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The contact point Oberpullendorf

Contact Point Manager

Rudolf Frühstück, Phone +43 59133 1225, Email

Police Station Kobersdorf, 7332 Kobersdorf, Hauptstraße 33

District Police Command
7350 Oberpullendorf, Hauptstraße 7

10 departments

District Oberpullendorf has an estimated population of 37,661 (as of 01.01.2018)

Area expansion
701 km²

28 municipalities

Sights and Attractions

Castle Lockenhaus Castle ruin Landsee, birthplace "Franz Liszt" in Raiding.

The district of Oberpullendorf and the Central Burgenland is a centre of the Croatian-speaking minority of Burgenland and lies nestled between the Ödenburger and Günser mountains of the hilly Central Burgenland. The centre is formed by the municipality of Oberpullendorf.

Piringsdorf was also known 150 years ago for the fact that men woven baskets in winter for their own needs and for resale. This tradition is still continued today; even in our time, humpback baskets made of hazelnut rods and "Simperl" made of corn straw are still made by hand for months. Beehives are also woven from straw. The "Braiding Museum" documents this old tradition of basket weaving and is currently housed in the showrooms of Böhm-Korbwaren.

Stoob can look back on a long tradition as a pottery community. A guild chest certifies Stoob as the centre of the pottery and pottery trade.

Today Stoob's pottery businesses, as well as Austria's only technical school for ceramics and kiln construction, are known far beyond the borders of Burgenland and Austria. The "Stoober Plutzer" is also a coveted souvenir. It is a vessel which was filled with water in the past and taken along for field work. On the field the plutzer was dug up to the neck into the ground, so that the contents remained cool the whole day. Today the plutzer is the symbol of Stoob.

Central Burgenland is also the most important cultivation area for the Blaufränkisch grape variety in Austria. Therefore the area around the wine villages Deutschkreutz, Horitschon, Neckenmarkt, Lutzmannsburg, Raiding, Unterpetersdorf and Großwarasdorf also bears the well-deserved name "Blaufränkischland". No other region has devoted itself as intensively to the culture of this noble red wine variety as the winegrowers in Central Burgenland. With the Blaufränkisch vine, it has been possible to create a red wine that is unmistakable and typical of the region worldwide.

The Sonnenland Mittelburgenland can be explored over a total length of about 23 km by bicycle on the "Draisinentour". You cycle on a romantic railway line starting from the Blaufränkischland, along the vineyards, sunflower fields, shady forests and romantic villages to the adventure, culture and shopping town of Oberpullendorf.

A sunny yellow is the dominant colour when the rape blossoms in spring and the sunflowers billow in the wind in midsummer.

There is much to discover along the way: for example the ruins of the castle Landsee, one of the largest fortifications in Central Europe until the 18th century, or the small mountain church in Stoob with its romantic frescoes. Or learn more about the famous pianist Franz Liszt in his birthplace in Raiding.
Wine lovers will find beautiful wine taverns and vinotheques along the way in Blaufränkischland.

The creation of two nature reserves with a high experience, educational and recreational value shows that landscape conservation plays an important role alongside wine culture.

For nature lovers the district offers two nature park areas

The "Geschriebenstein Nature Park" is developing more and more as an El Dorado for hikers, walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers and Nordic walkers. More than 500 km of marked hiking and cycling trails, various nature trails (such as a hunting trail, a wine trail, a grain trail and a mushroom trail) and a forest experience trail on both sides of the state border invite visitors to find out more about nature and get to know this unique cultural landscape. The Margarethenwarte is a popular excursion destination for holidaymakers. From this 31 m high wooden tower you can enjoy a wonderful landscape view. In good weather, the view ranges from Wechsel, Bucklige Welt, Rax, Schneeberg, Wiener Becken to Lake Neusiedl and the Hungarian part of the nature park.

The "Landseer Berge Nature Park" lies in the transition area between the foothills of the Alps and the Pannonian Plain and is an old border region rich in excavations and ruins. Of particular scenic interest are the Kleine Pauliberg, a basalt rock with old woods, the Heidriegel, a near-natural oak and pine forest and the unspoilt Rabnitztal valley. Highlights here are the Celtic Museum, a prehistoric nature trail, the bird nature trail, the nature park bathing lake, Kobersdorf Castle and the ruins of Landsee Castle.

The main focus in the Ladseer Berge Nature Park is on enjoyment, not on top sporting performance. The hikes therefore usually last a maximum of 3 hours. (pure walking time for families with children) or remain mostly under 300 meters of ascent.

You can also relax in the "Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg - Frankenau", where special offers for babies and toddlers make this spa unique. The "Funny Waters" spa area with Europe's longest indoor water slide is designed for those who don't want their heart to slip into their swimming trunks. The large adventure pool with Caribbean wave crests, mysterious grotto, waterfall and torrent also guarantees lots of water fun.