• ÖVP: 16
  • SPÖ: 3

Zeillern is an Austrian market town with 1774 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district of Amstetten in Lower Austria.


Zeillern located in the heart of the wine district in Lower Austria. 15.41 percent of the area of the municipality is forested.

The market town Zeillern consists only of the same cadastral.

It includes numerous districts: Destelberg, village, Edla Engersdorf, Flat Mountain, Friedl Wheel, Prayer Mountain, Groschopf, Hickersberg, Hörsdorf, cherry wood, Kleinberg, Lviv, Ludwig village, Luppenberg, Oberzeillern, Pyhra, Rabe conducting, Reinthal, Reitz Mountain, Rosenfeld, salt Grub, Schörghof ) and several named individual farms ( the jetty, Dirnberg, Gatterbauer, Digging, Humpelhof, Kobl, royal court, Krenberg, Limberg, mash mountain, Melbing, Mill Colonnade, Oberdona, upper Grub, upper Hub, Oberleiten, Pauleiten, Preinesberg, Reith, Rohra, Lower Grub, Lower stroke, Wieser, Wingersleiten.


In ancient times, the area was part of the province of Noricum. Already 791, at the beginning of Awarenkriege, gave Charlemagne the baierischen monastery Niederaltaich the place Zeillern. The monastery was built here a missionary center for the new Baierische Ostland. This donation was confirmed to the Germans in 863 by King Ludwig. In the Austrian heartland of Lower Austria lying the place told the eventful history of Austria.

Population Development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 1,650 inhabitants. In 1991, the market town of 1,579 inhabitants in 1981 and 1,568 in 1971, 1,505 inhabitants.


Mayor of the municipality is Friedrich Pallinger, office manager Wolfgang Ladner.

In the council there after the municipal elections in 2010 for a total of 19 seats following distribution of seats: 16 ÖVP, SPÖ 3, no other seats.

Culture and sights

  • Zeillern Castle: the castle now houses a hotel and conference center
  • Parish Zeillern: three-nave Gothic hall church with Romanesque elements; Tower with a steep hipped roof, nave with a steep gable roof; dedicated to St. James the Greater.
  • For the design of the square between the parish church, the castle and the castle island with a so-called red carpet with the architect Caren ear Hallinger the market town was awarded in 2012 the Lower Austrian village and urban renewal price.

Economy and infrastructure

Non-agricultural workplaces, there were 38 in 2001, according to the 1999 survey, there were 116 agricultural and forestry holdings. Employed at the residence were 2001 795 people according to the census. The employment rate in 2001 was 49.03 percent. In 2003, on average there were 14 unemployed at the site.