Lanzenkirchen

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Lanzenkirchen
Coat of arms of Lanzenkirchen
Coat of arms
Location of Lanzenkirchen
Lanzenkirchen is located in Austria
Lanzenkirchen
Lanzenkirchen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°44′50″N 16°14′50″E / 47.74722°N 16.24722°E / 47.74722; 16.24722Coordinates: 47°44′50″N 16°14′50″E / 47.74722°N 16.24722°E / 47.74722; 16.24722
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictWiener Neustadt-Land
Government
 • MayorBernhard Karnthaler (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total29.80 km2 (11.51 sq mi)
Elevation
298 m (978 ft)
Population
(1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total3,866
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2821
Area code02627
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.lanzenkirchen.gv.at

Lanzenkirchen is a market town in the district of Wiener Neustadt-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Geography[edit]

Lanzenkirchen is situated on the river Leitha, south of the city Wiener Neustadt, at the foot of the Rosaliengebirge mountain range. The municipality consists of the 5 Katastralgemeinden Lanzenkirchen, Frohsdorf, Haderswörth, Kleinwolkersdorf and Ofenbach.

History[edit]

Origin of the place names in Lanzenkirchen[edit]

Lanzenkirchen: The name comes from a German settler who built a church. His name was Anzo or Lanzo. The name Lanzenkirchen was first mentioned in 1130.

Frohsdorf: The original name was Krottendorf because many toads (German: Kröten) were found in the water-rich area. It became Froschdorf in the 17th century (German: Frosch means "frog"). Its present name has been used since the beginning of the 19th century.

Haderswörth: This name means "river island of Hadurich".

Kleinwolkersdorf: Until around 1800 the village was known as Wolfkersdorf, meaning "village of Wolfkers".

Ofenbach: The place was originally known as Quenbach. The origin of the name Ofenbach is unknown.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Schloss Frohsdorf, a baroque castle
  • the 13th century St. Nicholas church in Lanzenkirchen

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