• SPÖ: 6
  • ÖVP: 5

Schandorf (Croatian: harpsichord, Hungarian: CSEM ) is a municipality in the district of Oberwart in Burgenland in Austria.

The proportion of the Burgenland Croats is 70%, the German -speaking population proportion is 25 %. Croatian is specified by 4 % of the population as their language.


The municipality is located in southern Burgenland, 250 m above sea level and covers an area of 1,120 hectares.

Schandorf is the only place in the community.


The area around Schandorf was already inhabited in the ancient Iron Age and may have been the center of the whole area. In the Saddle Wald are 170 tumuli, which have up to 16 m high and 40 m in diameter. These tombs date from the Hallstatt period.

Documented the village community in 1244 was first mentioned as "villa Chem " when the Hungarian King Bela IV to the Lords of CSEM / Schandorf the old castle ovary handed over to the new construction. At that time Schandorf was a German -populated farming village, which belonged to the Hungarian border guards and shooters settlement of Gyepűsystems.

After the fate of damage village was closely associated with the rule Schlaining under Andreas Baumkircher in the 15th century, the place in 1537 came into the possession of the Count Batthyány, the 1543 re- settled in the deserted and depopulated by the Turkish wars village with Croatian farmers.

The municipal seal of 1872 shows an established sheaf before with crossed grain rake with scythe and wearing the Hungarian inscription " CSEMI Közseg " (municipality Schandorf ). Since 1898, had to be used because of Magyarization the government in Budapest the Hungarian name of the CSEM.

After the annexation of Burgenland in Austria in 1921 Schandorf came back as one of the last villages articulated back to Austria until the 10th January 1923.

Schandorf is a separate municipality since 1 January 1996. Previously, united with Dürnbach and Schachendorf the greater community Schachendorf since January 1, 1971 Schandorf.

On 6 September 1998, the Burgenland Government of the municipality Schandorf awarded the right to bear their own coat of arms.

Since 1 June 2007, the municipality Schandorf has a border crossing, which may be used only on foot by bike or on horseback. From this border crossing leads directly into the Hungarian neighboring community Narda.



Politics and Administration

Mayor Werner Gabriel of the SPÖ. The distribution of seats (11 seats) in the municipal council is: 6 SPÖ, ÖVP 5 The administration is organized and managed since 1 January 2010 from its own chief officer Manuel Kolonovits.

Culture and sights

See list of monumental objects in Schandorf


  • Tomsich Koloman (1886-1944), state officials and politicians
  • Mühlgaszner Edith (* 1951), Bezirksschulinspektorin and Member of Parliament (SPO )