Raiding, Austria

Raiding (Hungarian: Doborján, Croatian: Rajnof ) is a market town in the district Oberpullendorf in Burgenland in Austria.

Raiding is the birthplace of composer Franz Liszt.

  • 4.1 Demographics
  • 6.1 Regular events


It lies at the Raidingbach in Central Burgenland.


Before Christ's birth, the area was part of the Celtic kingdom of Noricum and belonged to the area of the Celtic hillfort castle on the Schwarzenbacher Castle Hill. Later, under the Romans today's raiding then lay in the province of Pannonia.

1425 Raiding was first mentioned as Dobornya. The place belonged, like the rest of Burgenland until 1920/21 Hungary ( German West Hungary). Since 1898, had to be used because of Magyarization the government in Budapest the Hungarian name Doborján. 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.

Since 1921 the newly founded State of Burgenland Raiding belongs ( see also history of Burgenland ).

On January 1, 1971 Raiding was united by a resolution of the government of Burgenland with Lackendorf and Unterfrauenhaid the new " community Raiding Unterfrauenhaid " under the " community structure Improvement Act ". This large village was in 1990 re-dissolved by decree of 6 September 1989 on 1 January, which Raiding - as well Lackendorf and Unterfrauenhaid - another the boundaries of cadastral following independent municipality was.

The municipality has raiding since August 1, 1990, the right to use the designation " market town ".

Culture and sights


  • See also: List of the listed objects in Raiding
  • In Franz Liszt birth house a museum about the artist is established since 1951. The Franz Liszt Concert Hall was built in 2006 according to the plans of the Dutch architectural office Atelier Kempe Thill in the immediate vicinity of the birthplace of Franz Liszt. The concert hall seats around 590 seats. The focus of the program is the piano and chamber music of Franz Liszt.
  • The Roman Catholic parish church Raiding has a nave from 1927 and an older church steeple.
  • The Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori built the so-called "Stork House" in raiding. The guest house was built as part of a cultural exchange program between Japan and Austria and completed on 27 October 2012.




Mayor Markus Landauer of the ÖVP. The distribution of seats (15 seats) in the municipal council shall be composed of seven mandatories of the SPÖ and the ÖVP 8.

Coat of arms

Blazon: In the split of silver and blue sign out front a blue vine with two grapes and a leaf, behind a margined turned to the right increasing silver unicorn

The coat of arms was granted on 18 July 1990. The unicorn is the family coat of arms of the noble family Illéssy taken their Edelhof was the birthplace of Franz Liszt. The vine refers to the wine-growing in the community.

Regular events

The Liszt Festival Raiding takes place every year on four dates, adapted to the four seasons, each of 3-4 days instead. There are several concerts each year on specific topics.

Economy and infrastructure

Wine production in the main and sideline. There are also companies in the metal construction and Sodawassererzeugung. Rading is connected to the Burgenlandbahn since 1908 with the support and loading point Raiding Lackendorf. The passenger was discontinued in 2001. During the week, regular bus, on the weekend the community is virtually not accessible by public transport.


Sons and daughters

  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886), composer and musician
  • Martin Drescher (1888-1959), farmer and politician ( ÖVP)
  • Johann Erhardt ( born 1926 ), a farmer and politician ( ÖVP)
  • Johann Wolf (1931-2006), head teacher and politician ( ÖVP)
  • Paul Iby ( b. 1935 ), Roman Catholic bishop of Eisenstadt
  • Anna Floppy (* 1953), politician ( SPÖ) and Licensed Social Worker