Bergern im Dunkelsteinerwald

Salvors in Dunkelsteinerwald is a municipality with 1249 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district of Krems- Land in Lower Austria.

  • 2.1 Population development


The municipality is located in Dunkelsteinerwald in Lower Austria's wine district, but also belongs to the Wachau and geologically to the Waldviertel. The area of ​​the municipality covers 36.53 square kilometers. 68.42 percent of the area is forested.

Community structure

The municipality includes the following 10 places (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Geyer Berg ( 26)
  • Maria Langegg (40 )
  • Nettle perennials (61 )
  • Oberbergern (324 )
  • Paltmühl (18)
  • Plaimberg (10)
  • Scheibl Wiesbaden (67 )
  • Schenkenbrunn (151 )
  • Unterbergern (492)
  • Wolf Reith (63 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Geyer Berg, Maria Langegg, nettle perennials, Oberbergern, Scheibl Wies, Schenkenbrunn, Unterbergern and Wolf Reith.


In the core Austrian state of Lower Austria lying shared the places in the municipality the eventful history of Austria. A large village salvors was only in 1968 through voluntary association of municipalities Unterbergern, Oberbergern, Schenkenbrunn ( with the places Schenkenbrunn, Wolf Reith and the rotting Paltmühl ) and Geyer mountain ( with the places Geyer mountain, nettle perennials, Scheibl Wies, Maria Langegg and the rotting Plaimberg ).

Population Development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 1268 inhabitants. In 1991, the municipality had 1240 inhabitants, 1222 and 1981 in 1971, 1222 inhabitants.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the shield a covered with a green conifer, upward pointing, curly, golden spike, which is the front accompanied by a present in a red box golden vine tendril with equal grape and rear of a located in a blue box golden ear. The municipality flag has the colors red, gold and blue.


Mayor of the municipality is novel Janacek, office manager Doris Reisinger.

In the council, there are a total of 19 seats after the municipal elections of 14 March 2010, the following distribution of seats: 15 ÖVP, SPÖ 4, no other seats.

Economy and infrastructure

Non-agricultural work places there were in 2001, 34 agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey 124 The number of persons employed at the residence was according to the 2001 census 608 The employment rate in 2001 was 48.81 percent.

Culture and sights

See list of monumental objects in salvors in Dunkelsteinerwald


  • Hans Haselboeck (* 1928), organist and composer
  • Gerhard Hradetzky (* 1944), organ builder


Parts of the municipality are in the conservation area and World Heritage Site Wachau wine-growing in Unterbergern. In Geyer mountain there is a neo- druidic stone circle, built by the local teacher and writer William Cerveny at the beginning of the 80s.