|coat of arms||Austria map|
|State :||Lower Austria|
|Political District :||to bathe|
|License plate :||BN|
|Residents :||18,758 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||644 inhabitants per km²|
|Postcodes :||2512, 2513, 2514|
|Area code :||02252|
|Community code :||3 06 39|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Andreas Babler ( SPÖ )|
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
|Location of Traiskirchen in the Baden district|
The town hall of Traiskirchen
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Traiskirchen is a municipality in the Baden district in the state of Lower Austria, about 20 km south of Vienna . With 18,758 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) it is one of the most populous in the district.
The city is known for viticulture and numerous wine taverns. The numerous vineyards on the slopes of the Anninger, where the coat of arms of Traiskirchen, the Urbanus chapel, are also part of a special local recreation area. Traiskirchen can also be described as a social city that offers a high social standard for all generations. Traiskirchen has a high birth rate and offers a very well developed network of childcare places and educational institutions.
After the closure of the Semperit tire production, many new and innovative commercial enterprises have settled in the city area. There are now two business parks in the city: The Traiskirchen business park has been created on the former Semperit site and is home to 66 companies with almost 700 employees. The second business park is in Oeynhausen.
Location and Agriculture
Traiskirchen belongs to the Baden district and is therefore located in the industrial district of Lower Austria. The area of the municipality covers 29.11 square kilometers. The place is 200 meters above sea level and on the western edge of the Vienna Basin on the Thermenlinie. The city is surrounded by the Anninger (675 m) and the Eichkogel (367 m), where there are numerous vineyards. The townscape is characterized, among other things, by several green areas.
The municipality includes the following five localities (in square brackets the number of inhabitants as of June 30, 2015 according to the municipality of Traiskirchen, in round brackets the number of inhabitants as of October 31, 2011 and then the number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2020):
- Möllersdorf  (4033) 4613 Ew.
- Oeynhausen  (1092) 1157 Ew.
- Traiskirchen  (6238) 6534 Ew.
- Tribuswinkel  (3439) 3460 Ew.
- Wienersdorf  (2927) 2994 Ew.
These five districts also form the five cadastral parishes of Traiskirchen.
Rivers and rivers
- The Schwechat rises on the Schöpfl in the Vienna Woods and flows into the Danube .
- The Mühlbach is derived from the Schwechat in the Helenental through Baden.
- The Wiener Neustädter Canal , which formerly extended to Vienna, now flows into the Mödlingbach , which also flows into the Schwechat.
- The Hörm (also Hörmbach) rises in Bad Vöslau and flows into the Schwechat in the municipality.
In the year 15 BC The Romans took over a large part of what is now Austria, including Traiskirchen. They called the kingdom Noricum. 21 years later the province divided. Thus Pannonia arose in the east of Austria, and the kingdom of Noricum remained in the south. Due to the popularity of the city of Aquis (Baden), numerous buildings made of bricks were built in the vicinity of the city.
The persecution of Christians in 303 under Diocletian shook the Roman Empire and weakened the Christians. In 488 the Romans left the kingdom of Noricum and Pannonia.
In the early 14th century, Traiskirchen was granted market rights, and since then a weekly market has been held every Monday morning. The so-called "market book" was the best way to report the way of life and the administration of the city. This contained a financial statement of the market community, records of the council meetings, minutes of the resolutions of the "Banthädung", an irregular meeting of all citizens of the market community under the chairmanship of the "Vice-Dombs", an official of the landlord.
Time of the Turkish War
In the summer of 1683, the Turks devastated Traiskirchen, Wienersdorf, Tribuswinkel and Möllersdorf on their way to Vienna. The parishes and many houses in Traiskirchen burned down. After the enemies had withdrawn, reconstruction was started with combined forces. At that time it was unthinkable to practice agriculture and livestock. When the plague broke out in 1713, 58 people died of the disease in Traiskirchen. In memory of the deceased, a plague column was erected, which still adorns the main square today.
Time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy
In October 1900, the construction of an Austro-Hungarian artillery cadet school was started on a 19 hectare property in Traiskirchen , which in 1907 replaced the previous artillery cadet school in the Vienna Arsenal . The overall plan for Traiskirchen provided for around 20 masonry objects. The facility was completed on October 14, 1903. The aim of the lesson was, in four years, a scientific training equivalent to the secondary school, a military education, which enables the graduate to join the Austro-Hungarian artillery as a cadet and to attend the higher military training institutes as an officer. In 1916 the cadet school was converted into an artillery academy. This was dissolved at the end of the war and later converted into a state, civilian school.
Time of the Second World War
In 1938 the German government threatened to invade Austria. On March 13, 1938, Adolf Hitler gave the order to invade his home country Austria. A military counter-attack seemed pointless. In Traiskirchen and in many other cities, there was a mayor and municipal council election for the second time this year. In 1944 the German Wehrmacht confiscated 65% of the domestic wine harvest. The remaining 35% of the wine was allowed to stay in the district area.
On April 3, 1945, the Soviet troops liberated Traiskirchen. At that time, some schools were able to start operating again and factories to start working again. In 1947 the winter was so cold that there was a lack of electricity and the energy supply deteriorated. There was great need and hunger in the cities. Grocery cards were required. In 1949 the economic situation improved increasingly. Apartments were expanded, war damage repaired and food could be bought freely. In the fall of 1955, the urban area was vacant.
In 1985 Fritz Knotzer was sworn in as mayor. Until his resignation in 2014, he was the longest-serving mayor of Lower Austria.
Traiskirchen was the site of the Semperit - tire plants . The company was sold to Continental AG in 1985 . In 1994, the research and development department was relocated to the corporate headquarters in Hanover , in 1996 car tire production was reduced despite intervention by the federal government and finally discontinued in 2002.
Around 1540 Traiskirchen was called Darskirch. This could be seen in an old map of Lower Austria.
- 1867 to 1886: Josef Freschner
- 1886 to 1890: Karl Luyderer
- 1890 to 1899: Michael Buchberger
- 1899 to 1904: Karl Theuer
- 1904 to 1919: Johann Foissner
- 1919 to 1934: Johann Schuster
- 1934 to 1938: Josef Ferschner
- 1938 to 1945: Josef Mikulovszky
- 1945 to 1960: Johann Schuster
- 1960 to 1972: Alois Jirovetz
- 1972 to 1985: Josef Musser
- 1985 to 2014: Friedrich Knotzer
- since 2014: Andreas Babler
- The wine festival in the city park
- Fire brigade festival
- Medieval Christmas market
- Easter market
- Unplugged in the park
- Krabbelstube Traiskirchen Stadtpark
- Krabbelstube Schloss Tribuswinkel
- Kindergarten Möllersdorf Pestalozzi-Gasse
- Kindergarten Möllesdorf Schlössl
- Kindergarten Traiskirchen Bärenhöhle
- Kindergarten Traiskirchen Biberburg
- Kindergarten Traiskirchen Alfons Petzold
- Kindergarten Tribuswinkel Castle
- Kindergarten Tribuswinkel Badner Strasse
- Kindergarten Wienersdorf
- Oeynhausen parish kindergarten
- New Sport Middle School Traiskirchen
- Traiskirchen primary school
- General special school in Traiskirchen
- Elementary school Möllersdorf
- Tribuswinkel elementary school
Adult education centers
- The BiZent Stadt Traiskirchen has existed since May 2009 and is a largely independent educational institution of the municipality of Traiskirchen.
The city is home to the Security Executive's Education Center (BZS) Traiskirchen of the Security Academy .
- Sene Cura Social Center
- Retirement home of the municipality of Traiskirchen
- food on wheels
- The good shop
Culture and sights
Traiskirchen has the oldest public observatory in Lower Austria (since 1967), the Franz Kroller Observatory . In 1994 the municipality of Traiskirchen awarded the observatory the culture prize. It is located in the middle of the city center on the roof of the city halls and can be reached through the entrance in Bräuhausgasse. With the generous support of the municipality of Traiskirchen, new telescopes were purchased for the anniversary year 2017.
- Stadtmuseum Traiskirchen : The city museum is located in the listed building of the Möllersdorf branch of the former Vöslauer worsted yarn factory . The museum shows, among other things, faithfully replicated shops, including bakery, cobbler, grocer, carpentry, photographer, hairdresser, tailor, engraver, watchmaker and tobacco shop. They give a vivid impression of the living conditions before the middle of the last century.
- Vienna Tramway Museum Museum Depot Traiskirchen
There are several churches, two of which are in Traiskirchen on the B17:
- Parish Church of St. Margareta : Fortified complex. Church, rectory and the former cemetery are surrounded by a wide moat (drained), over which a stone bridge leads to the gate tower.
- Filial church of St. Nikolaus: The square church, made in a simple construction, rises free-standing on the market square and is oriented towards the east. As a document attests, the church already existed around the year 1400.
- The Evangelical Church, built in 1913 in Art Nouveau style, is at the intersection of Otto-Glöckel-Strasse and Karl-Theuer-Strasse.
- The parish church of St. Wolfgang is located in the Tribuswinkel district, it is located in the middle of the village on the main road, free-standing on a terrace, surrounded by linden trees and facing west.
- The parish church Möllersdorf , on the south side at Franz-Broschek-Platz, was built in 1967/1968 according to the plans of the architect Carl Auböck .
- The branch church of St. Laurentius in Oeynhausen is also on the B17, it belongs to the Oberwaltersdorf parish.
- The Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions club plays in the first Austrian basketball league .
- The base and softball club Traiskirchen Grasshoppers with its own baseball field at the sports and leisure center in Traiskirchen.
- The football club FCM Traiskirchen has been playing in the Regionalliga Ost, the third highest performance level, since 2016.
- The RuckTchouk Traiskirchen club is the first Austrian Tchoukball club and has won the European Winners Cup four times in a row since 2013 (see Champions League ).
- Sportunion Traiskirchen
- The tennis club "TC Traiskirchen" with 6 free courts plays in the Lower Austria Southeast league and in 2017 was champion in the general division with 2 of 3 teams.
- The Traiskirchner Ice and Roller Sports Club (TER)
Free time activities
- aqua splash
- Artificial ice rink Traiskirchen
- Comet Youth Center
- sport Center
- Music clubs
- Biking and hiking trails
- Joseph Fendi, the father of the painter Peter Fendi came from Traiskirchen
- Josef Ferschner (1892–1968), mayor and vice mayor
- Hans Seischab (1898–1965), professor of business administration
- Hellmuth Swietelsky (1905–1995), building contractor
- Franz Kroller (1923–2000), director of the Graz University Library
- Otto Vogl (* 1927), chemist
- Karl Drexler (1894–1981), fire department official
- Harald Neudorfer (* 1962), Professor of Drive Technology
- Franz Schlögl and Rudolf Biegler: Die Stadt Traiskirchen 2007 . Ed .: City of Traiskirchen.
- Data from the municipality of Traiskirchen
- Statistics Austria, register census from October 31, 2011
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Traiskirchen Festschrift in memory of the town elevation on June 30, 1927 . S. 41 .
- Traiskirchen Festschrift in memory of the town elevation on June 30, 1927 . S. 57 .
- Traiskirchen Festschrift in memory of the town elevation on June 30, 1927 . S. 59 .
- Little Chronicle. (...) The inauguration of the artillery cadet school in Traiskirchen. In: Neue Freie Presse , Abendblatt, No. 14056/1903, October 14, 1903, p. 1, bottom left. (Online at ANNO ). .
- Traiskirchen Festschrift in memory of the town elevation on June 30, 1927 . S. 125-127 .
- Traiskirchen Festschrift in memory of the town elevation on June 30, 1927 . S. 94-100 .
- Gerhart Bruckmann, Sonja Dünnebeil, Leopoldine Götz, Reinhard Götz, Fritz Knotzer, Karin Weber Rector: Traiskirchen A journey through time through 500 years .
- Traiskirchen Festschrift in memory of the town elevation on June 30, 1927 . S. 234 .