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The contact point Eisenstadt

Contact Point Manager

Kurt Pavitsits, Phone +43 59 133 15 1010,, Email

County Police Department
7000 Eisenstadt, Ruster Straße 124, Phone +43 59133 15, eMail

In addition to the entire administration, the Federal Office building houses the State Criminal Police Office, the State Traffic Department, the State Office for Constitutional Protection and Counter-Terrorism, the Burgenland Operations Control Centre and the Eisenstadt Police Station.

10 departments, of which 1 border inspection

The Eisenstadt area has an estimated population of 42,569 (as of 01.01.2018).

Area Expansion
453 km²

23 municipalities, including the provincial capital Eisenstadt, Freistadt Rust and the two towns of Neufeld and Purbach

Eisenstadt - state capital since 1925

When Burgenland came to Austria at the turn of the year 1921/22 after a difficult three-year struggle, it was a land of villages. With Ödenburg one had lost not only the capital, but also a central traffic junction. After three votes Eisenstadt became the seat of the provincial parliament and the provincial government on 30 April 1925.

The old free-city was a historically grown city with its tradition as a resistance of the princes Esterházy. The cultural life and work of important personalities made Eisenstadt famous far beyond its borders.

After the National Socialists took power, Burgenland disappeared from the map. Eisenstadt lost its status as the provincial capital on 15 October 1938 and was appointed district capital. Russian troops occupied the city on 1 April 1945. With the end of the Second World War, Burgenland was rebuilt and Eisenstadt was once again named the provincial capital.

The executive branch of Burgenland was housed in Esterházy Castle for several years after the end of the war. Already at the beginning of the 50's, people moved to the country house. Although it was advantageous that all the "leaders" of Burgenland were united in one house, the premises soon became too small. For decades they "fought" for their own "home". Planning began in 1980 and was completed 10 years later. In December 1990 the time had come. The building was handed over in the course of a small celebration. The headquarters of the "Burgenländische Sicherheit" has been located at Neusiedler Straße 84 since that time.

Modern dynamic city - If you take a look at our state capital today, you can be proud of the steps that have been taken in the last 80 years. Eisenstadt has developed into a modern and dynamic district town with an excellent reputation at home and abroad. The city has a modern and efficient infrastructure, a wide range of offers, numerous leisure facilities and the best ecological conditions. This is confirmed by various ecological studies, tests and surveys: In a Europe-wide comparison, Eisenstadt was certified as having the highest quality of life of all the regions tested.

High quality of life - Eisenstadt has the highest per capita income of all provincial capitals; Eisenstadt was voted Austria's most women- and pedestrian-friendly city. There were also awards for the exemplary care of young people and the creation of youth leisure facilities. Due to exemplary living quality and a wide range of apartments, one can look forward to a constantly growing influx. Construction and land prices are affordable and young families are welcome.

The city currently has dedicated building land reserves for an additional 6,000 inhabitants. More than 800 commercial and industrial enterprises make Eisenstadt the most important shopping city in the region. The trading companies have a total sales area of 37,000 m².
Recreation, leisure, joie de vivre - both guests and residents can take advantage of a wide range of leisure activities (tennis, horseback riding, open-air swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, artificial ice rink, sports hall, cycle paths, two golf courses in the immediate vicinity, sailing and surfing on Lake Neusiedl, youth centre). Numerous clubs (sports clubs, music clubs, fire brigades, Lions clubs, etc.) promote the community and quickly integrate "new settlers".

Culture is the focus of tourism. As the cultural capital of the region, 80 classical concerts will also welcome many guests from Hungary, Vienna and Lower Austria. The highlight is the International Haydn Days at Esterházy Castle. Concerts and theatre performances are also offered regularly in the Culture and Congress Centre.

The centrally located 50 hectare castle park is the city's green lung. In the health sector, Eisenstadt has a high infrastructure with the main hospital, home nursing care and a senior citizens' residential and nursing home. In addition, there is the highest physician density in Austria.

Sights and Attractions

Pilgrimage church to the Immaculate Conception, Turkish Gate in Purbach, Roman quarry in St. Margarethen.

The district of Eisenstadt occupies the fourth place within the seven districts of Burgenland with an area of 453 km², including the two free cities of Eisenstadt and Rust. It borders on the Neusiedler district in the northeast and in the east, on Hungary in the south with the simultaneous national and state border, on the Mattersburg district in the southeast and on Lower Austria in the northwest.

Fascinating Panorama of the Lowlands

If one comes from the federal capital Vienna, it is first of all the Leithagebirge that attracts the visitor. Although only about 500 meters at its highest elevation, the Sonnenberg (483m), it looks like a mountain range in the otherwise flat landscape. Those who now come over the Leithagebirge into the district can see a fascinating panorama of a low plain that ends in the huge mirror of a lake. Its only tributary, the Wulka, forms the central part of the district, called the Wulka plain or Eisenstädter Becken. Another scenic part is the Ruster Hügelland, known to visitors from the popular television series "Der Winzerkönig".

Pannonian climate, viticulture, culture

More than any other part of Burgenland, the region is influenced by the Pannonian climate. Europe's largest steppe lake, Lake Neusiedl, also has a decisive influence on the climate. Its water surface compensates for extreme temperatures, prevents late frosts in spring and extends late summer into autumn. The strong evaporation has a very favourable effect on viticulture. The lake freezes for 50 days on average over many years, enabling reed cutting and ice sports.

According to the climatic conditions, agriculture prevails in the western part of the district, in the lake foreland and at the foot of the slope of the Leithagebirge one finds above all viticulture, which reaches far into the basin of the Wulka.

The favourable climate during the main holiday season, the proximity of the Vienna conurbation and a number of cultural-historically important sights bring many tourists to the region. Numerous cultural events such as the St. Margarethen Opera Festival and the Mecca of Operetta - Mörbisch are well known in Central Europe. Apart from a few exceptions, the performances are sold out and therefore of enormous economic importance for the entire district.

Minorities, Economy, Soft Tourism

The proportion of Croatian-speaking inhabitants of the district is relatively high and can be assumed at 25%. Nine municipalities can be described as Croatian places.
From an economic point of view, the district benefits from its location, especially from tourism and viticulture. Both sectors can prosper and survive in the long run, especially through harmonious adaptation to the demands of tourism.

In the area of tourism, the focus has been on soft tourism, where nature and tourism are not mutually exclusive but complementary. Thus the communities along the Leithagebirge founded a common tourism concept, the so-called "Kirschblütenregion" (cherry blossom region), in order to attract guests to the region all year round.

The aim is not only to attract sporting guests, i.e. water sports and cycling, but also to enjoy the region, above all through the numerous wineries and taverns, and of course culture.
Especially in wine-growing it was possible to contribute to the reputation of the district as a producer of first-class wines by setting quality standards and integrating the region as a whole.