Werner Königshofer

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Werner Königshofer , until March 29, 1999 Franz Werner Königshofer (born July 9, 1953 in Innsbruck ) is an Austrian politician (non-party, formerly FPÖ ) and financial advisor. Königshofer was a member of the Federal Council from 1994 to 1999 and a member of the Austrian National Council from 2008 to 2011 . In 2011 he was expelled from the FPÖ.

education and profession

Königshofer attended elementary and secondary school in Innsbruck from 1959 to 1967 and then graduated from the music-pedagogical grammar school, which he graduated with the Matura in 1972. Königshofer did military service between 1972 and 1973 . He then studied history and German from 1973 to 1979 and law from 1979 to 1982, both at the University of Innsbruck . Königshofer completed both studies with a doctorate.

After his legal internship at the Innsbruck Higher Regional Court in 1983, Königshofer was a consultant in the credit department of Creditanstalt-Bankverein Wien until 1985. He then moved to the Erste Österreichische Sparkasse Innsbruck as an account manager , where he worked between 1986 and 1988.

Between 1988 and 1996, Königshofer was Head of Marketing and Sales at Raiffeisen-Zentralkasse Tirol. He has been a freelance financial advisor since 1996.


In 1971 Königshofer joined the National Democratic Party (NDP) , and in 1977 he became its second regional spokesman for “Alto Adige”. In 1975 he became a member of the Ring of Freedom Students (RFS) and was a member of the FPÖ from 1987 to 2011. Between 1992 and 1994 he was a councilor in Wattens and a member of the council. Between April 5, 1994 and March 29, 1999 he represented Tyrol and the FPÖ in the Federal Council. Königshofer stood on the Tyrolean provincial list in the 2008 National Council election . He was sworn in as a member of parliament on October 28, 2008 and accepted his mandate on the Tyrolean state list. Königshofer was area spokesman for ethnic groups of the FPÖ parliamentary club.

Königshofer was in his student days a member of the German national , beating fraternity Brixia in Innsbruck.

In March 2010, his verbal attack on Cardinal Christoph Schönborn , who had previously criticized the FPÖ politician Barbara Rosenkranz , caused a stir: Königshofer said that Schönborn should better take care of the "warm brothers", monasteries and child molesters ". Previously, in January 2010, Königshofer had already referred to the Tyrolean state parliament member Gebi Mair as a "state fagot". In mid-2011 it became known that Königshofer was actively maintaining friendships with some self-confessed National Socialists on the social online network Facebook and, in his comments, set off the terrorist attacks in Norway with the deadline regulation and Islamist-motivated violent crimes. He described press reports about it as the " Nazi block warden manner " of the "left-wing system press ". His own website, which is registered under the domain name “koenigstiger.at”, which, according to his statements, has no relation to the Wehrmacht's “Königstiger” tank , he temporarily took offline in July 2011 after reports about the content . 28 July 2011 Königshofer was approved by the party leadership for "party-destructive behavior" of the party and the parliamentary group of the FPÖ excluded .

On 21 September 2011, the National Council lifted Königshofer's immunity on suspicion of defamation or hatred . He himself had not attended plenary sessions since the summer break due to illness because he was suffering from the effects of diabetes . On October 12, 2011, Königshofer announced in writing that he would resign from his mandate on October 15 for health reasons.

Relationship to right-wing extremism

In 1971 Königshofer joined the National Democratic Party (NDP) . Königshofer justified his membership in the party, which was banned in 1988 because of National Socialist re- activity, by saying that he only "stumbled into" the NDP as a 17-year-old and was then a card file.

In February 2011, right-wing extremist text with the title “Tirol oder Türol” was found on Königshofer's website, and political opponents demanded the resignation of the member of the National Council. In this context, Königshofer was sentenced to a fine by the Innsbruck Regional Court in June 2014 for incitement to hatred. He had been accused of using the above-mentioned scripture with attacks on Muslims on his website to belittle ethnic-religious groups.

In March 2011 it became known that Königshofer was supplying the right-wing extremist internet platform Alpen-Donau.info with materials. Shortly afterwards the website was taken offline. In June 2011, the Vienna Commercial Court established that the relevant file was "forwarded to persons responsible for the website www.alpen-donau.info" by Königshofer "between January 28, 2011 and its publication . January 2011. ”Thus the court saw the contact between Königshofer and the neo-Nazi platform as proven. In February 2012 Königshofer was sentenced to a fine by the Innsbruck Regional Court for defamation in this context. He had accused the Linz data forensic scientist and detective Uwe Sailer to have emailed the said file to Alpen-Donau.info on his behalf.


Königshofer has three children.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b DÖW (Ed.): Handbook of Austrian Right-Wing Extremism , p. 491, 2nd edition, Vienna 1996
  2. ^ FPÖ-Tirol: Member of the regional party executive committee NAbg. GDR. Werner Königshofer  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed July 28, 2011@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.fpoe-tirol.at  
  3. Der Standard : Schlagender neue Böhmdorfer speaker , January 12, 2002
  4. ^ ORF: Outrage over the Königshofer derailment , March 9, 2010
  5. ^ ORF Tirol Politics: "Landtag Fagot": Mair refrains from complaint, January 13th 2010
  6. Der Standard : Whirling around the Facebook page of Werner Königshofer , July 26, 2011
  7. Der Standard : FP-Königshofer puts deadline solution in relation to Norway massacre , July 27, 2011
  8. Der Standard : FPÖ politician Königshofer took website offline , July 21, 2011
  9. Der Standard : Strache excludes Königshofer from the FPÖ , July 28, 2011
  10. ^ National Council delivers Scheibner and Königshofer from Die Presse, September 21, 2011
  11. ^ After FP expulsion: Königshofer resigns , Kurier, December 5, 2011 (accessed on December 5, 2013)
  12. Die Presse : Strache's Freedom Party on the right , January 22, 2009
  13. tt.com ( Memento of the original from December 25, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Again excitement about Königshofer, July 21, 2009 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.tt.com
  14. Der Standard : Reds accuse blue of "Nazi diction" , 23 February 2011
  15. Werner Königshofer convicted of hate speech. In: kurier.at. June 20, 2014, accessed December 25, 2017 .
  16. ^ Der Standard : Post to Neo-Nazis: FP politicians under suspicion , March 8, 2011
  17. ^ ORF: Neo-Nazi Küssel arrested in Vienna
  18. Der Standard : Follow-up to Post to Neo-Nazis , June 20, 2011
  19. Die Presse. Defamation, fine for Königshofer