• ÖVP: 8
  • SPÖ: 4
  • FPÖ: 1

Antau (Croatian: Otava, Hungarian: Selegszántó ) is a municipality with 762 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the Matter castle district in Burgenland in Austria.

In the village there are numerous members of the Burgenland- Croatian minority.

  • 4.1 Demographics
  • 7.1 townscape design
  • 8.1 Persons with respect to the municipality


Antau located in Wulkatal and directly to the Wulka, the only river which flows into the Lake Neusiedl. Antau is the only place in the community.

Community structure

Antau (8.75 km ²)

Antau (D)

The most important of the abbreviations used are:

  • M = center of the municipality
  • Stt = district
  • R = Rotte
  • W = hamlet
  • D = village
  • ZH = Scattered houses
  • Sdlg = settlement
  • E = bowery (only if they have their own town code)

The complete list that uses the Statistics Austria, can be found at Topographic settlement Labelling according to STAT

Please note that some places may have different spellings. So Katastralgemeinden write differently than the same localities.

Source: Statistics Austria -

Origin of the name

Witnessed the place name is as Zantho since 1245. A document from 1390 mentions the Poss ( essio ) Zanthou et pratum Nadasreth dictum iuxta Fluvium Bulka al ( io ) nom ( ine ) Selegh dictum ( " possession Szántó [ Antau ] and the Nádásrét called meadow by the river Bulka [ Wulka ], the with other names also Seleg means ").

This designation is with today's Hungarian word Szántó to connect " field ". The settlement is named in. From the location on one acre The area was thus originally inhabited by Hungarians. As was common between 800 and 1200 even with original Slavic place names in eastern Austria, took over one of the Hungarian initial sound / s / as [ ts ] into German. Later, this initial sound was identified with the common place names MHG preposition ze, which only remained as a supposedly real name Antau.

Also the name of the Burgenland community Andau in Seewinkel goes back to the same origin.

The Hungarian form of the name is today, after its location on the Wulka and to differentiate from Andau in Seewinkel, Selegszántó ( " Antau at the Wulka ").


Before Christ's birth, the area was part of the Celtic kingdom of Noricum and belonged to the area of the Celtic hillfort castle on the Schwarzenbacher Castle Hill.

Later, under the Romans today Antau then lay in the province of Pannonia.

As the origin of the place name shows, the proven since 1245, first place was inhabited by Hungarians.

The place was like the rest of Burgenland to 1920/21 Hungary ( German West Hungary). Since 1898, had to be used because of Magyarization the government in Budapest the Hungarian name Selegszántó. After the end of World War II German West Hungary was awarded in the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon in 1919 Austria after tough negotiations. The place belongs since 1921 to the newly founded State of Burgenland (see also history of Burgenland ).



According to the 2001 census Antau has 753 inhabitants, of whom 64.9 % for German-speaking ethnic group and 26.2 % for the ethnic group of the Burgenland Croats confess ( an additional 3.5 % of the population give Croatian as the predominant vernacular in ).


The proportion of the population who profess the Roman Catholic Church, is 85.1 %. The second largest religion is Islam with 3.2%.


  • Mayor Albert Endl of the ÖVP, which prevailed at the Mayor direct elections in 2007 against Vice Mayor Christian Huber of the Social Democratic Party with 72.6 % in 2012 and was re-elected.

Culture and sights

Monuments conservation:

  • Pest-/Dreifaltigkeitssäule
  • Knights Mill / Mill Church ( residential house, granary and mill building)
  • Catholic Parish Church of St.. Andreas
  • Sebastian column
  • Figure Bildstock hl. Anthony of Padua
  • Anna Chapel with figure painting floor, Ecce Homo and further character image Stock
  • Lourdes Chapel with Sts. Anthony and John Nepomuk
  • Shrine, White Cross, Wiesengasse

Townscape design

Within the European competition " Entente Florale Europe " Antau in 2002 was awarded a bronze medal in the village.


Persons with respect to the municipality

  • Thomas Borenitsch (* 1980), Austrian football player

Awards for the community

Pictures of Antau