• SPÖ: 8
  • ÖVP: 6
  • LBL: 1

Zillingtal is a municipality with 926 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in Burgenland in the west of the district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung in Austria.

The Hungarian name of the village is Völgyfalu. In place ( Croatian name Celindof ) there are many members of the Burgenland- Croatian minority.


The municipality is located in the northern Burgenland to the Lower Austrian border. Zillingtal 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.

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

In Zillingtal an Avar burial ground dating from the 7th and 8th centuries, which was discovered in 1927 exists.

The first written mention of the town dates back to the year 1271. 1529 and 1683 Zillingtal was destroyed by the Turks. After that, Croats settled.

The place 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 Völgyfalu. 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 ).




The mayor is John Fellinger of the SPÖ, Vice Mayor Karl Aibler of the ÖVP. Head of Office is Eva Karacson.

The distribution of seats (15 seats) in the municipal council is 8 SPÖ, ÖVP 6, LBL 1, other lists 0 mandates.

Coat of arms

Blazon: In red a golden griffin, on whose flight a golden heart flower grows.

The award of the municipality coat of arms took place on 27 June 1992.

Culture and sights

The parish church built in 1659 is a building of the Baroque with an interior from the Rococo period.


  • Johann Kruesz (1879-1960), farmer and politician
  • Johann Wildt I. (1913-1983), farmer and politician
  • Wildt Johann II (1937-1987), farmer and politician


A Strohpyramidenbau in the year 1999 (15.600 straw bales were stacked by hand into a pyramid with 23 m by 23 m floor area and 14.6 m height ) resulted in an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.