• SPÖ: 6
  • ÖVP: 5
  • LFR Template: Election chart / Maintenance / Symbol: 4

Ritzing (Hungarian: Récény, Croatian: Ricinja ) is a municipality in Burgenland in the district Oberpullendorf in Austria with 899 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013).

  • 3.1 Demographics


Ritzing located in Central Burgenland on the southern edge of the Sopron Mountains and is identical to the cadastral Ritzing, the only place in the community. Three kilometers away is the Helenenschacht with the Sonnensee Ritzing.


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 Ritzing then lay in the province of Pannonia.

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 Récény.

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 ). During this time, the Brennberg district Helenenschacht was incorporated into Ritzing.






The distribution of seats (15 seats) in the municipal council is 6 mandates for the SPÖ and the ÖVP for 5 and 4 for LFR. Mayor Walter Roisz of the ÖVP. Head of Office is Johann Reiszner.

Culture and sights

See list of monumental objects in Ritzing

  • Parish Ritzing


The football club SC Ritzing was founded in 1963, its home ground is the Sonnenseestadion.


  • Johann Bauer (1888-1971), farmer and politician
  • Mario deletion (* 1989), football player
  • Josef Wieser ( b. 1946 ), Maurer and politicians