Raabs an der Thaya
Raabs an der Thaya
|coat of arms||Austria map|
|State :||Lower Austria|
|Political District :||Waidhofen an der Thaya|
|License plate :||WT|
|Residents :||2,635 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||20 inhabitants per km²|
|Postcodes :||3820, 3823|
|Area code :||02846|
|Community code :||3 22 16|
|Address of the
3820 Raabs an der Thaya
|Mayor :||Rudolf Mayer ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
|Location of Raabs an der Thaya in the Waidhofen an der Thaya district|
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Raabs an der Thaya is located in the northern Waldviertel in Lower Austria . Here the two source rivers of the Thaya, the German Thaya and the Moravian Thaya, unite . The area of the municipality covers 134.65 square kilometers. 27.6 percent of the area is forested.
The municipality includes the following 33 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Alberndorf (31)
- Eibenstein (49)
- Grossau (120)
- Koggendorf (29)
- Kollmitzdörfl (65)
- Liebnitz (46)
- Lindau (53)
- Luden (38)
- Modsiedl (97)
- Mostbach (54)
- Neuriegers (66)
- Nonndorf near Raabs (55)
- Oberndorf near Raabs (180)
- Oberndorf near Weikertschlag (72)
- Oberpfaffendorf (16)
- Pommersdorf (50)
- Primmersdorf (17)
- Raabs an der Thaya (823)
- Rabesreith (88)
- Reith (30)
- Rossa (91)
- Schaditz (51)
- Speisendorf (82)
- Suessenbach (45)
- Trabersdorf (15)
- Unterpertholz (68)
- Unterpfaffendorf (46)
- Weikertschlag on the Thaya (131)
- Wetzles (18)
- Wilhelmshof (0)
- Zabernreith (23)
- Zemmendorf (53)
- Ziernreith (33)
Písečné u Slavonic (CZ)
Županovice u Dešné (CZ)
|Dešná u Dačic (CZ)||Vratěnín (CZ)|
|Karlstein on the Thaya||Drosendorf-Zissersdorf|
The first Burgraves of Nuremberg (see also History of the City of Nuremberg ), the Lords and Counts of Raabs, came from Raabs an der Thaya . In June 1260 Queen Margarete handed the county of Raabs over to the Bohemian nobleman Wok von Rosenberg . Whose sons Heinrich and Witiko VI. On March 19, 1272, with a certificate made out in Rosenberg , gave the patronage rights of the Raabser Church to the Hohenfurt monastery founded by their father . On March 26, 1282 Heinrich von Rosenberg handed over the rule of Raab to the Austrian Duke Albrecht von Habsburg with a document issued in Vienna .
The Lower Austrian Provincial Exhibition 2009 was organized by Raabs together with the city of Horn and for the first time cross-border with a Czech city ( Telč ). The theme of the exhibition was Austria. Czech Republic. divided - separated - united . In the vicarage of Raabs, the so-called Lindenhof, the border and life on the border were the main focus. The city of Raabs had offered itself for the topic of the border because the Czech name for Austria is derived from it (see section "Place name").
Several sound shifts resulted in the castle name Rakoc from a personal name (ev. Ratgoz). In the Middle Ages, the Czechs referred to the county of Raabs, which stretched around 50 km from Raabs to Litschau, as Rakousko (which means "Raabser Land"). This name was later extended to the land behind Raabs . Today the Czechs refer to all of Austria as rakousko .
The municipal council has 21 members.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1990, the municipal council had the following distribution: 17 ÖVP and 6 SPÖ. (23 members)
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1995, the municipal council had the following distribution: 15 ÖVP, 4 SPÖ and 4 UFB.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2000, the municipal council had the following distribution: 16 ÖVP, 5 SPÖ and 2 UFB.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2005 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 17 ÖVP, 5 SPÖ and 1 UFB.
- With the municipal elections in Lower Austria in 2010 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 18 ÖVP and 5 SPÖ. (23 members)
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2015 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 15 ÖVP, 4 SPÖ and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2020 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 18 ÖVP and 3 SPÖ.
- 1995-2004 Othmar Knapp (ÖVP)
- since 2004 Rudolf Mayer (ÖVP)
Culture and sights
- Raabs an der Thaya Castle, to the west of it in Oberndorf near Raabs the Raabs an der Thaya parish church .
- The Eibenstein castle ruins and the Eibenstein parish church are located in the area of the Eibenstein cadastral community .
- The extensive ruins of Kollmitz Castle , the Bohemian Wall and the Klinger Mausoleum are located in the area of the Kollmitzdörfl cadastral community .
- In the area of the cadastral community of Liebnitz, the Romanesque castle church of the former Liebnitz Castle.
- The so-called Gaberkirche is located on the territory of the cadastral community of Luden as a remnant of Gaber Castle.
- The Schüttkasten is in the area of the Primmersdorf cadastral community .
- In the area of the cadastral community Weikertschlag an der Thaya , the former town hall houses the local history museum.
- In the area of the cadastral community of Oberndorf bei Raabs there is the ruins of the Gegberg castle .
In 2001 there were 121 non-agricultural workplaces, agricultural and forestry operations 328 according to the 1999 survey. According to the 2001 census, the number of people in employment at the place of residence was 1259. The 2001 employment rate was 42.26 percent.
- Street: Raabs is on the Thayatal Bundesstraße (B30), Landesstraße 52 and the L 8073.
- Rail: Until September 28, 1986, Raabs was connected to passenger traffic by the local railway from Göpfritz , freight traffic was only officially discontinued in 2001 (the Raabs station was served for the last time on September 27, 2000).
- Franz Nader (1865–1947), Austrian trade unionist, born in the Lindau district
- Josef Stangl (1911–1966), Austrian pastor and resistance fighter, who became pastor in Großau near Raabs an der Thaya on January 1, 1940 and was arrested by the Gestapo a short time later.
- Anna Demuth (1921-2020), politician ( SPÖ )
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Valentin Schmidt , Alois Picha: Document book of the city of Krummau in Böhmen. I. Volume. 1253-1419. Prague 1908, pp. 2-5.
- Gerhard Stenzel: From castle to castle in Austria. Kremayr and Scheriau, Vienna 1973, ISBN 3-218-00278-8 , p. 54.
- Result of the municipal council election 1995 in Raabs an der Thaya. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 30, 2000, accessed on April 27, 2020 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2000 in Raabs an der Thaya. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, February 4, 2005, accessed April 27, 2020 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2005 in Raabs an der Thaya. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 4, 2005, accessed on April 27, 2020 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2010 in Raabs an der Thaya. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, October 8, 2010, accessed on April 27, 2020 .
- Election result of the 2015 municipal council election in Raabs an der Thaya. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, December 1, 2015, accessed on April 27, 2020 .
- Results of the municipal council election 2020 in Raabs an der Thaya. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, January 26, 2020, accessed on January 26, 2020 .
- Entry on Liebnitz Castle at Lower Austria Burgen online - Institute for Reality Studies of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times, University of Salzburg