Wimpassing an der Leitha

  • ÖVP: 10
  • SPÖ: 6
  • FPO: 3

Wimpassing an der Leitha is a municipality with 1329 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in Burgenland in the district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung in Austria who work directly with the Lower Austrian town Wampersdorf (hamlet of Pott village, district of Baden ) is connected.

The Hungarian name of the village is Vimpác.


The municipality is located in the northern part of Burgenland along the border with Lower Austria near the state capital of Eisenstadt. Wimpassing an der Leitha is the only place in the community.


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.

Finds from the Neolithic period indicate a prehistoric settlement history.

Later, under the Romans today Wimpassing then lay in the province of Pannonia.

1587 was built by the Franciscans in Wimpassing a monastery founded, appeared in the last decade of the 16th century, some German -language prints, such as the " Psalter of Wimpassing " ( 1593) and other religious works. This Wimpassing was the first place in the territory of present-day Austria, emerged in the German -language book prints. Since 1628 the monastery was used by the Franciscans and in 1787 repealed under Joseph II first.

Wimpassing an der Leitha 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 Vimpác. 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 ).

In 1929 the nursing order of Kamillaner after Wimpassing and uses since the former Franciscan monastery.




The People's Party has an absolute majority in the municipal council and, with Josef Wolowiec the mayor.

The distribution of seats (19 seats) in the municipal council is ÖVP 10, 6 SPÖ, FPÖ 3, Green 0 0 lists and other mandates.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is painted in the colors red gold blue.

Blazon: The Golden Cross represents the Wimpassinger Cross and the parish church of the Immaculate Conception. The golden bridge and the blue Leitha refer to historical and topographical elements - instead of today's Wimpassing was in the early Middle Ages to the Leitha bridge a border guard settlement - but also symbolized the position of the boundary community on the Leitha. The bridge has always been but also a symbol of the aspiration of the people to overcome divisive and to connect in this way country and its people with their cultures, ideas, views and values.

Culture and sights

  • Former Franciscan Monastery: with a defense wall from the 16th century
  • Baroque parish church: built in 1723, the high altar dating from around 1780 and has two large figures of angels; it is located on a hill
  • Wimpassinger Cross: Between 1784 and 1939, which was located in the parish church ' Wimpassinger Cross, ' an important cultural monument, which was originally established in the Vienna Minoritenkirche. 1939 the cross was brought to restoration works to Vienna, and burned in 1945 in the St. Stephen's Cathedral. There you can see a copy of the cross.
  • Holy Trinity Column: 17th century
  • Bruendl Chapel: built in 1877, neogothic


  • Leitha bike path: the Leitha - bike route through Wimpassing.


Wimpassing is also known for its active social life, for no less than sixteen clubs can call this place his own. Among other things, there is the sports club Wimpassing (SVW, founded in 1926 ), the volunteer fire department and a table tennis club; as the Pensionistenverband, the Senior Citizens 'Association, the Parents' Association, the Choral Society, the Allsport club, the Biker Club B16, the Riding and Driving Club Leitha Au, Riding and Driving Club Wimpassing ( which is the reigning national champion carriage driving ), as well as the Kinderfreunde Wimpassing. It is also known tennis club Wimpassing.

The Hunting Party, the library Wimpassing, the Foundation children's home and the parish council should be mentioned here. Furthermore, the artist association is (which is networked with other artists associations ) behind Leithaberg to mention.