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Pyhra (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Lower Austria
Political District : Sankt Pölten-Land
License plate : PL
Surface: 66.94 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 10 '  N , 15 ° 41'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 9 '32 "  N , 15 ° 41' 14"  E
Height : 298  m above sea level A.
Residents : 3,566 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 53 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 3143
Area code : 02745
Community code : 3 19 34
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 13
3143 Pyhra
Mayor : Günter Schaubach ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
(23 members)
15th 4th 
A total of 23 seats
Location of Pyhra in the Sankt Pölten-Land district
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Pyhra is a market town with 3566 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the St. Pölten-Land district in Lower Austria .


Pyhra is located in the hills of the Mostviertel in Lower Austria, southeast of St. Pölten . The municipality is traversed by the Perschling . The highest point is the Amerlingkogel (628 m).

The area of ​​the market town covers 66.73 square kilometers. 40.04 percent of the area is forested.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 37 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Adeldorf (27)
  • Aigen (18)
  • Atzling (35) including Pitzelsberg
  • Auern (108)
  • Baumgarten (7)
  • Blindorf (27)
  • Well (104)
  • Ebersreith (29)
  • Egelsee (25)
  • Fahra (53)
  • Gate ring raking (54) including gate ring and raking
  • Getzersdorf (55)
  • Heuberg (460) including Im Steg
  • Backwood (46)
  • Hummelberg near Hinterholz (29)
  • Kirchweg (68)
  • Beneficial insect (94)
  • Oberburbach (38)
  • Obergrub (40)
  • Oberloitzenberg (9)
  • Obertiefenbach (80)
  • Perersdorf (70) including Gunersdorf
  • Perschenegg (190) including Innerkogelbach and Mayring
  • Pyhra (1184)
  • Reichenhag (99)
  • Reichgrüben (47)
  • Schauching (113)
  • Schnabling (96)
  • Steinbach (7)
  • Unterburbach (9)
  • Unterloitzenberg (8)
  • Forest (219)
  • Weinzettl (24)
  • Wieden (24) including Blumauerhof
  • Windhag (3)
  • Cell (35)
  • Supply lines (32)

The community consists of the cadastral communities Adeldorf, Atzling, Auern, Blindorf, Brunn, Ebersreith, Egelsee, Fahra, Getzersdorf, Heuberg, Hinterholz, Hummelberg near Pyhra, Loitzenberg, beneficial organisms, Obergrub, Obertiefenbach, Perersdorf, Probstwald, Pyhra, Reichenhag, Reichgrüben, Schauching, Schnabling, Wald, Weinzettl, Wieden near Pyhra, Zell and Zuleithen.

Probstwald is the only cadastral community that has no inhabitants.

Neighboring communities

Bordering Pyhra


In ancient times the area was part of the Roman province of Noricum . The church was founded in 1083 by Bishop Altmann von Passau , who also founded the Göttweig Abbey , which owned the manor over Pyhra. At the time of the first Turkish invasion (1529) the rectory, the church and the whole place were destroyed. The meanwhile Protestant community came back under the rule of the Abbot of Göttweig. At the time of the second Turkish invasion (1683) there is talk of 130 burned down houses, 34 knocked down householders, 100 householders “captured”, 245 children, 109 servants (also dragged into captivity) . The church ruins of St. Cäcilia were destroyed in 1805 when the French marched through.

Population development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 3,286 inhabitants. In 1991 the market town had 3,082 inhabitants, in 1981 2,955 and in 1971 2,884 inhabitants.


Mayor of the market town is Günter Schaubach, head of department Susanne Sailer.

After the 2020 municipal council elections , there will be a total of 23 seats in the municipal council : ÖVP 15, SPÖ 4, NEOS 3, FPÖ 1

coat of arms

Blazon : "Diagonally left divided by silver and blue, above a growing, rising red wolf , below three oblique left golden rye ears connected to the stalk ends , the middle longer."

Culture and sights

Wald Castle (south view)
A medieval castle that was converted into a Renaissance moated castle in the second half of the 16th and first half of the 17th centuries.
The "old castle" is a three-storey complex with four wings in an irregular arrangement, which is dominated in the southeast by the medieval keep. In the 19th century the castle was changed and expanded several times; Among other things, the "Neuschloss" (a wing) was added to the west and the keep (with a wall thickness of about three meters) was raised by one storey and provided with a conical roof. The Perschling moat around the castle was drained in the west, south and east.
In the course of history the castle has been conquered several times; among others in 1485 by the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus and in 1683 in the course of the Second Turkish Siege of Vienna .

Economy and Infrastructure

In 2001 there were 82 non-agricultural workplaces, agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey 207. The number of people in work at the place of residence was 1,575 according to the 2001 census. The employment rate in 2001 was 48.87 percent.


school and education

Former agricultural college at Dr.-Carl-Kupelwieser-Straße 20
  • Lower Austria state kindergarten
  • Pyhra Elementary School
  • Europe Middle School Pyhra
  • Pyhra Agricultural College
  • Perschlingtal Music School

Web links

Commons : Pyhra (Lower Austria)  - 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. Results of the local council election 2020 in Pyhra. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, January 26, 2020, accessed on February 25, 2020 .
  3. ^ Dehio Lower Austria south of the Danube. Part 2 MZ. Berger, Horn / Wien 2003, ISBN 3-85028-365-8 , pp. 2525f
  4. Parish Pyhra: Wald Castle ( Memento of the original from June 11, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ; accessed on June 1, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /