierning St. Pölten Statzendorf Stössing Traismauer Tullnerbach Weinburg Wilhelmsburg Wölbling WolfsgrabenLocation of the municipality of Hafnerbach in the Sankt Pölten district (clickable map)
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Aerial view of Hafnerbach
Aerial view of Hafnerbach
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Hafnerbach is a market town with 1663 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the district of Sankt Pölten-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria .


Hafnerbach is located south of the Dunkelsteinerwald on the Pielach in the Mostviertel in Lower Austria.

The area of ​​the market town covers 29.23 km². 34.19% of the area is forested.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 21 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Double (20)
  • Eichberg (85)
  • Hafnerbach (433)
  • Stallion Mountain (19)
  • Hohenegg (2)
  • Korning (69)
  • Obergraben (24)
  • Oed (1)
  • Pfaffing (63)
  • Pielachhaag (4)
  • Rannersdorf (8)
  • Sasendorf (141)
  • Stone (66)
  • Thal (10)
  • Undermined (21)
  • Weghof (14)
  • Weinzierl (20)
  • Wimpassing on the Pielach (466)
  • Wind cord (157)
  • Würmling (5)
  • Zendorf (35)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Doppel bei Rannersdorf, Hafnerbach, Hengstberg, Hoheneggerwald, Korning, Ober- and Untergraben, Oed bei Korning, Pfaffing, Pielachhaag, Rannersdorf, Sasendorf, Stein-Eichberg, Thal, Weghof, Weinzierl, Wimpassing an der Pielach, Würmling and Zendorf.

Population development

According to the results of the 2001 census , there were 1,647 inhabitants. In 1991 the market town had 1,537 inhabitants, in 1981 1,399 and in 1971 1,414 inhabitants.


In ancient times, the area was part of the Noricum province . A Roman tombstone was found.

The rule of the Montecuccoli was of particular importance for the place . Prince Raimondo Montecuccoli became known through the battle of Mogersdorf in 1664. The local church of Hafnerbach is consecrated to St. Zeno .


In municipal there are a total of 19 seats on the 2020 local elections in Lower Austria following mandate distribution: OVP 14, SPO 4, FPO. 1

  • until 2015 Josef Grießler (ÖVP)
  • since 2015 Stefan Gratzl (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

South-east view of the Hohenegg castle ruins
See also:  List of listed objects in Hafnerbach


In 2001 there were 55 non-agricultural workplaces, and according to the 1999 survey there were 85 in agriculture and forestry. According to the 2001 census, the number of people in employment at home was 728. In 2001, the employment rate was 45.35 percent.


In December 2008 the "Hafnerbach Energy Group" was founded. The energy group had set itself the goal of achieving networked energy self- sufficiency in the Hafnerbach community . In this model there were still material and energy flows in and out of the community, but the sum of the sustainably generated energy should exceed the total consumption. In spring 2009 a wind farm in the area around the Dunkelstein was discussed. The personal committee "Committee for the Protection of the Dark Stone Forest", which is a member of the Federal Association for the Protection of the Forest, from the neighboring municipality of Neidling has spoken out against the planned wind power plants for ecological, regional image and landscape considerations several times. Regardless of this, in a binding vote for the local council on June 7th, 2009, 56% of Hafnerbachers voted for the construction of the wind farms. In October 2009, the operating company ImWind Operations announced its withdrawal from the project for economic reasons.


Hafnerbach can be reached by the Postbus and in Prinzersdorf , a few kilometers to the south, both Wiener Straße B 1 and the Westbahn can be reached, which offer high-level connections to the state capital St. Pölten , which is around 10 km away .


  • Hafnerbach has had its own football club since 1975 with the club name TSU Hafnerbach, the club colors are yellow and red.


Sons and daughters of the church
  • Karl Werner (1821–1888), Catholic philosophy and church historian
  • Hans Resel (1861–1928), journalist and politician (SDAP)
  • Friedrich Huber (1913–2010), entrepreneur and racing car driver
  • Leopold Eichinger (1940–2009), politician and President of the Lower Austrian Parliament
People related to the community
  • Josef Bodenstorfer (pastor in Hafnerbach 1880–1905), dean

Web links

Commons : Hafnerbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Numbers, data, facts. Web presence of the market town of Hafnerbach, accessed on December 16, 2019 .
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. Results of the local council election 2020 in Hafnerbach. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, January 26, 2020, accessed on February 25, 2020 .
  4. Hafnerbach is about to change leadership, District Gazette, April 7, 2014