|coat of arms||Austria map|
|State :||Lower Austria|
|Political District :||Amstetten|
|License plate :||AT THE|
|Residents :||3,405 (January 1, 2020)|
|Population density :||33 inhabitants per km²|
|Postcodes :||3340, 3341|
|Area code :||07443|
|Community code :||3 05 43|
|UN / LOCODE||AT YBS|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Gerhard Lueger ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
|Location of Ybbsitz in the Amstetten district|
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Ybbsitz is located in the Eisenwurzen in Lower Austria's Mostviertel , in the valley of the Kleine Ybbs , a tributary of the Ybbs . The Kleine Ybbs, which bears the name Schwarze Ois in its upper reaches up to Ybbsitz , takes up the Prollingbach coming from the south .
The area of the market town covers 104.16 square kilometers. 58.09 percent of the area is forested. Ybbsitz's local mountain is the Prochenberg , located directly to the south-east .
The municipality includes the following 11 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
|Waidhofen an der Ybbs (statute)||Randegg ( District Scheibbs )||Gresten-Land ( district Scheibbs )|
|Opponitz||St. Georgen am Reith||Lunz am See ( District Scheibbs )|
In ancient times, the area was part of the Noricum province . The name Ybbsitz is first mentioned in 1107 and is of Slavic origin, which, like other place names in the region, suggests an early Slavic settlement. In the 12th century, a parish was founded by the Seitenstetten Abbey , around which a place developed, which in 1480 by Emperor Friedrich III. the market right was granted.
Due to the proximity to the Styrian Erzberg , the abundance of forests and the natural water power , Ybbsitz developed into a local center for iron processing of the Eisenwurzen, which flourished in the 16th century. Numerous well-preserved monuments of mining history still testify to the former economic importance of the place and are now integrated into tourism concepts.
Ybbsitz is a member of the Ring of European Blacksmithing Cities , which has set itself the goal of promoting the regional diversity of the blacksmithing trade and metal design within the unity of Europe at all levels.
Probably in the middle of the 20th century. a meteorite fell on the Prochenberg .
In 2010, forging in Ybbsitz was included in the register of intangible cultural heritage in Austria .
According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 3,790 inhabitants. In 1991 the municipality had 3,915 inhabitants, in 1981 it had 3,858 and in 1971 it had 3,811 inhabitants.
The municipal council has 23 members.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1990, the municipal council had the following distribution: 17 ÖVP, 3 SPÖ, 2 Greens and 1 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 1995, the municipal council had the following distribution: 16 ÖVP, 3 SPÖ, 2 Greens and 2 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2000, the municipal council had the following distribution: 18 ÖVP, 3 SPÖ, 1 Greens and 1 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2005 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 17 ÖVP, 4 SPÖ, 1 Greens and 1 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria in 2010 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 16 ÖVP, 4 SPÖ, 2 Greens and 1 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Lower Austria 2015 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 16 ÖVP, 3 Greens, 3 SPÖ and 1 FPÖ.
- 1998–2018 Josef Hofmarcher (ÖVP)
- since 2018 Gerhard Lueger (ÖVP)
Culture and sights
- Catholic parish church Ybbsitz hl. John the Baptist
- Pilgrimage church Maria Seesal
- Museum House FeRRUM
The Fahrngruber Hammer am Prollingbach , one of the oldest blacksmiths in Ybbsitz (16th century), in operation until 1984, today a show forge
The Black House , a former Hammerherrenhaus in Ybbsitz with a market fountain
In 2001 there were 119 non-agricultural workplaces; according to the 1999 survey, there were 243 agricultural and forestry holdings. According to the 2001 census, 1,662 people were employed at the place of residence. The employment rate in 2001 was 45.09 percent. On average in 2003 there were 33 unemployed people in the area.
- Riess Kelomat : This is where one of Austria's oldest companies is based. Riess has been manufacturing metal products for over 450 years . Riess has been the only remaining enamel cookware manufacturer in Austria since 1980 . The well-known Kelomat pressure cooker is also produced here. The number of employees fluctuates between 50 and 100 (according to the website).
- Road: Ybbsitz is located on Grestner Straße (B 22) , which leads from Gstadt over the Grestner Höhe ( ), also called Ybbsitzer Höhe from the other side, to Gresten and further into the Erlauftal .
- Rail: The city was connected to the Ybbstalbahn with a branch line to Gstadt ; however, this branch line has now been shut down and dismantled.
- Sons and daughters of the church
- Josef Tazreiter (1891–1955), politician ( CSP , ÖVP )
- Josef Hölzl (* 1925), physiologist
- Wilhelm Ripl (* 1937), landscape ecologist and limnologist
- Rudolf Welser (* 1939), university professor, internationally recognized civil lawyer
- Berthold Heigl (* 1946), abbot in Seitenstetten Abbey from 1984 to 2013
- Josef Pechhacker , film and theater actor
- People related to the community
- Alfred Habermann (1930-2008), an important artist blacksmith , sculptor , metal sculptor , draftsman, restorer and designer , internationally known as "wrought Pope"
- Andreas Hanger (* 1968), politician (ÖVP) and managing director
- Richard Lietz (* 1983), racing driver
The market town of Ybbsitz maintains a comprehensive archive in the municipal office that offers an insight into the history of the market and its surroundings.
- Ernst Meyer: History of the market Ybbsitz. Ybbsitz 1999, 3rd unchanged edition.
- Martin Prieschl: Document treasures: From the town archive Waidhofen an der Ybbs and the market archive Ybbsitz Volume I 1355–1500. Waidhofen an der Ybbs 2009.
- Martin Prieschl: Unleashed violence. Ybbsitz and the floods. Ybbsitz 2012.
- Martin Prieschl: To a real document of that ... the documents of the market archives Purgstall an der Erlauf, Weyer an der Enns and Ybbsitz. Purgstall an der Erlauf - Weyer an der Enns - Ybbsitz 2013.
- Martin Prieschl: The Waidhofner documents of the market archive Ybbsitz and the documents of the market archive Göstling an der Ybbs. Tradition and edition. In: Historical contributions by the Waidhofner Musealverein 40 (Waidhofen an der Ybbs, 2015).
- Official website of the market town of Ybbsitz
- Internet presence for cultural work and tourism of the Ybbsitz forge center
- 30543 - Ybbsitz. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- Historical material in the topotheque
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Ybbsitz on the side of the ring of European forging cities.
- Forging in Ybbsitz - Traditional Crafts in Lower Austria , National Agency for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Austrian UNESCO Commission. Accessed October 10, 2018
- UNESCO cultural heritage "Schmieden in Ybbsitz" , ybbsitz Schmiedezentrum, accessed October 10, 2018
- Result of the municipal council election 1995 in Ybbsitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 30, 2000, accessed on October 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2000 in Ybbsitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, February 4, 2005, accessed on October 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2005 in Ybbsitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, March 4, 2005, accessed on October 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the municipal council election 2010 in Ybbsitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, October 8, 2010, accessed on October 13, 2019 .
- Election result of the 2015 municipal council election in Ybbsitz. Office of the Lower Austrian State Government, December 1, 2015, accessed on October 13, 2019 .
- Leo Lugmayr, Josef Hofmarcher, Doris Prenn, Friedrich Riess, Email - Material of Kings - From raw material to finished product , Ybbsitz 2010. (Description of the enamel production with a focus on the production in Ybbsitz).