Magdalensberg (municipality)

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Magdalensberg (municipality) (Austria)
Magdalensberg (municipality)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Carinthia
Political District : Klagenfurt-Land
License plate : KL
Surface: 42.88 km²
Coordinates : 46 ° 42 '  N , 14 ° 26'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 42 '4 "  N , 14 ° 25' 52"  E
Height : 450  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,529 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 82 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 9064
Area code : 0 42 24
Community code : 2 04 42
Address of the
municipal administration:
Görtschitztal Strasse 135
9064 Magdalensberg
Mayor : Andreas Scherwitzl ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : ( 2015 )
(23 members)

15 SPÖ , 4 ÖVP , 3 FPÖ , 1 Greens

15th 4th 
A total of 23 seats
Location of Magdalensberg in the Klagenfurt-Land district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Magdalensberg (Slov.: Štalenska gora ) is a market town with 3529 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Klagenfurt-Land district in Carinthia .


The municipality of Magdalensberg lies at the foot of the Magdalensberg in the area of ​​the Klagenfurt basin or in the lower Gurktal . Gurk and Raba flow through the municipality .

Community structure

The community is in 13 cadastral communities (Zinsdorf / Svinča vas, Reigersdorf / Rogarja vas, Ottmanach / Otmanje, Wutschein / Bučinja vas, Gammersdorf / Mizla vas, Schurianhof, Timenitz / Timenica, Vellach / Bela, Freudenberg / Frajnberk, Portendorf / Partovca, / Čilberk, Lassendorf / Vasja vas, St. Thomas / Šenttomaž) and includes the following 40 localities (with Slovenian equivalent and population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

Seated statue in voucher
  • Christofberg / Krištofova gora (0)
  • Deinsdorf / Dominča vas (126)
  • Dürnfeld / Niče (37)
  • Eibelhof / Ovčjak (2)
  • Eixendorf / Niča vas (151)
  • Farchern / Borovje (23)
  • Freudenberg / Frajdenberk (116)
  • Gammersdorf / Mižlja vas (40)
  • Geiersdorf / Virnja vas (52)
  • Göriach / Gorje (72)
  • Gottesbichl / Ovše (47)
  • Großgörtschach / Zgornje Goriče (45)
  • Gundersdorf / Gundrska vas (79)
  • Hague / Zapuže (132)
  • Hollern / Bezovje (21)
  • Kleingörtschach / Male Goriče (8)
  • Kreuzbichl / Goričica (8)
  • Kronabeth / Smolje (28)
  • Lassendorf / Vasja vas (324)
  • Latschach / Loče (69)
  • Leibnitz / Ličje (12)
  • Magdalensberg / Štalenska gora (88)
  • Matzendorf / Domačnja vas (dialectal also Mačja vas / ves ) (41)
  • Ottmanach / Otmanje (176)
  • Pirk / Breza (42)
  • Pischeldorf / Škofji Dvor (546)
  • Portendorf / Partovca (6)
  • Reigersdorf / Rogarja vas (74)
  • St. Lorenzen / Šentlovrenc (59)
  • St. Martin / Šmartin (8)
  • St. Thomas / Šenttomaž (325)
  • Schöpfendorf / Žilje (13)
  • Sille Bridge / Žilje (34)
  • Dams / Srepiče (8)
  • Timenitz / Timenica (282)
  • Treffelsdorf / Trovovska vas (82)
  • Vellach / Bela (8)
  • Wutschein / Bučinja vas (251)
  • Zeiselberg / Čilberk (80)
  • Zinsdorf / Svinča vas (14)

Neighboring communities

Sankt Veit an der Glan Sankt Georgen am Längsee Brueckl
Maria Hall Neighboring communities
Klagenfurt Poggersdorf


The area around the Magdalensberg , which is the namesake of the municipality, was considered the center of the Noricum , a Celtic kingdom, later a province of the Roman Empire . Today the largest archaeological site in Austria is located on the Magdalensberg in the area of ​​the city . The young man from Magdalensberg , a Roman bronze sculpture from the first century BC found in 1502, achieved national fame .

The Magdalensberg, which overlooks the Klagenfurt field (Slov. Celovško polje ) as well as the Zollfeld with Virunum and Karnburg , was after antiquity also a cult center in the early Cararantine period, as can be seen from excavations from this time and in particular the three-headed basin from the 8th / 9. Century. This once stood in front of the church and, according to tradition, was moved inside the church by the local pastor Pavle Zablatnik . The three-headed ( Triglaw , Slovenian triglav ) is considered a pre-Christian deity among the Slavs in general and especially among the Carantans . Hieronymus Megiser , who reports that the Portendorfer were allowed to plunder for three days on the occasion of the installation of the duke, is evidence of its importance as a carantanic central area . Partly the enthronement ceremony led across the area of ​​the parish of Herzoghof / Herzogbauern in Blasendorf (Slov.: Blažnja vas , the 'blessed village') to the Fürstenstein or in Karnburg. The numerous Edlingerhöfe in the community, whose lords, according to tradition, played a special role in the popular election of the Carantan prince, testify to this early constitutional history. The people of Edling around St. Lorenzen and the surrounding villages of Hollern and Schöpfendorf retained their special status and special rights until the end of the 15th century. Around 1500 a local Edlinger still had to perform special services, so it can be assumed that the important Slovenian reformer Primož Trubar , when he wrote the Slovenian catechism in 1550 and the Slovenian church order (Slovene: Cerkvena ordninga ), was still living on a historical one Tradition met in Carinthia.

In the late 19th and 20th centuries, the municipality became a language border, with Slovenian cultural life with the establishment of the Slovene cultural association Edinost Št. Tomaž and the Slovenian savings and loan fund ( Hranilnica in posojilnica Št. Tomaž ) also experienced a new boom in St. Thomas and radiated far beyond the municipal boundaries of that time and registered members.

On April 14, 1942, well-known Slovene families from the old parish of St. Thomas / Šenttomaž were deported (for a long time euphemistically referred to as "evacuation").

The municipality of Magdalensberg was created in 1973 through the amalgamation of the local communities Ottmanach and St. Thomas am Zeiselsberg, which have been independent since 1850. In 2013 Magdalensberg was elevated to a market town .


Magdalensberg had 2,980 inhabitants at the time of the 2001 census, 96.1% of whom were Austrian citizens. 84.6% of the community residents professed to be a Roman Catholic and 4.3% a Protestant Church , and 8.7% were without religious belief.

The municipality of Magdalensberg, in particular the old municipalities of Sankt Thomas and Ottmanach, historically belong to the Slovene dialect area of ​​the Klagenfurter Felde, which is a transitional dialect between the Slovene dialects of the Jaun Valley ( podjunščina ) and the Rose Valley ( rožanščina ). Johann Scheinigg identified it as a special variant of the Slovenian Rosental dialect in 1882, which was confirmed in the dialectological study by Katja Sturm-Schnabl based on field research.

Culture and sights

Castles, ruins and palaces

Markus Pernhart , Freudenberg, oil on canvas
Markus Pernhart , Eisenwerk Freudenberg, oil on canvas


Sacred buildings


City council and mayor

The municipal council of Magdalensberg has 23 members and has been composed as follows since the municipal council election in 2015 :

The directly elected mayor has been Andreas Scherwitzl (SPÖ) since 2009 .

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Magdalensberg shows a golden griffin turned (heraldically) to the left on a blue background . This is based on the representation of one of the most important ancient finds in the municipality, a 40 cm high bronze statuette from the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus discovered in 1843.

The official blazon of the coat of arms reads: "In a blue shield a golden griffin turned to the left (shape of the griffin of Magdalensberg)." The coat of arms and flag were awarded to the municipality of Ottmanach on June 30, 1964 and after the new formation was adopted by the municipality of Magdalensberg in 1973 ( Re-award by decision of September 14, 1973). The flag is blue and yellow with an incorporated coat of arms.


The composer and pop singer Udo Jürgens grew up in Ottmanach Castle , as did his brother Manfred Bockelmann , who is a painter and photographer. The family grave of the Bockelmanns is in the Ottmanach cemetery.

Jürgens' father was mayor of Ottmanach from 1938 to 1945 and from 1954 to 1958.

Karl Schnabl , the Olympic champion and medalist at the Innsbruck Olympic Games in ski jumping, has lived in Latschach since 2006 . Karl Schnabl was also the driving force behind the Austrian ski jumping wonder team that Professor Baldur Preiml formed in the 1970s.

Born Magdalensbergerin is the Carinthian Slovenian Katja Sturm-Schnabl , university professor for Slovene and South Slavic philology at the University of Vienna . On September 30, 2015, she was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit of the Republic of Austria by Chancellery Minister Josef Ostermayer for her commitment as a contemporary witness .

Marjan Sturm was born in Magdalensberg , has chaired the Central Association of Slovenian Organizations since 1992 and was awarded the Great Silver Medal of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2012 .

A born Magdalensberger is Bojan-Ilija Schnabl, writer and author of Slovenian and French poems and short stories with community reference, in which the community in the broader sense and the Klagenfurt field are elevated to a (central) literary figure. The anthology of meditative stories Magnolija in tulipani (The magnolia and the tulips, stories and true fairy tales from the Klagenfurt field), in which local history and the local Slovenian dialect are subtly incorporated , is also rooted in the Magdalensberg community .


  • Wilhelm Wadl: Magdalensberg: Nature - History - Present. Church Chronicle. Verlag Johannes Heyn, Klagenfurt 1995, ISBN 3-85366-812-7 .
  • Katja Sturm-Schnabl: The Slovenian dialects and dialect remnants in the Klagenfurt Basin. Phil. Diss. Vienna 1973. (ÖNB)
  • Katja Sturm-Schnabl: Kulturno življenje v fari Št. Tomaž od začetka 20. stoletja do nemške okupacije. (The cultural life in the parish of Sankt Thomas am Zeiselberg from the beginning of the 20th century to the German occupation) In: Koroški koledar 2009. Drava, Celovec 2008, pp. 139–156.
  • Jerneja Jezernik: Rož, Podjuna, Zilja - in Celovška ravnina! In: Nedelja, Priloga 14. dni. April 11, 2011, pp. 4-6. (online at: )
  • Bojan-Ilija Schnabl: Celovško polje, neznani zaklad osrednje slovenske cultures pokrajine. In: Koroški koledar 2013. Celovec, Drava Verlag , 2012, pp. 107–122.
  • Bojan-Ilija Schnabl: Inkulturacija, fenomen kulturnih procesov . In: Studia Mitologica Slavica. XV, Ljubljana 2012, pp. 231–246.
  • Bojan-Ilija Schnabl: Ledinska imena v Šenttomažu pri Celovcu in okolici . In: Koroški koledar 2015. Celovec: Slovenska prosvetna zveza, Drava Verlag 2014, pp. 119–126, ISBN 978-3-85435-747-6 .
  • Bojan-Ilija Schnabl: Ledinska imena v Šenttomažu pri Celovcu in okolici. In: Glasnik SED 54/4. Ljubljana: Slovensko etnografsko društvo, 2014, pp. 27–32

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. after Paul Zdovc , Slovenska krajevna imena na avstrijskem Koroškem, razširjena izdaja . The Slovenian place names in Carinthia, Ljubljana 2010.
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. ^ Franz Glaser (ed.): Art history of Carinthia. Volume 3: Celts, Romans, Carantans. Carinthia Verlag, Klagenfurt 1998, ISBN 3-85378-465-8 .
  4. M. Mitrović: History of Slovene Literature, From the Beginnings to the Present . Hermagoras, Klagenfurt / Celovec 2001, ISBN 3-85013-834-8 .
  5. Theodor Domej underlines the importance of the prevailing ideology of the windy (i.e. Slovenian) duchy of Carinthia, which was also represented in particular by the estates. Compare: Theodor Domej: The Slovenes in Carinthia and their language. with special consideration of the period 1740 to 1848 . Phil Diss. University of Vienna 1986, VII, p. 85 f. (ÖNB)
  6. Katja Sturm-Schnabl: Kulturno življenje v fari Št. Tomaž od začetka 20. stoletja do nemške okupacije. In: Koroški koledar 2009. Drava, Celovec 2008, pp. 139–156.
  7. Avguštin Malle (Red.): Pregon koroških Slovencev - The expulsion of the Carinthian Slovenes 1942–2002. Klagenfurt / Celovec 2002 and on the aspect of post-traumatic stress disorder and ways out of it: Bojan-Ilija Schnabl, Asimilacija med Koroškimi Slovenci in sindrom posttravmatskega stresa (SPTS), In: Koroški koledar 2011, Celovec, Drava Verlag , 2010, pp. 117–130 .
  8. Upgrade to Marktmeinden (, July 19, 2013)
  9. ^ Johann Scheinigg: The assimilation in the Rosenthaler dialect, A contribution to the Carinthian-Slovenian dialect research. Appeared in XXXII program of the kk Staatsgymn. zu Klagenfurt 1882. quoted from: Katja Sturm-Schnabl: The Slovenian dialects and dialect remnants in the Klagenfurt basin. phil. Diss., Vienna 1973, (quote on page 33).
  10. Axel Huber , "The demolition of Portendorf Castle" in "Die Kärntner Landsmannschaft", 1/2006, p. 12ff and 2/2006, p. 4ff
  11. ^ Wilhelm Deuer: The Carinthian community arms . Verlag des Kärntner Landesarchiv, Klagenfurt 2006, ISBN 3-900531-64-1 , p. 178.
  12. ^ The mayors of the Magdalensberg market town , accessed on January 9, 2014.
  13. Archived copy ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) 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 /
  14. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF file; 6.6 MB)
  15. ^ Magdalensberger author presents book. (PDF; 1.61 MB) In: Official bulletin of the market community Magdalensberg, Volume 25, No. 42 February 2015, p. 13 , accessed on March 2, 2015 .
  16. Archived copy ( memento of the original dated February 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) 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 /