Kalsdorf bei Graz

  • SPÖ: 14
  • ÖVP: 9
  • FPÖ: 1
  • GREEN: 1

Kalsdorf bei Graz is a market town with 5872 inhabitants ( 1 January 2012) south of Graz in Styria, in the district of Graz-Umgebung. It is one of the fastest growing and strongest economic towns in Styria.

  • 3.1 The Middle Ages
  • 3.2 The Turks in Kalsdorf
  • 3.3 Demographics
  • 4.1 municipal
  • 4.2 Coat of Arms
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Established businesses
  • 5.3 Armed Forces
  • 5.4 Red Cross
  • 5.5 Education
  • 6.1 Structures 6.1.1 Parish Kalsdorf


Geographical Location

Kalsdorf is located about 13 km south of the provincial capital of Graz to the River Mur Kalsdorf between the Au and the Grazerfeld. The municipality is part of the Western Styria.

Community structure

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

  • Forestry ( 468 )
  • Großsulz ( 915 )
  • Kalsdorf in Graz ( 4132 )
  • Kleinsulz (294)
  • Thalerhofstraße (30 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Großsulz, Kalsdorf and Thalerhofstraße.

Neighboring communities


Kalsdorf is together with its neighboring communities Wundschuh and wide village in the catchment area of former volcanoes that were active in the Miocene epoch, about 10 million years. They are not visible on the surface, but at a hole the volcanic rock andesite was already at a depth 33-35 meters, found that is the " volcano of Kalsdorf " attributed.


Archaeological evidence of settlement date back to the urnfield time (late Bronze Age, about 1300-800 BC). The cemetery north of the center of Kalsdorf is one of the few known sites in lowland settlements, it contains finds from the late urn field culture and the Hallstatt period. Already by Notgrabungen even without targeted depth investigations, 42 grave sites could be explored.

In the north- west of the municipality a Roman settlement was established by the Roman road is named. The Roman settlement of Kalsdorf extended over an area of ​​about 40 acres, which is currently just under 25 % of the ancient area are already overbuilt.

To the 453 deceased Attila the Hun have grown up in Kalsdorf stories. Attila is between Kalsdorf and Fernitz, are buried under the old bed of the river Mur, which can then redirected. May he rest in a golden coffin, which lay in a silver, the. In an iron In the grave waiting for the finder untold treasures.

  • Historical maps of the territory of Kalsdorf

Kalsdorf 1879

Francisco - Josephinian land survey, 1910

During the 6th century AD, the Eastern Alps had lost his contacts with the territory of the Roman Empire and was unprotected from the winds of history dar. Since the second half of the 6th century, the Avars from the east coming Slavs migrated to the Eastern Alps one.

When the Slavs migrated to the Eastern Alps countries was inevitable confrontation with the adjacent of them settled Bavaria. This could initially repel the Slavs, but against the Slavs and Avars suffered in the year 595 a heavy defeat. A third collision took place at around 610 Aguntum. After a checkered history took place in the year 711/712, a last Avar foray across the river Enns. However, when the Avars in 741 attempted to gain dominion over the Karantanenslawen, this directed a request for assistance to the Bavarians. The conversion story of Carantanians and Slavs ( conversio ) reported that the then Bayern would have defeated together with the Karantanenslawen the Avars, but at the same time the Alpine Slavs have been under the rule of Bavaria.

After three Slavic uprisings finally succeeded Duke Tassilo III. in the year 772 of the final victory over the Carantanians. From now on the Karantanenherzöge were replaced by the Bavarians. After the fall of Duke Tassilo ( 788 ) came Karantania and Bavaria to the Frankish Empire of Charlemagne, the deep Pannonia expanded the Frankish kingdom into it. 822 found the inner self-government Karantanija their final end.

The Middle Ages

After the end of the inner self-government Karantanija Frankish officials, counts and prefects took the position of the Slavic princes, the area we now Styria was placed under the Frankish county administration. 859 is the first German landowner of the country Graf Witawogo called; 860 seems Nezilinpah ( Nestelbach ) to be the first German village name of the country.

Invasions of Hungary continued at the beginning of the 10th century, the further planned settlement limits, but is likely the area west of the Mur have been less affected. The Mark on the middle Mur (also called Karantanenmark ) becomes 970 intangible, should already - after defeating the Hungarians - have been composed around 955.

For probably Slavic colonization of space Kalsdorf so came in the 10th to 12th centuries, perhaps in the 9th, the German settlement activity. Also for Kalsdorf these beginnings only by means of the toponymy deducible, but not yet due to archaeological finds tangible.

"There is [ ... ] in the plane of the Graz field no name Slovene origin, as measured by its vocal characteristics had not already been at least Germanized in 1100; to judge from certain signs which Grazerfeld was even German at the turn of the millennium. "

In 1179 Kalsdorf is the first time mentioned. Margrave Ottokar IV certified this year, the transfer of the village Kalsdorf ( Villam Chuolesdorf ) by Count Heinrich and win Hard by Schalla to the, at that time the monastery, Stift Rein.

For a period of 669 years ( 1179-1848 ), the village belonged to the Kalsdorf Rein, the Kalsdorf were the Rein submissive.

Kalsdorf the time of its donation to clean not an insignificant village. The deed suggests that the annual Steuererträgnisse from Good Kalsdorf already at that time amounted to about 10 marks. The goods were managed mostly by so-called Gran Gien. The management of Kalsdorf, as well as of Werndorf carried out by such Gran Gien.

By the year 1208 the Gran Gien economy for the Rein was the only allowed form of economy, the dissolution of Gran Gien and leasing more distant possessions took place from 1208. In 1214 Pope Innocent III confirmed. the rights and goods Reins. In this document, the pin is designated as the owner of 9 Gran Gien, including still Kalsdorf. About the resolution of the grange Kalsdorf no messages have survived.

The Turks in Kalsdorf

After the Turks were repeatedly occurred in the 15th and early 16th century in the Steiermark, Kalsdorf experienced in 1532 a devastating passage of the Turks. Also loves the Turks battle on the field Fernitzer based on a mistake of the historian Hieronymus Megiser, the devastation in the area Kalsdorf and field churches are historically documented.

When Sultan Suleyman was stopped on his second train to Vienna in 1532 in Güns and had to stop his campaign, the Turkish main army marched through the Eastern and Central Styria Graz passing to the south. On 2 September 1532 the Turks should be sunken in Styria, on September 10 reached the first vanguards Graz. On the morning of September 11, they found a ford in the river Mur and crossed them. This vanguard is along the right bank of the Mur, between Feldkirchen and Kalsdorf, have raised the so-called Türkenschanze to be prepared for possibly coming from the north imperial troops.


The strong population growth is mainly the consequence of the constant inflow of Graz young families.


Politically Kalsdorf is a domain of the SPÖ, which presented the mayor throughout the 2nd Republic. A stir in Styria saw the news that immediately after the Styrian municipal elections in 2005, almost the entire council took a trip to Marbella. This trip, however, was already decided long before the election of all municipal councils and also largely financed with the attendance fees.

Parish council

The council consists of 25 members and has been committed to the local council election 2010 mandates the following parties together:

Coat of arms

Coat Description:

The nails are an indication of the existing since 1868, very significant Eisenwarenfabrik, the eagle is a symbol of the rocker Graz Airport, which is located within the municipal area. The promulgation of the Styrian Provincial Government of December 23, 1965 on the collection of the municipality Kalsdorf bei Graz to market describes the coat of arms.

Economy and infrastructure


Kalsdorf is very conveniently located, due to the proximity to Graz. Thus, the community is attractive for logistics companies.

The Phyrn motorway ( A 9) is on the junction Kalsdorf (194 ) can be reached in about 3 km, the south motorway (A2 ) over the exit Graz Airport / Feldkirchen (183 ) in about 6 km. Through the municipal area of Graz Straße (B 67) runs from Graz to Slovenia.

In Kalsdorf is a train station of the Southern Railway with hourly regional train connections to Graz and pitch on the Slovenian border. The night bus number N5 of Graz AG transport services go to Kalsdorf.

The Graz Airport is located in the municipal area, which is popular with cyclists and cyclists from Graz Mur (R2 ) also leads through.

Established businesses

The excellent transport links was also the reason for the settlement of that Lapp Finze metal goods company that was founded by Ing Adolf Finze, late 19th century, which Kalsdorf was industrialized. The population grew after the establishment of the company by leaps and bounds, the north of Kalsdorf still has with its workers' settlements an "industrial" character. The son of Adolf Finze, Dr. Julius Finze, and 1911 was even mayor, but had to resign because of the controversy over the "independence" Wern village in a row. Lapp Finze produced during the period of the 2nd World War armaments and employed forced laborers. Today the company is part of the German Roto Frank AG and produces window and door fittings.

The Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has a location in Kalsdorf.

Armed Forces

At the Graz- Thalerhof airport is the airbase Nittner, a barracks in the Austrian army. The site was closed after one taken in June 2005 decision of the Federal Ministry of Defence in 2009.

Red Cross

Furthermore, located in Kalsdorf a local site of the Austrian Red Cross. Areas of the local authority are mainly the surrounding communities Kalsdorf, Werndorf, Zettling, Zwaring - Pöls, Feldkirchen, Fernitz, Mellach, Gossendorf, Gram Bach, Hausmannstätten and Vasoldsberg.


  • Elementary school, Educational Panther 2004

Culture and sights


Parish Kalsdorf

The church is dedicated to St. Paul. The sacred building was built in 1963-1965 according to the plans of architect Hermann Worschitz. It is a concrete structure with free-standing bell tower. The glass paintings were painted by the artist Helga Zoltner, the high altar cross from Alexander Silveri and the statue of Joseph Pope.


One of the cultural flagships and the oldest cultural institutions of the community is the " band of Roto Frank and the market town of Kalsdorf ". Under the musical direction of the band Master Walter " Shorty" Kemmer and longtime umpire Ernst Bressnig many awards have already been won. Since early 2007 he has handed over his office to Hannes Karpjuk. Through the excellent cooperation with the School of Music Kalsdorf and the market town of Kalsdorf has managed to inspire the youth for active music-making. This resulted in countless ensembles, which account for a significant contribution to public life.

In October 2007, June 2008 and April 2009, a first rank with distinction in stage A were first achieved in the club's history in scoring games of the Styrian Blasmusikverbandes. After three awards at marching music ratings and ratings concert of the band and the Robert Stolz Prize.


Opened in 2007, the sports center at the Fritz Kalsdorf Meixner way provides facilities for the practice of football, tennis, swimming, basketball, running and skating. The SC Kalsdorf plays its home games from here.


Sons and daughters:

  • Julia Ganster - She won the national election in Austria Next Topmodel model (not to be confused with the talent show Austrias Next Topmodel ) and eventually became the first Austrian international PETA Celebrity Model. The student -produced fashion spreads with Armani and Versace.