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Vornholz ( cadastral community )
Historic coat of arms from Vornholz
Template: Infobox community part in Austria / maintenance / coat of arms
Vornholz (Austria)
Red pog.svg
Basic data
Pole. District , state Hartberg-Fürstenfeld  (HF) district, Styria
Judicial district Fürstenfeld
Pole. local community Vorau   ( KG  Vornholz)
Coordinates 47 ° 23 '47 "  N , 15 ° 49' 36"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 23 '47 "  N , 15 ° 49' 36"  Ef1
Building status 210 (2001 f1)
surface 18.87 km²
Official website
Statistical identification
Locality code 15233
Counting district / district Vornholz (62278 001)
Location of the former community in the Hartberg-Fürstenfeld district
Independent municipality 1850-2014,

Part of Vorau since January 1, 2015
Source: STAT : Ortverzeichnis ; BEV : GEONAM ; GIS-Stmk


Vornholz is a locality and in the area of ​​the cadastral municipality of the same name . The former municipality has 687 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) and is located in northeast Styria in Austria in the judicial district of Fürstenfeld and in the political district of Hartberg-Fürstenfeld . Since January 1, 2015, it has been merged with the communities of Vorau , Puchegg , Schachen bei Vorau and Riegersberg as part of the Styrian community structure reform , the new community continues the name "Vorau".



The community consisted of a single cadastral community or town of the same name. Districts are Dörfl, Eben, Holzbauern, Im Berg and Reiherbach as well as several individual layers.


Municipal council

The last municipal council consisted of nine members; since the municipal council election in 2010 , all mandates have been assigned to the ÖVP .


The last mayor was Josef Glatz.

coat of arms

Blazon :

"Split by silver and green in the front field ten blue flax flowers with green leafy stalks in four rows (3: 2: 3: 2), in the rear field two silver branch posts."

The flax blossoms express that Vornholz was a community with flax cultivation and linen production, the branch posts the timber trunk. The flax blossoms in front of the wood give the municipality name Vornholz in a pictorial representation.


Honorary citizen

  • 1923: Prosper Berger (1876–1953), Augustinian canon, provost of Vorau Abbey 1920–1953
  • 1963: Gilbert Prenner (1914–1996), Augustinian canon, provost of Vorau Abbey 1953–1970
  • 1999: Rupert Kroisleitner (* 1939), Augustinian canon, provost of the Vorau Abbey 1970–2000

Web links

Commons : Vornholz  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. Announcement of the Styrian state government of November 21, 2013 on the union of the market community Vorau and the communities Puchegg, Riegersberg, Schachen bei Vorau and Vornholz, all political district Hartberg-Fürstenfeld. Styrian Provincial Law Gazette of December 6, 2013. No. 150, 35th issue. ZDB ID 705127-x . P. 681.
  3. Ferdinand Hutz: Vorau Abbey in the 20th Century , Vol. 1 (Vorau 2004), p. 31.
  4. Ferdinand Hutz: Vorau Abbey in the 20th Century , Vol. 1 (Vorau 2004), p. 42.
  5. Ferdinand Hutz: Vorau Abbey in the 20th Century , Vol. 1 (Vorau 2004), p. 196.