Neuhofen im Innkreis

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Neuhofen im Innkreis
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Neuhofen im Innkreis (Austria)
Neuhofen im Innkreis
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Ried im Innkreis
License plate : RI
Surface: 15.6 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 11 ′  N , 13 ° 28 ′  E Coordinates: 48 ° 11 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 464  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,467 (Jan 1, 2020)
Population density : 158 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4912
Area code : 07752
Community code : 4 12 18
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 3
4912 Neuhofen im Innkreis
Mayor : Johann Wolfgang Augustin ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(25 members)
10 7th 4th 4th 
A total of 25 seats
Location of Neuhofen im Innkreis in the Ried im Innkreis district
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Overview of the municipality
Overview of the municipality
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Neuhofen im Innkreis is a municipality in Upper Austria in the district of Ried im Innkreis in the Innviertel with 2,467 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The community is located in the judicial district of Ried im Innkreis .


Neuhofen im Innkreis lies at an altitude of 464 m in the Innviertel. The extension is 7.1 km from north to south and 3.9 km from west to east. The total area is 15.7 km². 10.2% of the area is forested, 79% of the area is used for agriculture.

Districts of the municipality

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

  • Auleiten (169)
  • Baumbach (225)
  • Baumgarten (15)
  • Bergetsedt (28)
  • Gobrechtsham (237)
  • Grillnau (111)
  • Main ring (33)
  • Holzleiten (41)
  • Hörzing (18)
  • Kohlhof (40) (formerly Kolhof) including Rödt
  • Langstrasse (516)
  • Leinberg (19)
  • Neuhofen im Innkreis (742)
  • Niederbrunn (31)
  • Oberleinberg (6)
  • Ponneredt (110)
  • Rettenbrunn (15)
  • Spiessberg (103)
  • Meadows (8)


Localities early documentary mentions
Auleiten -
Baumbach 1470, 1513, 1516, 1526 Pänpach
Baumgarten 1438 Ponbaren, 1507 Paungarten
Bergetsedt 1470 Perichtolczöd, 1513 Perichtotzöd, 1580 Pertladtsedt
Gobrechtsham 1140 days de gotpendetesheim, 1140 Degeno de Gotpendetesheim, 1150 Bernhardus de Gotbrestheim, 1324

Gopp Drehshaim, 1350 Gotprechtz, -Gopprechtzheim, 1470 Gopprechtczhaym, 1498 Gotpretshaim, 1513, 1526 Goprechtshaym,

Gotprechtshaim, 1544 Goppertsham, 1569 Goprechtsham

Grillnau 1508 Grillenau, 1532 Grillnnau, 1579 Grillnau
Hörzing 1513 Herzogenn, 1589 Herzogenn
Main ring 1111 quarum nomina sunt ... habbingen, 13th century Heppinge, 1324 Happingen, 1383 half-z gut datz Hawpping, 1470

Hauptping, 1513, 1526, Hauping

Holzleiten 1438 Holtzleiting, 1470 wooden people, 1513, 1526 wooden people, 1500 wooden people, 1576 Mitter wooden people
Langstrasse 13th century in Strazze iuxta Merinpach, 1400 Langenstrazz, 1513, 1526 Lanngstrass, 1548 Lanngenstrass, 1787


Leinberg 1448 Nider Leinberg, 1460 Leinperg, 1470 Lein-, Leynperg, 1494 Leimperg, 1510 Oberlinperg, 1513 Leinperg,

1580 Lienperg, 1605 Leinperg

Neuhofen im Innkreis 1190 in villa nevwenhouen, 1360 ze Nevnhofen, 1387 zwayer guetlein zw Newnhoven, 1397 Neuhofen,

1470 Neunhofen, 1478 Newnhoffen, 1513, 1526 Neunhofen, 1580 Neonhoven

Niederbrunn -
Ponneredt 1470 Paneröd, 1513 Paneröd, 1526 Paneröder, 1532 Pannderöder, 1566 Paneroedt, 1802 Ponared
Rödt 1513, 1526 on the Reth
Rettenbrunn 1438 Rotenprun, 1452 Rötenprunn, 1470 Roten-, Rötenprunn, 1492 Rottenprunn, 1513 Rotnprun, 1599

Röttenbrunn, 1655 Rettenprunn, 1683 Rotenbrunn

Spießberg 1388 pei Spiesperig in Mernpekcher parish, 1470 Spiesperg, 1513 Spiesperg, 1655 Spiessberg
grasslands -

Neighboring communities

Mehrnbach Ried im Innkreis
Neighboring communities Hohenzell
Lohnsburg am Kobernaußerwald Schildorn Pattigham

Population development

year Population numbers
1869 987
1880 1,063
1890 977
1900 959
1910 1,089
1923 1,060
1934 1,130
1939 1,097
year Population numbers
1951 1,172
1961 1,116
1971 1,322
1981 1,498
1991 1,786
2001 2.125
2011 2,221

¹ Source: Statistics Austria



Neuhofen ( lat.nova Curia ). The place name is made up of the term new and the term courtyard, which describes a rural house and meadow area. The associated adjective and the designation for the inhabitants is Neuhofner and not, as is occasionally observed, Neuhofener.

Around 550 AD, the area was first settled by the Bavarians and then by the Franks . The current towns of Hauping and Gobrechtsham bear witness to this time.

middle Ages

First references to the current name date back to 1140. In the handover book of the Reichersberg Abbey there is a note about “Hainricus de Nuinhouen” and “Tage de Gotprethesheim” at that time.

Modern times

Since the founding of the Duchy of Bavaria, the place was Bavarian until 1779 and came to Austria after the Treaty of Teschen with the Innviertel (then 'Innbaiern'). The two cadastral communities of Neuhofen and Gobrechtsham are created . During the Napoleonic Wars briefly Bavarian again, it has belonged again to Upper Austria since 1814.

Neuhofen Upper Austria 1880

20th century

After the annexation of Austria to the German Reich on March 13, 1938, the place belonged to the Gau Oberdonau . After 1945 the restoration of Upper Austria took place.

On November 17, 1944 around noon, an American bomber squadron with four-engine Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” flew an attack on a column of Wehrmacht vehicles that were lingering in the municipality. A total of 23 250-kilogram high-explosive bombs were dropped, whereby they missed the actual target, the Wehrmacht vehicles. In addition to the then Dallingerhaus , the south side of the church, the cemetery and the municipal office were badly damaged. House roofs and window panes in the town center also broke. There were neither injuries nor deaths. Most of the bombs detonated in adjacent fields and meadows.


Social facilities

The following are to be cited as social institutions: kindergarten, elementary school, parish home, assisted living, doctor's practice, youth club as well as community and registry office.

fire Department

The Neuhofen im Innkreis volunteer fire department was founded in 1883 and consists of the Neuhofen and Kohlhof fire departments. In 1954 the first motorized fire engine was purchased, which was in operation until 1980. It was replaced by an LFB-A fire engine, which was in use until 2009. In 2000 a command vehicle and a TLF 2000 fire engine were put into service. The command vehicle acquired in 2000 was retired in 2013 and exchanged for a new Mercedes Sprinter vehicle that had been procured with own funds. The old command vehicle was immediately used in the flood operation in the town of Schärding after it was sold by the Neuhofen Fire Department. In May 2009 the fleet was expanded with a small fire engine KLF. In 2000 the new fire station was inaugurated, which is built and used together with the municipal building yard.

The Kohlhof volunteer fire brigade was founded in 1905. After purchasing the first motorized sprayer in 1937, a so-called tractor train followed in 1958. In 1976 and 1984 a small fire engine was purchased. The construction of the fire station of the Kohlhof volunteer fire brigade, which began in 2009, has been officially stopped until further notice, as there were deviations from the approved construction plans during construction.

In 1981 and 2009 the district fire brigade festivals were organized by the Neuhofen im Innkreis volunteer fire brigade.

Gastronomy and accommodation

There are a total of 4 inns and a snack bar (Baumbach district) available for guests in the community area. Guest rooms for overnight stays are also offered. A special feature is the overnight stay in a so-called troad box (grain box ).

Local supply

A Raiffeisen bank and a butcher shop are available for local residents. In the neighboring Ried im Innkreis there are many shopping opportunities available.


The most important federal highways through the local area are the Frankenburger Bundesstrasse and the Salzburger Bundesstrasse. A section of the Ried bypass road also runs along the municipal border with Ried im Innkreis. A footpath and bike path connects the district capital Ried im Innkreis with the center of Neuhofen. This route takes about 25 minutes on foot, and it takes about 10 minutes to get to the city center by bike. The closest train station is Ried im Innkreis main station.

Drinking water supply

The drinking water is pumped from a newly built drinking water well as well as the old well on the Leinberg for most of the municipality. The villages of Auleiten and Spießberg get their water from the St. Thomas well.

"Ramersberger" water tunnel

A water tunnel (also called Kanat ) is used to obtain drinking water and can be understood as a horizontal well that collects the water from water-bearing layers as well as seeping water above the point of consumption. Around 20 such canoes are known in Upper Austria, few are still in operation. One of them, the Ramersberger Wasserstollen, is located in the district of Kohlhof, 2.5 km west-southwest as the crow flies from the center of Neuhofen, or approx. 50 meters west of the Ried-Lohnsburg main road and 450 meters west of the Ramersberghof. The water tunnel is estimated to be 150 to 400 years old. There are no indications of mechanical drilling or excavations.

The water tunnel was explored in a total of two inspections (July 4, 2002 and May 13, 2005). The total length is 200.2 inclined meters and 174 meters horizontally. The gradient from the source pot to the entrance is 4.2 meters with an aisle width of about one meter and a room height of 1.35 to 2 meters. There are 45 small niches in the water tunnel, which are known in a similar form from earlier earth stables . The abundant in fauna consists among other things of the following species: turritellidae , Pseudoscorpion , Weberknecht , Assel , millipedes , springtails , Bandfüßer , parasitic wasp , racing fly , Caddis , Zackeneule and bat .

Small hydropower plant

Hydroelectric power station Neuhofen im Innkreis

A small hydropower plant built in 2006 is located in the course of the Oberach stream. The average power of the turbine is approx. 10 kWh. The water required for operation is taken from an old water weir system and returned to the Oberach at the end of the slope. The electricity generated from renewable energy sources supplies around 30 average households. With the construction of the hydropower plant, the fish migration route, which had been interrupted for many years, was reopened. The fish pass now enables an unhindered connection to the parts of the stream above.

Current construction projects

New village center

In late summer 2009, the renovation of the village square and the Frankenburger Landesstraße (L509) in the local area began. The core of the renovations is the expansion or extension of the existing cycle path into the town center. With the redesign of the village square, new parking spaces have been created in the center of the village, the center of the village will be moved to the church. The renovation work on the municipal office was completed in the summer of 2009. A contemporary community service center was created. The general renovation of the village church was completed in autumn 2009. In addition to new seating and the renovation of the floor, the valuable lead glass windows were also restored.

The new residential area in the north of the municipality is constantly being expanded, the influx of new municipality citizens is high due to the proximity to the city of Ried im Innkreis.

The construction of the fire station of the Kohlhof volunteer fire brigade, which began in 2009, has been officially stopped until further notice, as there were deviations from the approved construction plans during construction. The local doctor's practice (former community and fire station) will be rebuilt from January 2010 and will therefore be relocated to the bank's building for the duration of the construction work until around the beginning of June 2010.

Clubs and activities

In Neuhofen there is not only a sports and music club, but also an alpine club, a choir community (male choir, mixed choir), a gold bonnet group, the healthy community, a beekeeping club, a hunters' association, a parish council, three savings associations (Neuhofen, Kohlhof, Grill AG), one Seniors' Association, as well as the rural youth Mehrnbach / Neuhofen.


For those interested in sports, there is the Bartlgut equestrian center and the Union-Sportverein Neuhofen im Innkreis with the branch clubs (adult) football, fair players, tennis and the stick shooting section.

The USV Neuhofen fighting team currently plays in the 1st class middle-west of the Upper Austrian Football Association . In addition to the long-term promotion of young talent, greater success can be attributed in particular to the cooperation with SV Ried im Innkreis , which plays in the 2nd division and which strengthens SV Neuhofen with players from the Ried Football Academy.

Culture and sights

music Society

The Musikverein Neuhofen im Innkreis has around 51 active and 430 supporting members (as of October 2011). On the occasion of the 135th anniversary (1875-2010), the association organized the district brass music festival from June 25th to 27th, 2010. In addition, there are always various performances such as march evaluations and the traditional spring concert.


In 2007 the "Neuhofner QuietschEnten-race" took place for the first time. Visitors can buy one or more rubber rubber ducks with lot numbers in advance. The start of the race of the approx. 4,000 rubber ducks is at the Oberach waterfall, the finish at the bridge on the sports grounds. The winners receive valuable prizes. This event is always well attended, as the sports club, as the organizer, is not only responsible for the duck race, but also for the celebrations and the award ceremony. The guest of honor at the 2009 race was, among others, the two-time Paralympics winner Thomas Geierspichler . In 2007, among others, the silver medalist Ludwig Paischer and the slalom World Cup winner Reinfried Herbst were guests of honor in Neuhofen.

Mysterious hole in the ground

On March 10, 2012, a mysterious hole in the ground was discovered in the municipality. After initial investigations and many speculations as to where this hole in the ground might come from, the cause was investigated a few days after it was discovered. It was an earlier well that was used to find petroleum. The backfill sagged and the hole in the ground was created. The hole in the ground of initially unknown origin was a magnet for visitors and attracted many onlookers.


Mayor is Johann Wolfgang Augustin (ÖVP). Vice Mayor is Josef Seifriedsberger (ÖVP).

Result of the municipal council elections 2015

The most recent municipal council elections took place in Neuhofen im Innkreis on September 27, 2015.

Municipal council election 2015
Turnout: 80.46%
(-2.77  % p )
(+ 9.84  % p )
(-6.37  % p )
(-0.70  % p )


local community Political party Electoral votes % +/- Local councils +/-
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1,940 eligible voters (25 municipal councilors)

Votes cast: 1,561
Valid votes: 1,493
Invalid votes: 68
Turnout: 80.46%

ÖVP 599 40.12 -2.77 10 -1
FPÖ 386 25.85 +9.84 7th +3
SPÖ 273 18.29 -6.37 4th -2
GREEN 235 15.74 -0.70 4th ± 0

Mayor over time

Period Mayor's name Political party
1850-1861 Georg Nagl
1861-1864 Josef Baumann
1864-1867 Jakob Diermair
1867-1870 Josef Feichtinger
1870-1873 Josef Leitner
1873-1876 Franz Nagel
1876-1879 Johann Augustin
1879-1885 Georg Diermayr
1885-1894 Josef Nagl
1894-1897 Johann Brueckl
1897-1900 Johann Angleitner
1900-1903 Johann Diermayer
1903-1906 Johann Pühringer
1906-1912 Mathias Fellner
Period Mayor's name Political party
1912-1918 Johann Badegruber
1918-1919 Jakob Knoglinger
1919-1924 Franz Ecker
1924-1929 Franz Höckner
1929-1932 Engelbert Reinthaler
1932-1938 Jakob Knoglinger
1938-1945 Josef Diermaier
1945-1961 Josef Emprechtinger
1961-1968 Franz Diermayr
1968-1984 Josef Posch ÖVP
1984-1996 Johann Salhofer ÖVP
1996-2009 Josef Hangler ÖVP
since Oct. 2009 Johann Augustin ÖVP

Source: Neuhofen im Innkreis municipal office

coat of arms

Official description of the municipal coat of arms (independent coat of arms since May 9, 1983): Split from green and red by a silver pole topped with a blue wave pole ; on the right three golden apples in stacks, on the left a golden crosier extending from the lower edge of the shield. The symbols are related to the attributes of St. Nicholas taken. The blue wave post shown in the middle of the coat of arms symbolizes the Oberach , which divides the municipality from south to north into the two cadastral municipalities of Neuhofen and Gobrechtsham, which are approximately equal in size . The community colors are green-yellow-red.

Web links

Commons : Neuhofen im Innkreis  - 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. ^ The place names of the political district Ried im Innkreis (Middle Innviertel), Elisabeth Bertol-Raffin, Peter Wiesinger, 1991, pp. 67–71.
  3. Ein_Blick_auf_die_Gemeinde_Neuhofen_im_Innkreis.pdf , Statistics Austria , see also overview page - Neuhofen im Innkreis
  4. The Bundschuh: Homeland from the Inn and Hausruck districts. Edition 6.
  5. ↑ State Chronicle of Upper Austria, p. 358.
  6. a b Chronicle: Excerpt from the history of the Neuhofen fire brigade iI ( Memento of the original from December 20, 2014 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 /
  7. Kohlhof volunteer fire brigade,
  8. The hat is on fire at the Kohlhofer fire brigade. In: Upper Austrian news . October 24, 2010.
  9. The Bundschuh: Homeland from the Inn and Hausruck districts. Edition 8, pp. 124–134, Josef Weichenberger, Erhard Fritsch.
  10. Church renovation . In: Pfarrgemeinde Neuhofen iI (Ed.): Sprachrohr . Volume 25/121. Neuhofen iI February 2009 ( page no longer available , search in web archives: Kirchenrenovierung.pdf [accessed on August 31, 2010] with a plan of the church).@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /
  11. website of the Musikverein Neuhofen im Innkreis
  12. ^ ORF Upper Austria,
  13. ^ ORF Upper Austria,
  14. ^ Website of the municipal office: Mayor of the municipality of Neuhofen im Innkreis
  15. ^ State of Upper Austria, history and geography, coat of arms. Retrieved April 11, 2019 .