|coat of arms||Austria map|
|State :||Lower Austria|
|Political District :||Wiener Neustadt-Land|
|License plate :||WB|
|Residents :||2,481 (January 1, 2020)|
|Postcodes :||2761, 2763|
|Area code :||02632|
|Community code :||3 23 23|
|UN / LOCODE||AT PNT|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Hubert Postiasi ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
|Location of Pernitz in the Wiener Neustadt-Land district|
Pernitz seen from the northeast
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
The municipality of Pernitz is located in the Piestingtal in Lower Austria.
The municipality includes the following two localities and cadastral communities of the same name (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Feichtenbach (122)
- Pernitz (2359)
The neighboring communities of Pernitz are Gutenstein , Muggendorf , Waidmannsfeld , Waldegg , which also belong to the Wiener Neustadt-Land district , and the communities of Hernstein and Pottenstein in the Baden district .
Later under the Romans, today's Pernitz was then in the province of Pannonia .
The place is mentioned for the first time in the Falkensteiner Codex in 1165 . The place was bought in 1632 by Count Hoyos , which made the place up. Setbacks, however, were the plague in 1679 and soon afterwards the second Turkish siege in 1683.
In 1828 the road was built over the neck into the Triestingtal , in 1877 the Gutensteinerbahn or Piestingtalbahn. This represented further progress, as did the construction of a high spring aqueduct in 1904 and electrification in 1908.
At the end of the Feichtenbach valley is the former Wienerwald sanatorium , which was founded in 1904 , originally a pulmonary hospital that was used as a Lebensborn home in the Third Reich . After a renovation by Franz Mörth, the building became the ÖGB home “ Karl Maisel der Metall- und Bergarbeiter” from 1952 until the 1980s , later a rest home for the health insurance company and finally the “Hotel Feichtenbach”. The architecturally interesting building has not been in use since 2002.
Pernitz was made a market on July 16, 1961.
According to the 2001 census data , 64.4% of the population are Roman Catholic and 4.2% Protestant . 9.2% are Muslims , 1.4% belong to Orthodox churches . 18.4% of the population have no religious denomination.
The municipal council has 21 members.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1990, the municipal council had the following distribution: 13 SPÖ, 6 ÖVP, and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1995, the municipal council had the following distribution: 13 SPÖ, 5 ÖVP, and 3 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2000, the municipal council had the following distribution: 11 SPÖ, 6 ÖVP, 3 FPÖ, and 1 Pernitz citizens' list.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2005 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 12 SPÖ, 7 ÖVP, and 2 LWP.
- In 2006 the municipal council had no quorum due to the resignation of the ÖVP and LWP (list “Wir Pernitzer”). In the municipal council election in April 2006, which was brought forward for this reason, the municipal council had the following distribution: 7 SPÖ, 7 ÖVP, 4 Rupprecht list, and 3 LWP.
- With the municipal elections in Lower Austria in 2010 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 10 ÖVP, 6 SPÖ, 3 LWP list, 1 SBR list, and 1 Greens.
- With the municipal elections in Lower Austria in 2015 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 9 ÖVP, 5 List Wir Pernitzer, 5 SPÖ, 1 FPÖ, and 1 Greens. After the municipal council election, the ÖVP and SPÖ agreed on a coalition. At the constituent municipal council meeting on February 23, Hubert Postiasi (ÖVP) was elected mayor and Christine Scheibenreif (SPÖ) was elected vice mayor
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2020 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 8 ÖVP, 5 list UP-SPÖ, 3 Greens, 3 list WITH each other, 2 list We Pernitzer. At the constituent municipal council meeting on March 9, 2020, Hubert Postiasi (ÖVP) was elected mayor and Markus Panzenböck (Greens) was elected deputy mayor. Lukas Brodtrager (UP-SPÖ), Johanna Gruber (ÖVP) and Johanna Bayer (ÖVP) as well as Erich Panzenböck (list with each other) were elected to the community council.
- until May 9, 1945 Josef Sumasgutner
- 1945–1945 Hans Mayer, term of office from 9 to 30 May 1945
- 1945–1946 Franz Lenz
- 1946–1947 Franz Moderegger
- 1947–1974 Julius Berger (SPÖ)
- 1974–1984 Johann Federsel (SPÖ)
- 1984–1994 Walter Wastl (SPÖ)
- 1994-2005 Frieda Rauchegger (SPÖ)
- 2005-2006 Silvia Rupprecht (SPÖ)
- 2006–2013 Rudolf Postl (ÖVP)
- since 2013 Hubert Postiasi (ÖVP)
Culture and sights
- The Roman Catholic parish church in Pernitz is dedicated to St. Nicholas . The hexagonal component with the main room was built from 1969 to 1970 according to plans by the architect Georg Lippert . A side chapel is attached to it, which consists of the Gothic choir of the previous building.
- The well-known limestone formation "Luckerter Stein" is located on a hill north of the village.
The economy of Pernitz is mainly characterized by an agricultural and small-scale business structure, but is also of national industrial importance due to the paper mill located in the Ortmann district (formerly owned by the Bunzl Group, today Essity ).
Due to the diverse range of leisure and cultural activities, Pernitz is also a popular tourist destination.
- Sons and daughters of the church
- Bruno Ertler (1889–1927), Austrian writer
- Stefan Pauer (1922–2011), alpinist
- Reinhard Mürle (* 1939), member of the state parliament
- Herbert Zeman (* 1940), Austrian literary and linguist, former director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Vienna
- Heinrich Wefelscheid (1941–2020), mathematician
- Hermann Reichert (* 1944), Austrian philologist, Scandinavian and Germanist
- Rainer Schlagbauer (* 1949), former Austrian soccer player
- Adolf Michel (* 1952), writer and cabaret artist
- Christine Pellikan (* 1957), Austrian visual artist
- People related to the community
- Ferdinand Raimund (1790–1836), Austrian actor and playwright
- John Bunzl (* 1945), Austrian political scientist, Middle East expert and sociologist
- Petra Gamper-Wleczek (* 1966), four-time World Cup winner in the skibob
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Changes to the community from 1945 (associations, partitions, name and status changes). Statistics Austria, p. 169 , accessed on February 7, 2019 .
- Result of the local council election in 1995 in Pernitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 30, 2000, accessed on September 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2000 in Pernitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, February 4, 2005, accessed on September 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the local council election 2005 in Pernitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 4, 2005, accessed on September 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the local council election 2010 in Pernitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, October 8, 2010, accessed on September 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the 2015 municipal council elections in Pernitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, December 1, 2015, accessed on September 13, 2019 .
- Announcement March 9, 2020 (PDF) In: Marktgemeinde Pernitz. Retrieved April 17, 2020 .
- Peter Apfl: Pernitz . In: The Lower Austrian district of Wiener Neustadt and its communities . 2nd Edition. Lower Austria. Verlag GesmbH, Wiener Neustadt 1996, p. 177 .
- Georg Lippert. In: Architects Lexicon Vienna 1770–1945. Published by the Architekturzentrum Wien . Vienna 2007.