Hofamt Priel

Hofamt Priel is a municipality with 1671 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district of Melk in Lower Austria.

  • 2.1 Population development


Hofamt tidal creek in the forest district on the north bank of the Danube in Lower Austria. The area of ​​the municipality covers 39.63 square kilometers. 71.02 % of the area is forested.

Community structure

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

  • Hofamt Priel ( 1169 )
  • Rottenberg (41 )
  • Rottenhof (104)
  • Wine (346)
  • Ysperdorf (39)

The municipality comprises the cadastral Priel Hofamt, Rottenhof and wine.


In the core Austrian state of Lower Austria lying the place told the eventful history of Austria. One of the oldest buildings is the Rottenhof in the homonymous cadastral. From the crest of one of the first owners of the rotting Court ( Mangold Irnfried ) also the coat of arms of the municipality Hofamt Priel is clear. In an excerpt from " The Danube Ländchen the kk Patrimonial regimes in the quarter Obermann Hartberg in Lower Austria "by Johann Anton Friedrich Reil, published in 1835, states: The Rothenhof at Donau sold 1455 King Ladislaus Jörg Frey. 1533 Mang was ( Mangold ) Irnfrid owners (according to the original sales letter "because of Altenmarkt plus Pisching by Ulrich v. Lapitz to rubbing and Weittenegkh Baider rights Doctor at Manngen. Irnfried van Ratenhof ", and as such it is 1550 in the archives of the market Melk before ). Mang's own signature along with seal, a rose in the middle of three pinnacles followed to the letter. Also one reads on his grave stones to God village in 1568 to its name the words " from Rotnhof ". Mangold was a Protestant, and his son Andre Irnfrid, which in 1580 lived in Rothenhof.

Shortly before the end of World War II, in May 1945, 223 Jewish forced laborers were murdered by an unknown command of the SS in Hofamt Priel. Is working as an inspector of the police station in the town of Franz Winkler began directly after the incident with the investigations against the perpetrators, but those responsible were never found.

Population Development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 1648 inhabitants. In 1991, the municipality had 1624 inhabitants, 1604 and 1981 in 1971, 1463 inhabitants.


The council has 19 seats, mayor of the municipality is Friedrich Buchberger.

In the municipal elections of 2005, the ÖVP and the SPÖ reached 12 7 mandates. In the municipal elections of 2010, the SPÖ lost two seats to the ÖVP.

Culture and sights

  • Old station building in wine

Economy and infrastructure

Non-agricultural work places there were in 2001, 46 agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey 82 The number of persons employed at the residence was according to the 2001 census 749 The employment rate in 2001 was 46.66 %.

Clubs and organizations

  • ASKO TC Hofamt Priel
  • Musikverein Donau God village - Hofamt Priel
  • Village Renewal wine club
  • Volunteer Fire Department wine - Ysperdorf
  • Village Renewal Association Hofamt Priel