St. Agatha (Upper Austria)

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St. Agatha
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Coat of arms of St. Agatha
St. Agatha (Upper Austria) (Austria)
St. Agatha (Upper Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Upper Austria
Political District : Grieskirchen
License plate : GR
Surface: 31.79 km²
Coordinates : 48 ° 23 '  N , 13 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 23 '10 "  N , 13 ° 52' 44"  E
Height : 603  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,131 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 4084
Area code : 07277
Community code : 4 08 24
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kirchenplatz 1
4084 St. Agatha
Mayor : Manfred Mühlböck ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(25 members)
16 4th 
A total of 25 seats

Location of St. Agatha in the Grieskirchen district
Aistersheim Bad Schallerbach Eschenau im Hausruckkreis Gallspach Gaspoltshofen Geboltskirchen Grieskirchen Haag am Hausruck Heiligenberg Hofkirchen an der Trattnach Kallham Kematen am Innbach Meggenhofen Michaelnbach Natternbach Neukirchen am Walde Neumarkt im Hausruckkreis Peuerbach Pollham Pötting Pram Rottenbach St. Agatha St. Georgen bei Grieskirchen St. Thomas Schlüßlberg Steegen Taufkirchen an der Trattnach Tollet Waizenkirchen Wallern an der Trattnach Weibern Wendling OberösterreichLocation of the municipality of St. Agatha (Upper Austria) in the Grieskirchen district (clickable map)
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Taken from the observation tower on Mayrhoferberg
Taken from the observation tower on Mayrhoferberg
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria
Parish Church of St. Agatha
The Stefan Fadinger Museum in St. Agatha
The Stefan Fadinger linden tree

St. Agatha (also Sankt Agatha ) is a municipality in Upper Austria in the Grieskirchen district in the Hausruckviertel with 2131 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The community is located in the judicial district of Eferding .


St. Agatha is located at an altitude of 603 m in the Hausruckviertel. The extension is from north to south 7.0 km, from west to east 8.4 km. The total area is 31.8 km². 29.7% of the area is forested, 65.3% of the area is used for agriculture.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 40 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

The community consists of the cadastral communities Königsdorf and St. Agatha.

Neighboring communities


Originally located in the eastern part of the Duchy of Bavaria, the place belonged to the Duchy of Austria since the 12th century. Since 1490 it has been assigned to the Principality of Austria ob der Enns . In the Upper Austrian Peasants' War of 1626, Stefan Fadinger from St. Agatha played a leading role. During the Napoleonic Wars , the place was occupied several times. Since 1918 the place belongs to the federal state of Upper Austria. After the connection of Austria to the German Reich on 13 March 1938, the place to "Upper Danube" belonged. In 1945 Upper Austria was restored.

St. Agatha was part of the judicial district of Waizenkirchen until 1923 and was added to the judicial district of Peuerbach after its dissolution . At the same time, the community was detached from the Eferding district and part of the Grieskirchen district.

Population development

In 1991 the municipality had 2,079 inhabitants according to the census, in 2001 it had 2,121 inhabitants. The increase occurred despite the negative migration balance (-75), as the birth balance was larger (+117). This continued between 2001 and 2011, so that the population rose to 2,144 people in 2011.

Culture and sights

  • Parish Church of St. Agatha (Upper Austria) : Catholic
  • Rectory
  • Stefan Fadinger Museum : The museum is dedicated to Stephan Fadinger, the leader of the Upper Austrian Peasant War (1626). It is located in the new community center and opened in 2009.
  • Stefan Fadinger monument in front of the community center
  • Stefan-Fadinger-Linde: The summer linden tree is located next to a chapel at the Fadingerhof in Parz in the municipality of St. Agatha. The linden tree is registered as an Upper Austrian natural monument under number nd233.
  • Pyramid Etzinger Hügel: 13 meter high meditation pyramid, which also serves as a lookout point
  • Tabernacle shrine on the cairn


  • Peasant war game: In 1974 the "Stefan Fadinger Peasant Group St. Agatha" was founded. In 1976, an amateur play group from St. Agatha performed the peasant war game "So will God be gracious to us" (with the main character Stefan Fadinger) for the nationwide 350-year commemorations. In 1981, 1990, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2014 this performance was repeated in St. Agatha.


With the 2015 election, the 25-seat municipal council had the following distribution: 16 ÖVP, 5 FPÖ, 4 SPÖ.


  • 1989–2017 Franz Weissenböck (ÖVP)
  • Since 2017 Manfred Mühlböck (ÖVP)

coat of arms

Coat of arms st agatha.svg

Blazon : "In silver between four red, six-pointed stars in the corners, a red heart, from which three blue, one to two standing forget-me-not flowers with golden lugs grow on blue stalks ."
The community colors are blue-yellow-red.

The municipal coat of arms, awarded in 1976, shows a motif from the seal of the chief captain of the rebellious ob-der-ennsischen peasants against the Bavarian lien in 1626, Stefan Fadinger , who was resident in St. Agatha on the Fatting am Wald farm .


Sons and daughters of the church

  • Stefan Fadinger (≈1585–1626), peasant leader in the Upper Austrian Peasants' War in 1626
  • Christoph Zeller († 1626), peasant leader in the Upper Austrian Peasants' War in 1626
  • Ignaz Pilat (1820–1870), Austrian gardener, played a key role in designing Central Park in New York
  • Julius Löcker (1860–1945), politician ( German People's Party ) and lawyer
  • Johann Steinbock (1909–2004), Catholic priest, opponent of National Socialism, inmate for four years in the Dachau concentration camp
  • Franz Haslehner (1933–2019), politician (ÖVP)


Web links

Commons : Sankt Agatha  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The official spelling is specified or shown in the list of the municipalities of the Upper Austrian provincial government on the Internet and on Statistics Austria: A look at the municipality
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. ^ Statistics Austria, A look at the community of St. Agatha, population development. Retrieved April 13, 2019 .
  4. Stefan Fadinger is now watching in front of the new community center in Agatha Article by Martin Povacz in the "OÖ Nachrichten" of June 10, 2009
  5. 13 meter pyramid in St. Agatha opened on on May 4, 2015, accessed on October 27, 2017
  6. Mayor Franz Weissenböck announces resignation. In: www1.mein March 30, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017 .
  7. ^ Parish St. Agatha, parish council. Retrieved April 13, 2019 .
  8. ^ State of Upper Austria, history and geography, coat of arms. Retrieved April 13, 2019 .
  9. , accessed on June 23, 2020.