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Wagna (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Styria
Political District : Leibnitz
License plate : LB
Surface: 13.02 km²
Coordinates : 46 ° 46 '  N , 15 ° 33'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 46 '5 "  N , 15 ° 33' 30"  E
Height : 266  m above sea level A.
Residents : 6,196 (January 1, 2020)
Postcodes : 8435, 8430
Area code : 03452
Community code : 6 10 45
Address of the
municipal administration:
Marktplatz 4
8435 Wagna
Website: www.wagna.at
Mayor : Peter Stradner ( SPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(25 members)
18th 4th 
A total of 25 seats
Location of Wagna in the Leibnitz district
Allerheiligen bei Wildon Arnfels Ehrenhausen an der Weinstraße Empersdorf Gabersdorf Gamlitz Gleinstätten Gralla Großklein Heiligenkreuz am Waasen Heimschuh Hengsberg Kitzeck im Sausal Lang Lebring-Sankt Margarethen Leibnitz Leutschach an der Weinstraße Oberhaag Ragnitz Sankt Andrä-Höch Sankt Georgen an der Stiefing Sankt Johann im Saggautal Sankt Nikolai im Sausal Sankt Veit in der Südsteiermark Schwarzautal Straß in Steiermark Tillmitsch Wagna Wildon SteiermarkLocation of the municipality Wagna in the Leibnitz district (clickable map)
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Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria


Retzhof Castle

Wagna is a market town with 6196 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Leibnitz district in the Austrian state of Styria .


Community structure

The municipality of Wagna is made up of four cadastral communities (area 2015) and towns of the same name (residents as of January 1, 2020):

Cadastral communities Localities
  • Aflenz (233.78 ha )
  • Hasendorf (253.31 ha)
  • Guide ring (396.61 ha)
  • Wagna (417.55 ha)

Other districts are as villages: Kleinwagna, Neuleitring, Neuwagna.


The municipality of Wagna was created on January 1st, 1952 by amalgamating the previously independent municipalities of Aflenz an der Sulm, Hasendorf an der Mur, Leitring and Wagna.

Neighboring communities

Leibnitz Neighboring communities Gabersdorf
Gamlitz Straß in Steiermark , Ehrenhausen


A bridge crossing over the Mur near Landscha has existed since the Hallstatt period (800–600 BC)

In the area populated by Celts, around 15 BC Founded a Roman settlement, which was elevated to a city in 70 AD. The name Flavia Solva contains the name of the city's founder Flavius and the name of the Sulm river - "Solva". Flavia Solva was one of 11 Roman settlements in Austria with city rights and the only one in today's Styria. About 170 n. Chr. Flavia Solva was in Marcomannic war pillaged, then rebuilt and finally in the 5th century in the wake of the Great Migration totally destroyed.

The name Wagna is first found in documents from the 13th century as "Wagnach" = settlement at the river crossing. This should have been located near today's Sulmbrücke. In the 16th century, a noble seat was built on the Aflenzer Sulmbrücke, from which the "Wagna" rule developed. The village of Wagna was under the rule of Seckau and had 196 inhabitants in 1822. In 1848 the manors were dissolved and the political municipality of Wagna was established.

In the First World War one was camp for war refugees and ausgesiedelte civilians . In August 1915 families from Friuli were brought to the camp, which in November 1915 had 21,286 refugees. Almost 3,000 people died in the camp of cholera, typhus and typhus. A separate Italian cemetery was established. After the collapse of the monarchy, this refugee camp became the Wagna settlement.

During the Second World War , a sub-camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp existed in the Aflenz cadastral community from February 1944 to April 1945 . The warehouse served for the underground relocation of the aircraft engine production of Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG from Graz to Aflenz. A total of 920 prisoners were deployed in the Roman limestone quarry for tunnel construction and production.

On October 1, 1984 Wagna was raised to a market town.

Population development

Culture and sights


The interior of the parish church



Economy and Infrastructure

Wagna State Hospital

In the area of ​​the former Roman settlement of Flavia Solva, a barrack hospital was built in the 19th century. This was completely destroyed in World War I and rebuilt by the Red Cross in the following years.

In 1936 the Red Cross handed the hospital over to the State of Styria. At that time, it had four departments (surgical, medical, infection and childbirth department with around 100 beds). At the end of the 1950s, the planning and construction of today's hospital began.

Today the hospital is in the middle of a large park and has been a standard hospital of the Styrian Hospital Society since 1986.



Mayor is Peter Stradner (SPÖ).

The community board also includes the first vice mayor Johann Ritter (SPÖ), the second vice mayor Ferdinand Weber (ÖVP), the community treasurer Heinz Pieberl (SPÖ) and board member Karlheinz Stohmeier (SPÖ).

Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 25 members. According to the result of the 2015 municipal council election , it is composed as follows:

Tourism association

Together with Leibnitz, the community forms the tourism association “Die Beste Lagen.Südsteiermark”. Its seat is in Leibnitz.

City friendship pact since 1969

coat of arms

Wagna Wappen.png

The coat of arms of the market town of Wagna shows a key, ears of corn and two hands reaching out. The motif comes from a Roman coin and says “that friendship is the key to harvest”.



Web links

Commons : Wagna  - 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. ^ Styria, Unzmarkt-Frauenburg, Wettmannstätten, 509 Wagna . In: Austrian official calendar online . Jusline Österreich GmbH (publishing house Austria), Vienna 2002–.
  3. Statistics Austria: dissolutions or associations of municipalities from 1945
  4. ^ Article in the Salzburger Nachrichten of July 2, 2008
  5. Statistics Austria: dissolutions or associations of municipalities from 1945
  6. a b community Wagna: Parish Council ( Memento of the original May 10, 2015 Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link is automatically inserted and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 16, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.wagna.at
  7. Wagna municipality: Fraktionen ( Memento of the original from July 4, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 16, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.wagna.at
  8. ^ Grazer Zeitung , Official Gazette for Styria. December 30, 2014, 210th year, 52nd piece. No. 301. ZDB -ID 1291268-2 p. 624.