• ÖVP: 12
  • SPÖ: 7
  • HEART submission: election diagram / ​​Maintenance / Name: 2

Hitzendorf is a market town in the district of Graz-Umgebung in Western Styria ( Austria ) with 3632 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013). From 1 January 2015 it has joined forces framework of the Styrian municipality structural reform with the communities Attendorf and Rohrbach- Steinberg, the new community will continue to use the name " Hitzendorf ".

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 3.1 Coat of Arms
  • 3.2 Town twinning
  • 4.1 traffic
  • 5.1 Museums



Heat village lies in the middle Liebochtal and the eastern Södingtal, about 10 kilometers west of Graz. In the west the municipality is crossed by a ridge of while in the east a further ridge marks the transition to the Graz Basin Lieboch - separates from Södingtal. The Lieboch flows through the west of the main town and the municipal area of Hitzendorf. Some smaller streams flow within the municipal boundaries in the Lieboch. The highest point of the municipality is located between Lieboch and Södingtal top corner with a height of 567 meters.


The place was built on a terrace deposited in the Quaternary Talschuttmassen. This terrace rises to the hills, resulting in the Neogene to go.

Community structure

The Hitzendorf consists of five local villages with a total of 13 localities: (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • The cadastral Hitzendorf with an area of ​​13.76 km ² consists of the villages Hitzendorf ( 1124 ), Upper Mountain (295 ), Lower Mountain (313 ), Holzberg ( 193) Neureiteregg (248 ) and Höllberg (219 )
  • The cadastral Bern village with an area of 4.96 km ² consists of the villages of Berne Village (420 ) ( with the district of Austria ), Altenberg (116) and Altreiteregg (258 )
  • The cadastral Mayer village with an area of 4.98 km ² consists of the villages Mayersdorf (191 ) and Doblegg (157 )
  • The cadastral Michlbach and Pirka - Söding have an area of 0.58 and 0.77 km ² and have no other places except Michlbach (36) and Pirka (76). Michlbach is furthermore an exclave, as it is surrounded by the municipalities of Saint Bartholomew and Stallhofen.

Neighboring communities


Probably the area has been inhabited since the Paleolithic what can be, for example, approximately 100,000 -year-old finds from the dragon's lair in Mixnitz close. The first evidence of settlement of the present-day municipality is one presents, the Illyrians supplied rechnetes burial mound in Altreiteregg from the period 2400-1800 BC, from the Neolithic period, dar. From the Bronze Age is the discovery of a bronze ax from the year 1000 BC known. Around 400 BC, the area was conquered by the Celts and was part of the kingdom of Noricum. The root of the Noric settled even in the heat Strand area down what can be some Roman grave stones close with Celtic name. Due to the high number of burial mounds, one can assume that the area was probably settled fairly tight. When invaded in the 2nd century BC, the Cimbri and the Teutons after Noricum, the Noric cried the fellow Romans to help. After BC, the Romans lost the battle of Noreia in the year 113, they extended their border gradually until the year 14 BC to the Danube, so that even today Hitzendorf became part of the Roman Empire. Roman citizens settled in larger towns down, what then probably already Hitzendorf belonged, and established goods. However, the Roman immigrants were probably only a thin layer over the original Illyrian- Celtic population.

The first written mention of the village dates back to heat 1163rd The basic rule by the Stift Rein, the rule of Eggenberg and the pin Stainz were abolished in 1848. 1850 he produced the present-day municipality. 1952, adjacent to the northwest community Reiteregg became partially connected to Hitzendorf. In 1967 the municipality was elevated to the market. The formerly rural dominated social structure has changed in the last decades, many residents are now commuters in the city of Graz.

There are a number of small, economically mineable ore and coal deposits that belong to those of the Graz Paleozoic in the community and their environment. They were examined in detail.



Mayor is Franz Höfer ( ÖVP). He was elected on 18 January 1991 as the successor of OSR August Wolf. Since the municipal elections in 2010, the distribution of seats is 12 ÖVP, SPÖ 7, 2 HEART.

Coat of arms

Founded in 1964, awarded by the Styrian Government coat of arms shows " in gold on a green shield with a silver lily occupied Dreienberg three green spruce. "


  • Belvárdgyula Hungary, since 1997

Economy and infrastructure


The proximity to Graz Hitzendorf is good transport connected. The Southern Highway ( A 2) can be reached in about 8 km above the junction moss churches (200). The Packer Road ( B 70) can be reached in about 5 km.

Hitzendorf does not have its own railway station. The nearest railway station is Söding Moss churches in about 6 km away. Here is access to the Graz- Köflacher railway direction Koeflach and Graz. Graz Main Train Station is about 14 km away.

Distance from Graz Airport is about 20 km.

The shortest route from Graz (from Wetzel village ,) to Hitzendorf via the Steinberg ( country ) road L301. This road originally ran NE-SW and talquerend through the town center and was later placed at 600 m length 200 m southeast on its own, somewhat elevated track what the slow traffic friendly pavement -free transformation of the town center enabled, which together with a central car park on weekends more often on weekend is used for car-free street festivals.

Culture and sights

  • Schloss Altenberg, built at the end of the 17th century
  • Reiteregg Castle, built in the late 17th century on the ridge between Söding and Liebochtal; mapped to the eight -shilling stamp of 1976
  • Expanded Castle Schütting in Neureiteregg end of the 18th century the castle
  • Castle thousand lust, built in the 16th century


In the village Altreiteregg is the Porsche diesel tractor museum of Gerhard Lackner, the largest Porsche tractor collection in Austria with 27 restored tractors.


Sons and daughters of the town:

Honorary Citizen of:

  • Josef Krainer senior (1903-1971), former Governor of Styria ( since 1960)
  • Joseph Son, 34 years as head of the elementary school (since 1882)