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Mariasdorf (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Burgenland
Political District : Oberwart
License plate : OW
Surface: 20.52 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 22 '  N , 16 ° 14'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 22 '0 "  N , 16 ° 13' 53"  E
Height : 412  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,166 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 57 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 7433
Area code : 03353
Community code : 1 09 11
Address of the
municipal administration:
Mariasdorf 53
7433 Mariasdorf
Mayor : Reinhard Berger ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : ( 2017 )
(19 members)
A total of 19 seats
Location of Mariasdorf in the Oberwart district
Bad Tatzmannsdorf Badersdorf Bernstein Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg Grafenschachen Großpetersdorf Hannersdorf Jabing Kemeten Kohfidisch Litzelsdorf Loipersdorf-Kitzladen Mariasdorf Markt Allhau Markt Neuhodis Mischendorf Neustift an der Lafnitz Oberdorf im Burgenland Oberschützen Oberwart Pinkafeld Rechnitz Riedlingsdorf Rotenturm an der Pinka Schachendorf Schandorf Stadtschlaining Unterkohlstätten Unterwart Weiden bei Rechnitz Wiesfleck Wolfau BurgenlandLocation of the municipality of Mariasdorf in the Oberwart district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Mariasdorf ( Hungarian: Máriafalva ) is a market town with 1166 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in southern Burgenland in Austria . Mariasdorf is known nationwide for the parish church Mariasdorf Mariä Himmelfahrt, which was built in the 15th century and which also adorns the municipality's coat of arms.


Geographical location

The municipality is located in southern Burgenland in the Oberwart district , about 15 km west of the state border with Hungary .

Community structure

The market community of Mariasdorf comprises the cadastral communities or localities (except for Mariasdorf, each village, residents in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

Diving is north of the core town of Mariasdorf, the other three districts to the east of it.

The eastern municipal area with mine, Grodnau and Neustift belongs to the Bernstein Mountains , the western towns of Mariasdorf and diving are in a somewhat flatter landscape that slopes down towards the Pinka river .

German place name Hungarian place name
Mine Őribánya
Grodnau Grodnó
Mariasdorf Máriafalva
Neustift near Schlaining Szalónakújtelek
Diving Fehérpatak

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Oberschützen , Bad Tatzmannsdorf , Stadtschlaining and Bernstein .

The closest small towns are Pinkafeld (8 km west) and Oberwart (9 km south). The next larger town is Steinamanger (Szombathely) in Hungary, which is about 30 km east of Mariasdorf. Even Graz (70 km southwest) and Vienna are (90 km north) within a short time and important goals for commuters from the region.


For centuries the place belonged to Hungary ( German-West Hungary ) and since 1921 to the newly founded federal state of Burgenland (see also History of Burgenland ).

Mariasdorf was first mentioned in a document in 1388. In a on May 4th d. J. dated document pledged the Hungarian king and later German Emperor Sigismund the rule Amber including their villages named to the brothers Kanizsai .

During the Middle Ages, the area developed into a mining region with iron, copper and pebbles mining. The ruling Kanizsai family had the Gothic church built for the miners who work here, one of the most famous medieval buildings in Burgenland, which is still preserved today.

In 1849, Mariasdorf was largely destroyed by a major fire.

Lignite mining began in diving around 1870, which lasted until March 31, 1967 and finally became history on December 30 of that year.

Between 1899 and 1913 there was a severe population loss due to emigration to North America.

The previously independent municipalities mine Grodnau, Maria village, Neustift bei Schlaining and diving were part of the community structure Improvement Act combined with effective from January 1, 1971 on the new "community Maria village".

The municipality of Mariasdorf has had the right to use the designation “ market municipality ” since May 1st, 1988 .


The majority of the inhabitants are of Protestant faith. Around 50% were members of the Evangelical Church AB Austria in 2016 . Less than 20 residents committed themselves to the Evangelical Church HB Austria (Reformed Church). 35% were of the Catholic faith and belonged to the Eisenstadt diocese . 15% did not belong to any religious community.

There is a Roman Catholic parish church as well as Evangelical branch communities AB in all places.

Population development

The Roman Catholic parish church Mariasdorf Mariae Himmelfahrt is one of the most beautiful churches in Burgenland

Culture and sights

Protestant school and prayer house in Mariasdorf
See also:  List of listed objects in Mariasdorf
  • Parish Church Mariasdorf Mariae Himmelfahrt: The late Gothic parish church Mariae Himmelfahrt is one of the most beautiful in Burgenland. After the Kanizsay brothers had received the Bernstein estate, construction began around 1400 on the site of an existing church, but was probably discontinued in the early 15th century. Until then, there was probably only the choir room . At the end of the century, work continued with the construction of the nave . The west portal was completed in 1490. The sacrament house on the north wall bears the year 1483. The sacristy , ossuary and the two stair towers probably also originate from this construction phase. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the church was rebuilt to adapt it to the Baroque taste of the time. In 1882–1899, these alterations were largely reversed under the direction of Imre Steindl , the architect of the Budapest Parliament , and the building was redesigned in Gothic style. The high altar, the pulpit, the baptismal font and the stained glass windows bear witness to this second, neo-Gothic renovation .
The Mariae Himmelfahrt church today serves as a Roman Catholic parish church in the Mariasdorf-Bernstein parish in the Eisenstadt diocese .


There are sports fields in all places and a cycle path.

Economy and Infrastructure

There are no street names in Mariasdorf. Postal addresses are made up of the name of the district and the house number .



The community has two primary schools (in Mariasdorf and Grodnau). The next grammar school is in the neighboring town of Oberschützen, three kilometers away.


Municipal council

Local council election 2017

The council comprises a total of 19 members based on the number of eligible voters.

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 438 56.66 11 475 58.21 12 496 58.28 12 496 58.15 11 392 49.94 10
ÖVP 207 26.78 5 236 28.92 5 234 27.50 5 270 31.65 6th 317 40.38 8th
FPÖ 128 16.56 3 105 12.87 2 121 14.22 2 87 10.20 2 76 9.68 1
Eligible voters 1039 1072 1048 1036 1009
voter turnout 80.65% 83.58% 85.50% 87.74% 84.54%

Parish council

In addition to Mayor Reinhard Berger (SPÖ) and Vice Mayor Hans Prisching (SPÖ), Klaus-Eduard Jonach (FPÖ), Günter Sorger (SPÖ) and Markus Taucher (ÖVP) are also members of the community board.

Sabine Nothnagel (SPÖ) was elected environmental councilor.

The following were appointed as mayors and chairmen of the local committees: Hans Georg Mühl (SPÖ, for diving), Sabine Nothnagel (SPÖ, for Neustift bei Schlaining) and Manfred Ostermann (SPÖ, for mining). In Grodnau the function of the mayor Berger Reinhard (SPÖ) and in Mariasdorf by deputy mayor Hans Prisching (SPÖ) is carried out.


Mayor is Reinhard Berger (SPÖ), who is also in charge of the municipal office. After the mayor's direct election on October 6, 2002, he succeeded Karl Kreimer (SPÖ). In the election on October 1, 2017, Berger won with 76.84% against Klaus-Eduard Jonach (FPÖ).

In the constituent meeting of the municipal council, Hans Prisching (SPÖ) was elected deputy mayor.

coat of arms

Mariasdorf Wappen.png The coat of arms was awarded on April 16, 1988.

Blazon : “ In red above a green Dreiberg covered with a golden mine tunnel, a golden, black-roofed church, accompanied by natural poplar trees. "

Web links

Commons : Mariasdorf  - 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. ^ Burgenland - Jois - Markt Sankt Martin - 72. Mariasdorf . In: Austrian official calendar online . Verlag Österreich, Vienna 2002–, ZDB -ID 2126440-5 .
  3. Statistics Austria: Census of May 15, 2001 - commuters by commuting target (PDF; 7 kB) According to this census, 67 of the 543 employees registered in the municipality (i.e. 1/8) had their job in Vienna in 2001.
  4. a b c History of Mariasdorf . In: , accessed on December 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Johann Schnablegger: Extraction of a four fathom thick lignite seam of very flammable quality in Mariasdorf, Hungary . In: Journal of the Berg- und Hüttenmännischer Verein für Kärnten , issue No. 5/1871 (3rd year), ZDB -ID 1353266-2 , pp. 100-108.
  6. Gunther Seel: “It was a tough job, but it was a job!” Master's thesis. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt 2009, OBV
  7. Diving finally shut down . In: Burgenland freedom . XXXVIII. Volume, No. 1/1968, p. 3, bottom left.
  8. Provincial Law Gazette for Burgenland 44/1970: Law of September 1, 1970 on territorial changes of municipalities (Municipal Structure Improvement Act) (PDF document; accessed on January 1, 2018)
  9. Bgld LGBl 1988/26. In:  Landesgesetzblatt für das Burgenland , 1988, p. 46. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / lgb.
  10. Parish church Mariae Himmelfahrt on the homepage of Mariasdorf
  11. a b Diocese of Eisenstadt: Parish Church of Mariasdorf ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been 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 /
  12. a b Province of Burgenland: Election results Mariasdorf 2017 (accessed on 10 January 2018)
  13. Province of Burgenland: election results Mariasdorf 2012 (accessed on 10 January 2018)
  14. Province of Burgenland: election results Mariasdorf 2007 (accessed on 10 January 2018)
  15. a b c Province of Burgenland: election results Mariasdorf 2002 (accessed on 10 January 2018)
  16. a b c d Marktgemeinde Mariasdorf: Municipal Council (accessed on 10 January 2018)
  17. Marktgemeinde Mariasdorf: Municipal Office (accessed on January 10, 2018)
  18. Marktgemeinde Mariasdorf: coat of arms (accessed on 10 January 2018)