• SPÖ: 13
  • ÖVP: 6

Grafenschachen is a municipality in the district of Oberwart in Burgenland in Austria. The Hungarian name of the village is Vasárokszállás.


The municipality is located in southern Burgenland. Villages in the municipality are

  • Grafenschachen ( 976 inhabitants, as of 2011) and
  • Kroisegg (276 inhabitants)


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 Vasárokszállás. 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 ).




The mayor is Richard Loidl, Vice Mayor Ernst Michalek (both SPÖ). Office manager Jürgen Poell.

The distribution of seats (19 seats) in the municipal council is: SPÖ 13, ÖVP 6, FPÖ, Greens and other parties are not represented on the council.

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