|coat of arms||Austria map|
|State :||Lower Austria|
|Political District :||Amstetten|
|License plate :||AT THE|
|Main town :||Rosenau am Sonntagberg|
|Residents :||3,805 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||208 inhabitants per km²|
|Postcodes :||3331, 3332, 3333, 3340|
|Area code :||07448|
|Community code :||3 05 33|
|UN / LOCODE||AT SOG|
|Address of the
3332 Rosenau am Sonntagberg
|Mayor :||Thomas Raidl ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
|Location of Sonntagberg in the Amstetten district|
Kirchenweiler Sonntagberg with the widely visible basilica
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Sonntagberg is a market town with 3805 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the district of Amstetten in Lower Austria and an important Catholic pilgrimage site . The main town of the community is not Sonntagberg, but Rosenau am Sonntagberg.
Sonntagberg is located in the Mostviertel in Lower Austria. 29.11 percent of the area of the market town is forested.
The municipal area comprises the following eight localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Baichberg (80) including Aichöd and Windberg
- Böhlerwerk (1024)
- Bruckbach (344) including Am Stocket and Kronstein
- Glice (168)
- Hilm (328)
- Rosenau am Sonntagberg (1175) including the Wedl settlement
- Rotte Wühr (198) including Luegerbichl and Wühr
- Sonntagberg (488) including doubles and Nöchling
The community consists of the cadastral communities Böhlerwerk and Sonntagberg.
|Biberbach||Kematen on the Ybbs||Allhartsberg|
|Waidhofen an der Ybbs (statute)|
In ancient times, the area was part of the Noricum province .
In 1872, the Böhler brothers bought the Bruckbachermühle from the Austrian Arms Factory. The independent municipality of Böhlerwerk (so named / created between 1872 and 1890) was merged with the municipality of Sonntagberg to form the large municipality of Sonntagberg.
According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 4,278 inhabitants. In 1991 the market town had 4,288 inhabitants, in 1981 4,419 and in 1971 4,696 inhabitants.
The municipal council has 23 members.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1990, the municipal council with 25 members had the following distribution: 18 SPÖ, 5 ÖVP, and 1 FFS (Free Forum Sonntagberg), and 1 other.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1995, the municipal council with 25 members had the following distribution: 15 SPÖ, 7 ÖVP, and 2 FFS (Free Forum Sonntagberg), and 1 KPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2000, the municipal council with 25 members had the following distribution: 16 SPÖ, 8 ÖVP, and 1 FFS.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2005 , the municipal council with 25 members had the following distribution: 16 SPÖ and 9 ÖVP.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2010 , the municipal council with 25 members had the following distribution: 12 SPÖ, 11 ÖVP, and 2 HUBER.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2015 , the municipal council with 23 members had the following distribution: 14 ÖVP, 8 SPÖ, and 1 HUBER.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2020 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 16 ÖVP and 7 SPÖ.
- 1945–1951 Leopold Weber (SPÖ)
- until 2006 Helmut Wahl (SPÖ)
- 2007-2010 Johann Eblinger (SPÖ)
- since 2010 Thomas Raidl (ÖVP)
In 2001 there were 115 non-agricultural workplaces and 84 agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey. According to the 2001 census, the number of people in employment at the place of residence was 1749. In 2001 the activity rate was 41.65 percent. On average in 2003 there were 28 unemployed people in town.
The largest employers in Sonntagberg are voestalpine precision strip (manufacturer of precision strip steel for the tool industry), Böhler Profil, TKM Austria (knives and saws) and Mondi Release Liner (plastic films).
Culture and sights
- Gleiß castle ruins
- The Sonntagberg basilica, which is of particular importance for the area, is the baroque pilgrimage church located on the 704 meter high Sonntagberg, which is visible from afar. In 1440, Abbot Benedikt I von Seitenstetten had a chapel dedicated to the Redeemer ( Salvator ) built in Gothic style next to the so-called character stone, which Christian legend associates with miraculous powers . A few years later - around 1448 - a Trinity chapel was added. In 1490 a late Gothic church was built here. In the years 1706–1732 Jakob Prandtauer and Joseph Munggenast built today's church. The high altar (1755) and pulpit (1757) are by Melchior Hefele , the altar sculptures (1752–1756) by Jakob Schletterer and the ceiling frescos by Daniel Gran (1738–1743). The organ, built by Franz Xaver Christoph († 1793) between 1774 and 1776, is one of the most important late baroque organs in Austria. The church is consecrated to the Most Holy Trinity, as is the Turkish Fountain Chapel, which reminds of the salvation from the Turks. The miraculous image venerated here from 1614, the so-called Sonntagberg mercy seat , goes back to medieval models. A very well-known representation of this species comes from Albrecht Dürer . From the 17th century the Sonntagberg was one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Austria, which led to the depiction of the mercy seat becoming widespread and one of the most common and best-known depictions of the Trinity, especially in Lower Austria. A specialty of this pilgrimage are the Sonntagberger Fraisensteine (oval tablets made of fired clay, provided with a relief-like depiction of the mercy seat), which were mainly issued in the 18th and 19th centuries and were considered medicinal. In 1964 the church was founded by Pope Paul VI. bestowed the title of papal minor basilica .
- Sonntagberg treasury
- Catholic parish church Böhlerwerk Holy Family
- Catholic monastery church Gleiß Sacred Heart of Jesus of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer
- Böhlerwerk outdoor swimming pool
- Sundayberg Military Museum: This private exhibition offers an overview of contemporary history from 1914 - 1945 - 2014 on 1500 m².
- Train: Rosenau, Sonntagberg and Böhlerwerk have stops at the Rudolfsbahn .
- Road: The federal road B121 runs through the municipality.
It is particularly noteworthy that this small market town had 2 clubs that actively play football until 2014. On the one hand the KSV Böhlerwerk, a former traditional club and on the other hand ATUS Rosenau, never got beyond the protection league.
Since FC Sonntagberg was founded in 2014, there has only been one football club in the community, which initially did not meet with approval from the entire community. FC Sonntagberg has so far not got beyond 4th place in the 2nd class Ybbstal.
The other sections of the two associations KSV Böhlerwerk and ATUS Rosenau are still active.
- Leopold Weber (1899–1951), locksmith and mayor from 1945 to 1951.
- Franz Überlacker: Sonntagberg. From the drawing stone to the basilica. Sonntagberg 1968.
- Erwin Wimmer: 1000 years of splendor. Gleiß 1973.
- Anton Pontesegger: Chronicle of the market town of Sonntagberg. Sonntagberg 1988.
- Erwin Wimmer: Devotional pictures from the Sonntagberg 1700–2000. Sonntagberg 2003.
- Hermann Maurer : "Sonntagbergsteine" from the Waldviertel - A contribution to the Schab and Fraisensteinen from Sonntagberg. Our home 78, 2007, p. 43ff.
- Site of the community of Sonntagberg
- 30533 - Sonntagberg. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- Entry on Sonntagberg in the database of the state's memory of the history of Lower Austria ( Museum Niederösterreich )
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- http://www.bohler-profil.com/de/44.php History (1872 to 2007; Bruckbachmühle, Böhler-Werke), voestalpine BÖHLER profile, accessed on April 25, 2019
- Result of the local council election 1995 in Sonntagberg. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 30, 2000, accessed on October 14, 2019 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2000 in Sonntagberg. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, February 4, 2005, accessed on October 14, 2019 .
- Election result of the local council election 2005 in Sonntagberg. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 4, 2005, accessed on October 14, 2019 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2010 in Sonntagberg. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, October 8, 2010, accessed on October 14, 2019 .
- Election result of the 2015 municipal council election in Sonntagberg. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, December 1, 2015, accessed on October 14, 2019 .
- Results of the municipal council election 2020 in Sonntagberg. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, January 26, 2020, accessed on March 1, 2020 .
- Military Museum Sonntagberg