Yspertal is a market town with 1820 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district of Melk in Lower Austria.

  • 5.1 Coat of Arms


Yspertal located in the southern Waldviertel in Lower Austria. The area of ​​the municipality covers 47.65 square kilometers. 67.64 percent of the area is forested.

Community structure

The municipality comprises the following five villages (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Haslau (101 )
  • Kapeller Office ( 193)
  • Next Altenmarkt (182 )
  • Wimberg (383)
  • Yspertal ( 956)

The municipality comprises the cadastral Altenmarkt, Isper, Kapeller Office and Wimberg.

Neighboring communities


In ancient times, the area was part of the province of Noricum. In the core Austrian state of Lower Austria lying the place informed the eventful history of Austria.

The municipality was created in 1966 from the merger of the two communities Ysper and Kapeller office. By 1969, the municipalities Altenmarkt and Yspertal merged to community Altenmarkt- Yspertal. In 1972, the municipality Wimberg was connected and the community received its present name.

Since 1990, in Yspertal the institution of higher education for the environment and economy of the Cistercian Monastery Zwettl.

Population Development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 1900 inhabitants. In 1991, the market town of 1834 inhabitants, 1995 and 1981 in 1971, 1933 inhabitants.


The council has 19 seats, mayor of the municipality is Karl Moser, office director since March 1, 2010 Alois showers.

In the municipal elections of 2005, the ÖVP and the SPÖ reached 12 7 mandates. In the municipal elections of 2010, the SPÖ lost two seats to the ÖVP.

Coat of arms

Blazon: " From black and red raised divided by a gold chevron, in chief a gold ring, down over a blue, lined with a silver thread sign foot a golden zinnenbekrönter tower with three two questions to one, rectangular black windows and a closed round arch, in the sign an upwardly curved silver fish, a towering tail and head in the red box. "

Culture and sights

Economy and infrastructure

Non-agricultural workplaces, there were 84 in 2001, agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey 149 The number of persons employed at the residence was according to the 2001 census 838 The employment rate in 2001 was 45.15 percent.


  • Abbot Wolfgang Wiedermann
  • Erwin Pröll
  • Dr. Gerhard Brantner
  • Vice Mayor retired Johann Landstetter
  • Pastor Hans Wick †


In the Ysperklamm