Parish churches near Bad Hall

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Parish churches near Bad Hall
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Pfarrkirchen near Bad Hall (Austria)
Parish churches near Bad Hall
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Steyr-Land
License plate : SE
Surface: 11.13 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 2 '  N , 14 ° 12'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 1 '49 "  N , 14 ° 11' 58"  E
Height : 397  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,309 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 207 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 4540
Area code : 07258
Community code : 4 15 11
Address of the
municipal administration:
Möderndorferstrasse 1
4540 Pfarrkirchen near Bad Hall
Mayoress : Daniela Chimani ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(25 members)
10 6th 
A total of 25 seats
Location of Pfarrkirchen near Bad Hall in the Steyr-Land district
Adlwang Aschach an der Steyr Bad Hall Dietach Gaflenz Garsten Großraming Laussa Losenstein Maria Neustift Pfarrkirchen Reichraming Rohr im Kremstal Schiedlberg Sierning Steyr St. Ulrich bei Steyr Ternberg Waldneukirchen Weyer Wolfern OberösterreichLocation of the parish of Pfarrkirchen near Bad Hall in the Steyr-Land district (clickable map)
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Parish churches near Bad Hall 2008
Parish churches near Bad Hall 2008
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Pfarrkirchen bei Bad Hall is a municipality with 2309 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in Upper Austria in the Steyr-Land district in the Traunviertel . The responsible judicial district is Steyr-Land.


Pfarrkirchen bei Bad Hall is located in the Traunviertel. The extension is 5.4 km from north to south and 4.6 km from west to east. 9.8% of the area of ​​the municipality is forested, 76.8% is used for agriculture.

Community structure

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

  • Feyregg (896)
  • Moderndorf (206)
  • Mühlgrub (373)
  • Parish churches near Bad Hall (834)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Feyregg, Möderndorf, Mühlgrub and parish churches near Bad Hall.

Neighboring communities

Kremsmünster Bad Hall
Neighboring communities
Wartberg on the Krems Nussbach Adlwang

coat of arms

Blazon : In blue over a red shield base, a silver fountain rising from a silver wavy bar; above it a golden double-armed cross with clover leaf ends, adorned with red stones. The community colors are red-white-blue.


The development of parish churches is closely related to the historical development of the parish. The area of ​​today's parish church belonged to Tassilo III. , the Bavarian Duke who founded the Kremsmünster Monastery in 777 . In addition, the monks of Kremsmünster were given the area of ​​the Tassilo spring with a small church. At that time, reclamation began in this area.

The area was affected by the Hungarian invasions. The Kremsmünster monastery was completely destroyed in 943. Only after the Hungarians (955) by Emperor Otto d. Great ones were defeated in the battle on the Lechfeld , calm returned here.

In 975 the diocese of Passau received the Kremsmünster Abbey and all its possessions. They were only gradually returned to the monastery. Pope Alexander III confirmed all possessions of the monastery Kremsmünster in his bull 1179. In this document the church in Hall is mentioned, which means the church in parish churches. At that time the area around parish churches was generally called “Hall”. The local church was the oldest church in Hallgau. In 1247 this little church was named the parish church in a document (the pastoral care area at the end of the 13th century distinguished between “Markt Hall” and “Dorf Hall”). In 1378 the name Pfarrkirchen bei Hall appeared for the first time.


The split in faith did not pass without a trace in or around parish churches. First and foremost, Luther's teaching found its way into the aristocracy. The owners of the nearby castles of Feyregg and Mühlgrub , Leonhard von Sinzendorf and Hans Wucherer von Drosendorf in Grub, imperial councilor and salt minister from Gmunden, professed the new apprenticeship. Little by little, the rural population also followed the new faith.

The nobility and imperial officials were staunch opponents of the Catholic Church and caused great damage to it. For more than 20 years, no church service has been celebrated, no child baptized. Old foundations of the church were forgotten or completely lost.

Peasant uprisings and counter-reformation

In 1598 parish churchmen also took part in a peasant revolt. Among the leaders was the owner of the Ackerlhaidergut, an Adlwanger (at that time Pfarrkirchen parish), the landlord Georg Tasch (Pettenbach) and others. The peasants were forced to riot under threat of having their heads torn off and their houses burned down. Under the leadership of the Ackerlhaider Wolf, also called Eggmair, a group came to Mühlgrub, demanded weapons from the owner of the castle and then marched against Steyr. Ackerlhaider was captured and beheaded. The same happened to Tasch, Wirth zu Pettenbach, who was a distinguished peasant captain and besieged the city of Steyr, “on December 16 of this year, on him in an open place and on a stage set up for this purpose in front of the town hall, his head was exequited (executed) . He was an old, white-gray, handsome man who reluctantly surrendered to death when he was on his knees and thought that the executioner would strike now, he often looked back and said, life is holy, life is holy; until he finally overlooked the prank once. "

The parish churchmen had to sign a lapel stating that they would completely refrain from the uprising, abolish the preachers (Protestant preachers) and return the stolen church property. At that time there was a Lutheran school in Mühlgrub. The baptism took place in the castle. The service was also held there.

In 1618 and 1645, Catholic priests were reinstated in parish churches. During this time the baptismal registers begin again after they were lost in the time of the confusion of faith. In 1624 Emperor Ferdinand II ordered the expulsion of all Protestant teachers and preachers through a Reformation Commission. A setback was Stefan Fadinger's march through with around 7,000 men on 25/26. May 1626 through parish churches on the way to Steyr in the Upper Austrian Peasants' War . Since the peasant wars resulted in high losses of Protestant peasants, the basis for the continued existence of a Protestant church system was largely no longer given. The real time of the persecution of the Protestants in secret Protestantism followed. The Catholic Church, supported by the Empire, prevailed again.

Administration before 1848

Besides the free markets such as B. Hall there were no political parishes. However, so-called tax communities existed (since the introduction of the cadastre under Maria Theresa in 1752). The land was measured precisely everywhere, and all houses were estimated according to their market value. All trades that already existed at that time are still considered "ratified" today, that is, linked to the house; for this reason these are hereditary and sellable. In Pfarrkirchen these were the inns in Feyregg, Mühlgrub, Hehenberg and Pfarrkirchen No. 3.

The administration was the responsibility of the gentlemen. By 1848 there were 20 lordships in the local parish, including the vicarage, Feyregg, Mühlgrub, Hehenberg, Hall, Kremsmünster, Steyr-Garsten, ... The relations between the landlords and subjects were regulated by officials who were employed and paid by the lords . The first official of the Kremsmünster Abbey was called Hofreicher ("G´treg Herr"), in Mühlgrub and Feyregg he was called Pfleger. The court clerk and the bailiff had to collect the taxes on the gentlemen, to settle the disputes between gentlemen and employees and to punish minor offenses. Hall was the district court responsible for serious offenses and crimes . The place of execution was on the road to Waldneukirchen near St. Blasiens ("Galgenweide").

For the political administration, which included the collection of property, income and building tax , there were the kuk district commissariate , which was also introduced under Maria Theresa. A nurse or court judge was appointed district commissioner. The police were also responsible for them. There were only two or three officials at their side. The judges were chosen from among the population, usually one from each locality. They often held office for many years. They had to make the laws and regulations known to the residents of this district. Feyregg's curator was district commissioner for parish churches and the surrounding area. Around 1800 there were the following judges: The landlord zu Feyregg, the landlord zu Hehenberg, the Sandlmüller, the Zehetner and the Zöhrmüller. The official lived in the servant's house in Feyregg (house 54).

Parish churches become an independent parish

The flourishing of the Hall market, which was already a health resort at that time, soon led to a separation of the economic interests of the Bad Hall market and the rural parish churches. The construction of the Kurhaus brought about differences. Finally they separated in 1861. The rural parts of Hall were united to form the political parish of Pfarrkirchen. The above-mentioned villages with 263 houses and 1513 inhabitants belonged to the parish of Pfarrkirchen. This area covers an area of ​​2176.03 hectares. It was delimited by the municipalities of Kremsmünster, Rohr, Sierning, Hall, Waldneukirchen and Adlwang. The last joint meeting for the distribution of the previously common property was on March 6, 1861. On March 15, the first parish council meeting was in Pfarrkirchen. Josef Kaip, owner of the Kaipengut in Möderndorf, was elected mayor. On June 23, Sebastian Wühl was hired as a community clerk and at the same time as a community servant. The town councilor and innkeeper Ferdinand Zachl made his snack bar available as a town chancellery for an annual interest of 20 guilders. His Gewandstüberl was used as the remains of the community.

On October 20, 1865, the parish chancellery was relocated to the newly built house Pfarrkirchen No. 12, which also belonged to the landlord. In 1905 the old school house (today's Zorn, No. 2) was bought by the community for 11,000 crowns and adapted to a community center. Over the years, incorporation and incorporation have been discussed several times. In order to cover the parish boundaries with the parish boundaries, an attempt was made in 1872 to incorporate all houses belonging to the parish parish churches into the local parish. But this proposal was not heard by the Upper Austrian State Committee. Only the Hadringergut had to be assigned to the community of Bad Hall in 1927 by decision of the administrative court. By decree of June 5, 1910, the name Pfarrkirchen was changed to "Pfarrkirchen bei Bad Hall".

The time of National Socialism

On November 1, 1938, by order of the Gauleiter Eigruber and at the instigation of some personalities from Bad Hall, against the will of the population, Pfarrkirchen was incorporated into the market town of Bad Hall and a branch was set up in Pfarrkirchen. A short time later the parish hall was cleared out, all files except for the meeting minutes were burned on the meadow facing the Calvary. Anything that was not nailed down was sold in order to improve the parish bag. The parish of Pfarrkirchen then consisted of the localities Pfarrkirchen, Feyregg, Möderndorf, Mühlgrub, Hehenberg, Furtberg, Großmengersdorf and Pesendorf.

Re-establishment of the municipality in 1946

Since August 1945 several men from the village have tried to make the village of Pfarrkirchen, which was incorporated into Bad Hall in 1938, independent again. On March 17, 1946, the separation was secretly voted on. 55% were for a separation and 45% were against. But nothing happened. On May 9, 1946, ten men drove to see Deputy Governor Bernaschek. He was also not inclined to take on this matter. An agreement was finally reached, but Furtberg, Mengersdorf and Hehenberg were lost. Another vote brought a (!) Majority, and so on July 1, 1946, Pfarrkirchen became an independent parish again. The new municipal council elected Alois Fischill as mayor. Johann Pürstinger became vice mayor.

Part of the coal chamber of the Mayrbäurl inn was adapted as a community chancellery. On January 1, 1947, Pfarrkirchen also had its own registry office. A year later, Pfarrkirchen got its own community doctor, Franz Kienbacher. His ordination was set up in the Löhnert department store. On September 19, he moved to Wartberg and was replaced by Bert Ziegler. The only apartment that could be left to him was the archive room in the rectory. On January 15, 1950 the newly built parish hall was inaugurated. In 1952 the community built the aqueduct and widened the road to Bad Hall. The school was expanded in 1955/56, with a sports field and a running track.

In the following years the local water supply in Feyregg and Mühlgrub was expanded. The expansion of the road network (Papstbergstrasse and Schloßbergstrasse and Hauslmaurerstrasse in Feyregg) was also started. In 1958/59 Natzberger Straße (towards Sandlmühle) and Dehenwangerstraße (Gürtlbauergut, Mair im Hag) were widened. The local canal in Feyregg was also started at this time. With the school extension (workshop, cloakrooms, shower room and gym) 1965–1967, the elementary school received its present appearance.

In 1960 the community bought the first plot of land for settlement purposes (4,800 m²) from Otto and Ruth Harmer, castle owners. The second purchase of approx. 20,000 m² took place in 1962. Development work (roads, canals) followed in the next few years. The third land purchase took place in 1969. The community acquired a 3.3 hectare large settlement plot on which building sites for 28 settler houses and three Styria houses and a children's playground were built. In 1974 Mrs. Harmer Ruth bought 3.5 hectares of land for 35 plots.

During this time the construction of the fire station of the fire brigade of Pfarrkirchen also falls . In 1971 the community was able to hand over a fire truck to the volunteer fire brigade . A great achievement was the construction of a parish caritas kindergarten (1974), with the help of the parish, the local parish and the state government.

Recent history

Important tasks of the community in the last few years were road extensions with street lighting and the sewer system in the villages of Feyregg and Pfarrkirchen.

Heavy rainfall on August 12, 2002 led to an Austria-wide flood disaster. In parish churches, houses and parts of the landscape were flooded along the streams. Thanks to helpful community citizens and unbureaucratic help (financial support), the burdens could be reduced somewhat.

In 2002 the municipal office was renovated and expanded with an extension. In the following years the elementary school was renovated.

In 2007, 2123 people lived in Pfarrkirchen, of which 1034 men and 1089 women. 72 people are foreigners.


Mayor is Daniela Chimani from the SPÖ.

  • until 2019 Herbert Plaimer (SPÖ)
  • since 2019 Daniela Chimani (SPÖ)

Group leaders are Sieglinde Schaufler (SPÖ), Günter Werner (ÖVP) and Gerhard Deimek ( FPÖ ).

Population development

In 1991 the municipality had 1,982 inhabitants according to the census, in 2001 it had 2,039 inhabitants.

Culture and sights

Web links

Commons : Pfarrkirchen bei Bad Hall  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. ^ State of Upper Austria, coat of arms of the parish of Pfarrkirchen. Retrieved March 23, 2019 .
  3. The persecution of the Austrian Protestants during the Counter Reformation
  4. State of Upper Austria ( Memento of the original dated February 23, 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 /