Stockenboi is a municipality with 1649 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district of Villach-Land in Carinthia.

  • 6.1 municipal
  • 6.2 Coat of Arms


Geographical location

The municipality is located in Upper Carinthia, in a tributary of the Lower Drava Valley between the Drava and the Weissensee. Main settlement area is the valley of the White Bach, the outflow of the white lake. A large part of its territory lies in the Gail Valley Alps and the Latschurgruppe.

Neighboring municipalities are, from the north clockwise beginning: Baldramsdorf, Spittal an der Drau, remote village, Paternion, Weissensee and Kleblach - Lind.

Community structure

The municipality is divided into the four cadastral Stockenboi, Tragail, Wiederschwing and Ziebl. The municipality includes the following 21 places (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Aichach (68 )
  • Alberden (54)
  • Drußnitz (15)
  • Streets (160 )
  • Hammergraben (25 )
  • Hochegg (71 )
  • Hollernach (18)
  • Liesing ( 7)
  • Mauthbrücken (67 )
  • Mösel (17 )
  • Ried (65 )
  • Rosental ( 1)
  • Scharnitzen (40 )
  • Valley Goldeck ( 0)
  • Stockenboi (256 )
  • Tragail (169 )
  • Unteralm (49 )
  • Weissbach ( 7)
  • Back swing (44)
  • Ziebl (118)
  • Zlan (403 )


The area was settled around 600 AD by Keltoromanen who retreated before the advancing Slavs.

In the 12th and 13th centuries Stockenboi included in the County Ortenbourg. Under Emperor Ferdinand II was built at the foot of Alpe Golz 1621, the glassworks Tscherniheim, which existed until 1879. The energy of the White creek was used for sawmills, mills and forges, even this industry declined in the 19th century. The municipalities of Stockenboi and Paternion are almost identical with the territory of the former rule Paternion.

From an Office of the rule Paternion today Katastralgemeinden have emerged under Emperor Joseph II, from which in 1850 first three local churches Stockenboi, Wiederschwing and Ziebl constituted, however, were already merged in 1865 to the municipality Stockenboi. The municipal boundaries remained unchanged until 1973, when the eastern shore of White Lake came from the same community to Stockenboi.

The early 1930s was the Stockenboi ditch the vacation destination of the painter Max Liebermann, whose pictures already show dilapidated courtyards. Also a Stockenboi vacationers was the writer Walter von Molo, the " Divorce " conditions and weird creatures of Stockenboier trench outlined in his novel.


The municipality has 1,743 inhabitants Stockenboi (2001), of which 97.3 % have Austrian citizenship. 66.7 % of the population profess the Protestant and 28.2% to the Roman Catholic Church, 1.0% to Islam. 2.5 % have no religious confession.

Culture and sights

  • Parish Zlan: The Protestant parish church was built in Zlan 1804/ 05, the tower 1950.
  • The Catholic parish church of St. Nicholas in Stockenboi was mentioned in 1499, consecrated in 1513.
  • Chapel of Mary Magdalene in Tragail.

Economy and infrastructure

According to the 2001 census, there are 55 workplaces with 128 employees in the community and 549 commuters ( 2001). There are 158 agricultural and forestry holdings ( including 56 in the main acquisition ), which together manage 6,086 ha ( 1999). The share of the agricultural area is about 13 % of the municipality, about 70 % is covered by forest. Of importance is tourism at the Weissensee and the Goldeck ski area.

There are two primary schools and a kindergarten. The transport infrastructure is via the Stockenboier country road ( L32 ) and the Zlaner country road ( L31 ). At the northeastern edge community in the Drau Valley the Tauern motorway (A 10) touches the municipality.


Parish council

The local council of Stockenboi has 15 members and is composed as follows since the municipal elections in 2009 together:

  • 8 FPK
  • 4 SPO
  • 3 ÖVP

Directly elected mayor is Hans -Jörg Kerschbaumer ( FPK ).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of Stockenboi shows " green one in the main shield -reaching silver tip, in a red water wheel floating, in the sign, a green wave beams. " The green shield reason is for the forest wealth of the municipality, the wave beams for the river Drava extending toward Weissbach as an important energy source and the red for the water wheel used for saws, mills and hammer mills hydropower. The silver tip represents the local mountain community, the Staff ( 2217 m).

Coat of arms and flag were presented to the community on April 22, 1987, the flag is green and white with integrated crest.


  • Hans Except Winkler (1919-1989), politician (SPÖ ), Mayor of Klagenfurt, the provincial government
  • Heinz Kuttin (* 1971), ski jumper
  • Friedbert Kerschbaumer ( b. 1951 ) pan flute player
  • Reinhart Rohr ( b. 1959 ), politician ( SPÖ)

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