Grafenegg is a market town with 2966 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district of Krems- Land in Lower Austria.

Originally called the town Etsdorf - Haitzendorf, but was renamed in August 2003 to Grafenegg.

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 7.1 other regular events
  • 8.1 Regional Cooperation


Grafenegg is located north of the Danube in the west of the Tulln field in the wine district in Lower Austria and is crossed by Kamp. The area of ​​the municipality covers 28.58 square kilometers:

  • 65 % Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • 16 % vineyards ( 468 ha)
  • 7% forest
  • 2% water
  • 10% land and road surfaces

Community structure

The municipality comprises the following nine villages (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Diendorf am Kamp (46 )
  • Engabrunn ( 456)
  • Etsdorf am Kamp (990 )
  • Grafenegg (46 )
  • Grunddorf (220 )
  • Haitzendorf (396)
  • Kamp (219)
  • Sittendorf ( 364)
  • Walkersdorf am Kamp (254 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Diendorf am Kamp, Engabrunn, Etsdorf, Grunddorf, Haitzendorf, Kamp, Sittendorf and Walkersdorf.


In the core Austrian state of Lower Austria lying the place told the eventful history of Austria.

Population Development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 2,830 inhabitants. In 1991, the market town of 2,687 inhabitants in 1981 and 2,621 in 1971, 2,713 inhabitants.


Mayor of the municipality is Anton Pfeifer, chief officer Gerhard Steiner Blue.

In the market there are a total of 21 council seats after the municipal elections of 14 March 2010, the following distribution of seats: 14 ÖVP, SPÖ 5, FPÖ 2, no other seats.


People with relationship to the city

  • Olga Wisinger - Florian (1844-1926), Austrian painter of Impressionism, died in Grafenegg

Tourism / Attractions

  • Kellergasse Etsdorf
  • Wine and Culture Engabrunn


  • Grafenegg Palace is one of the most important palaces built of Romantic Historicism (19th century), the origin of the castle dates back to the Middle Ages. It is the most important monument of the Romantic Austria. In addition to the exterior of the castle is also featured interiors such as the library, the Knight's Hall, Heraldic room and chapel, as well as other various halls and Salone. The area of Grafenegg is the venue of the internationally renowned music festival Grafenegg.
  • Castle Grafenegg with the open air stage Wolkenturm ( opened in 2007) and a concert hall (1300 seats) of the architects Schröder Schulte- Ladbeck ( opened in 2008 )
  • Castle Walkersdorf
  • Parish Engabrunn
  • Parish Haitzendorf
  • Parish Etsdorf
  • Village Museum Etsdorf
  • Aussichtswarte Engabrunn
  • Sculpture Engabrunn

Grafenegg Festival

The castle of Grafenegg was expanded into an international cultural center. On the site of an open- air stage were " cloud tower " (1750 seats) and a concert hall " Auditorium " (1300 seats) in the years 2007 and 2008 built. Since summer 2007, takes place annually the Grafenegg Music Festival held under the artistic direction of pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The Musicians Orchestra of Lower Austria under the direction of Chief Conductor Andrés Orozco- Estrada occurs during the summer as Grafenegg Festival Orchestra with international conductors and soloists. Furthermore, the Castle Park is a site since 2008 the Lower Austrian State Garden Show.

Other regular events

  • Grafenegger Advent
  • Concerts by the Musicians' Orchestra
  • Rallye Waldviertel round of the FIA ​​Rally Cup and Austrian Rally Championship
  • Cellar lane party Etsdorf
  • Reitturnier Etsdorf
  • Firemen festivals of the seven fire departments
  • Various balls and cultural events in Grafenegg Castle

Economy and infrastructure

Non-agricultural work places there were in 2001 104, agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey 221 The number of persons employed at the residence was according to the 2001 census, 1292. The employment rate in 2001 was 47.38 percent.

Regional Cooperation

The market town of Grafenegg is a member of the small region Kamp South.