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The title page of the Wienerwald-Bote from November 14, 1908

The Wienerwald-Bote was an apolitical Austrian weekly newspaper . It was founded in 1900 as the “ Neulengbacher Zeitung ” and in 1905 renamed the “ Wienerwald -Bote”. In 1940 the newspaper went up in the "Heimatbote" (Neulengbach edition). This stopped its publication on March 25, 1944.

The Wienerwald-Bote was founded in 1900 as Neulengbacher Zeitung and appeared with the addition " Independent weekly paper for politics, agriculture and forestry, trade, art and literature ". The first edition was published on October 7th. The owner, publisher and printer was Josef Geißler, who also appeared as an editor from 1902. Julius Perschke held this position until 1902.

From July 1, 1905, the Neulengbacher Zeitung appeared under the title Wienerwald-Bote. Kreisblatt for the political district Hietzing-Umgebung with special consideration of the judicial districts Liesing , Neulengbach , Purkersdorf . Further additions to the title between 1915 and 1918 were “ Organ of the Agricultural District Association Neulengbach ” and from 1939 “ Information sheet of the western Vienna Woods ”. Josef Geißler continued to function as the owner, and after his death Geißler's widow from 1912. From June 29, 1940 Josef August Geißler was the owner, publisher and printer of the newspaper, from November 2, 1940 the St. Pöltner Zeitungsverlags-Ges.mbH editors were Josef August Geißler from October 1936, from November 1940 Josef Sedlmayer (main editor) and most recently Ludwig Aufreither (chief editor).

In 1943, the weekly newspaper appeared for the last time on March 27th as the “Wienerwald-Bote” and then went up in the Sankt Pölten Heimatbote. Like numerous other district newspapers, the Wienerwald-Bote appeared from April 1, 1943 as a local edition of the Heimatbote with the addition “ Newspaper for the Alpine foothills . Bulletin of the NSDAP for the districts of Lilienfeld, Melk, St. Pölten, official communications from the district administrators, the district farmers and the agricultural cooperatives in the districts of Lilienfeld, Melk and St. Pölten. “Ludwig Aufreither continued to be the main editor.


  • Helmut W. Lang (Ed.): Austrian Retrospective Bibliography (ORBI). Edited at the Austrian National Library. Row 2: Austrian Newspapers 1492–1945. Volume 3: Bibliography of Austrian newspapers 1621–1945, N – Z. Verlag KG Saur, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-598-23384-1 , p. 69 ( Neulengbacher Zeitung ), p. 459-460 ( Wienerwald-Bote ).

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