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Karlstetten (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Lower Austria
Political District : Sankt Pölten-Land
License plate : PL
Surface: 28.46 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 15 '  N , 15 ° 34'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 15 '29 "  N , 15 ° 33' 57"  E
Height : 375  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,175 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 76 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 3121
Area code : 02741
Community code : 3 19 16
Address of the
municipal administration:
Schloßplatz 1
3121 Karlstetten
Website: www.karlstetten.gv.at
Mayor : Thomas Kraushofer ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
(21 members)
A total of 21 seats
Location of Karlstetten in the Sankt Pölten-Land district
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Municipal office in the castle (2014)
Municipal office in the castle (2014)
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Karlstetten is a market town with 2175 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the district of Sankt Pölten-Land in Lower Austria .


Karlstetten is located in the Mostviertel in Lower Austria on the southeast edge of the Dunkelsteinerwald . The area of ​​the market town covers 28.21 square kilometers. 43.15 percent of the area is forested.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 11 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Dreihöf (10)
  • Hausenbach (137)
  • Heitzing (140)
  • Karlstetten (1378)
  • Lauterbach (52)
  • Obermamau (98)
  • Rosenthal (37)
  • Schaubing (12)
  • Undermamau (75)
  • Weyersdorf (186) including Eglsee
  • Wieshof (50)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Hausenbach, Heitzing, Karlstetten, Lauterbach, Obermamau, Schaubing, Untermamau and Weyersdorf.


In ancient times, the area was part of the Noricum province .

On September 9, 1083, the place was mentioned for the first time in the Göttweiger foundation charter. From 1459 to 1813 the Zinzendorfer held the local rule. This was followed by Counts Baudissin- Zinzendorf-Pottendorf and in 1912 Baron Candid von Suttner, until the estate was acquired by the German industrialist Zacharias Frank in 1925. In 1945 the property was confiscated by the Russian occupation forces as "German property" and in 1965 passed into the hands of the municipality.

Population development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 1,999 inhabitants. In 1991 the market town had 1,787 inhabitants, in 1981 1,723 and in 1971 1,578 inhabitants.


Mayor of the market town is Thomas Kraushofer. Vice Mayor is Verena Schmidt. Renate Strohmaier is in charge of the office. After the 2020 municipal council elections , there will be a total of 21 seats in the municipal council : ÖVP 14, SPÖ 5, FPÖ 2, others no seats.

  • Josef Neumeyr
  • until 2020: Anton Fischer (ÖVP)
  • since 2020: Thomas Kraushofer (ÖVP)

Culture and sights

With the Karlstetten Castle and the Hausenbach Castle, there are two former aristocratic residences in Karlstetten municipality.



The soccer club SV Karlstetten / Neidling plays in the Lower Austrian First Class West Mitte.


The Union Tennis Club Karlstetten (UTC Karlstetten) was founded in 1980 under the umbrella of the boy scouts Karlstetten. Today, however - after being re-established in 2013 - it is an independent association. Since 2017 the UTC Karlstetten has been participating in the championship operation of the NÖTV again and is currently in the district league D. There are currently 2 clay courts available.

Economy and Infrastructure

In 2001 there were 73 non-agricultural workplaces, and according to the 1999 survey there were 75 in agriculture and forestry. According to the 2001 census, the number of people in employment at the place of residence was 974. In 2001, the activity rate was 50.62 percent.

Karlstetten has the following facilities: kindergarten, elementary school, new middle school, general practitioner, dentist, veterinarian, music school, music club, gymnastics club.

Voluntary fire brigades

The market town of Karlstetten has a total of three volunteer fire brigades (FF). These are FF Karlstetten, FF Weyersdorf and FF Hausenbach. There is also a fire brigade youth group in Karlstetten . All youth fire fighters in the market town are looked after here together.

Fladnitztal cycle path

The Fladnitztal-Radweg leads as a circular route through the communities of Obritzberg-Rust , Statzendorf , Wölbling and Karlstetten and can also be tackled by inexperienced cyclists.

Web links

Commons : Karlstetten  - 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. Results of the 2020 municipal council elections in Karlstetten. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, January 26, 2020, accessed on February 25, 2020 .
  3. ^ A b Walter Nemec: Karlstetten: Thomas Kraushofer with around 65 percent to the mayor. In: Niederösterreichische Nachrichten . January 28, 2020, accessed March 5, 2020 .
  4. New municipal council was elected. In: karlstetten.gv.at. February 27, 2020, accessed March 5, 2020 .
  5. ^ UTC Karlstetten. In: UTC Karlstetten. Retrieved on May 17, 2020 (German).
  6. http://www.noetv.at/
  7. www.vskarlstetten.ac.at
  8. www.nmskarlstetten.ac.at
  9. www.mv-karlstetten.at
  10. www.feuerwehr-karlstetten.org
  11. www.weyersdorf.at/feuerwehr