Stupava (Slovakia)

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Stupava (Slovakia)
Basic data
State : Slovakia
Kraj : Bratislavský kraj
Okres : Malacky
Region : Bratislava
Area : 67.495 km²
Residents : 12,108 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 179 inhabitants per km²
Height : 182  m nm
Postal code : 900 31
Telephone code : + 421-2
Geographic location : 48 ° 16 '  N , 17 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 16 '16 "  N , 17 ° 1' 54"  E
License plate : MA
Kód obce : 508233
Community type : city
Urban area structure: 2 districts
Administration (as of November 2018)
Mayor : Peter Novisedlák
Address: Mestský úrad Stupava
Hlavná 1
90031 Stupava
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Stupava (German Stampfen , Hungarian Stomfa ) is a city in southwest Slovakia . It is located on the western foothills of the Little Carpathians north of the city of Bratislava .

View of the main street

It was first mentioned in 1269 as Ztumpa and is now divided into the official parts of Mást (German Maasst , Hungarian Mászt ; incorporated in 1953 - further subdivided into Mást I , Mást II and Mást III ) and Stupava (subdivided into Stupava , Bystrická hora and Hrubé lúky ).

However, the area was already settled in the Neolithic Age. The Germanic peoples followed the Celts. At the time of the Romans there was also an advanced guard post in the local area. Many of the archaeological finds in the Germanic settlements of the regions show a lively exchange with the Roman Empire.

From the late Middle Ages until well into the Turkish era, the region was mostly populated by Germans. Due to the chaos of war, many Slovaks and Croats immigrated. In 1880 (census) the city still had 27.1% German residents, in 1930 (census) it had 2.6%. In 1945/46 this remaining German population was also expelled to Austria and Germany by the ČSR government Beneš .


  • Stampfen Castle , Renaissance building from the 17th century on the foundations of an older moated castle, today a retirement home
  • Catholic church in baroque style from the 1st half of the 17th century
  • stone pillory (1766) in front of the church
  • Baroque Calvary Chapel from the beginning of the 18th century
  • Synagogue from 1803
  • Castle Pajštún (German Ballenstein ), first mentioned in 1273, only as a protective castle on the north-western border of the Kingdom of Hungary , in ruins since the 19th century lies in the municipality of Stupava
Panorama - main square Námestie sv. Trojice with the baroque church in the middle and the castle on the left


In Stupava there is a substation with a supply of 380 kV for the two nuclear power plants Mochovce and Bohunice .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Kristián Elschek, Stefan Groh u. Eva Kolníkova, A new Germanic settlement and Roman-Germanic rural settlement of Stupava-Mást (western Slovakia). Preliminary report, in: SLOVENSKÁ ARCHEOLÓGIA LXIII - 1 (Nitra 2015), p. 109.
  2. Environment umbrella organization uncovered huge scandal: Austria should become a nuclear power hub! on OTS March 3, 2007, accessed February 25, 2010.

Web links

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