Weikertschlag on the Thaya

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Weikertschlag an der Thaya ( village )
cadastral community Weikertschlag
Weikertschlag an der Thaya (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Waidhofen an der Thaya  (WT), Lower Austria
Judicial district Waidhofen an der Thaya
Pole. local community Raabs an der Thaya
Coordinates 48 ° 54 ′ 44 "  N , 15 ° 28 ′ 30"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 54 ′ 44 "  N , 15 ° 28 ′ 30"  Ef1
height 434  m above sea level A.
Residents of the village 131 (January 1, 2020)
Building status 126 (2001)
Area  d. KG 4.58 km²
Post Code 3823f1
Statistical identification
Locality code 06492
Cadastral parish number 21059
Counting district / district Weikertschlag ad Thaya (32 216 070)
Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; NÖGIS


The former town hall of Weikertschlag an der Thaya

Weikertschlag an der Thaya is a cadastral community of Raabs an der Thaya in the Waidhofen an der Thaya district in Lower Austria . The place is located directly on the Moravian Thaya in the northern Waldviertel , near the border with the Czech Republic / the Czech Republic. Immediately thereafter is Oberndorf near Weikertschlag, also a cadastral community of Raabs.


According to documents , Weikertschlag was likely to have emerged as a settlement in today's sense with a castle and church in the first half of the 12th century. Finds, however, already indicate a prehistoric settlement of the local area and surroundings. Heinrich I von Zöbing- Kuenring , who was Ministeriale of the Counts of Pernegg at the time, probably founded a new seat in the county of Pernegg on the Moravian Thaya , which he named "Wichards-slage" after either his father-in-law or his son . Ulrich von Pernegg is also likely to have built up the church organization in the county on behalf of the Bishop of Passau . In 1153 he founded a men's monastery in Geras and a women's monastery in Pernegg .

The Weikertschlag parish already existed when the monasteries were equipped in 1153 , as a document from 1188 shows. On June 19, 1178 the first Weikertschläger, Albero de Wichardslage with his brother Wichard ("et Uvichardus frater eius") is mentioned in a document. In this document, Albero and Wichard and sixteen other witnesses testified that Duke Leopold V, as Vogt, had settled a dispute between the monasteries of Heiligenkreuz and Melk . After the death of Wichard I's younger son and only heir (the older son Heinrich died in 1230), Wichard II. 1232 in Vienna, his possessions fell to the sovereign, the Babenberg Friedrich II . After the Babenbergs died out in 1246, Ottokar von Böhmen was called into the country by the Austrian nobles . He is likely to have taken possession of Weikertschlag Castle - in any case, he requested it back from Rudolf von Habsburg after the Imperial War in 1276, which the latter refused. In 1327 the Wallseer Weikertschlag, who came into the country with the Habsburgs , in 1379 appears to be burgrave Peter Hylprant with his son Hansel, in 1383 the festivals and market of Weikertschlag belong to the Pillungers of Gilgenberg. After the death of Duke Albrecht III. In 1395 conditions were unstable in Lower Austria, Bohemia and Moravia. There are extensive raids. Rebellious knights also settled in Weikertschlag Castle (on the one hand, the aristocratic families Sternberg , Neuhaus and Kunstadt , on the other, Rosenbergs are mentioned ). Between 1399 and 1402 the castle was probably besieged and destroyed by the troops of the dukes Albrecht and Wilhelm. It was not rebuilt afterwards and in 1633 was only described as a "desolate castle stable", which serves as a quarry for the population.

Architecture and landmarks

  • The castle ruins
  • The parish church of St. Stefan with Karner
  • The town hall in its current form was built in 1932 according to plans by the master builder and architect Franz Vogler from Raabs an der Thaya - the Dehio calls it Emmerich Siegris .


  • Andreas von Meiller , Regesta on the history of the Margraves and Dukes of Austria from the House of Babenberg , Vienna 1850
  • 1178–1978 800 years of Weikertschlag , published by the committee for the Weikertschlag 800 year celebration, 1978
  • Mag.Erich Kerschbaumer (editor and publisher; in collaboration with the Lower Austrian Museum for Prehistory in Asparn / Zaya and the municipality of Raabs), archeology thayaland - known and unknown about Raabs , Raabs 2009

Web links

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