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The contact point Oberwart

Contact Point Manager

Hans Renner, Phone +43 59133 1240, Email

Police Station Oberwart, 7400 Oberwart, Bahnhofstraße 4

District Police Command
7400 Oberwart, Bahnhofstraße 4

11 police stations

District Oberwart has an estimated population of 54,156 (as of 01.01.2018)

Area expansion
732 km²

32 municipalities

Sights and Attractions

Castle Bernstein, Castle Schlaining with peace university, burial mound from the Celtic and Roman times in Bernstein, late gothic church in Mariasdorf.

The region is a crossroads of cultures. Protestant and Catholic settlement points are located next to each other as well as those of the German-speaking population, Hungarians, Croats and Roma.

The Tatzmannsdorf spa has been in existence for over 400 years. The district Oberwart developed not only by the geographical situation to the economic and political centre of the region. For a long time the district suffered from the "dead border" to the east. Despite all efforts, however, many jobs are still lacking today. In Pinkafeld there is a university of applied sciences with a focus on research into renewable energy.

With the vineyards of Rechnitz, the Csaterberg and the Eisenberg there are important vineyards of the wine idyll near the town of Oberwart, also called the metropolis of southern Burgenland. Along the Pinkatal Wine Route you can taste exquisite wines. The vineyards of the region lie on picturesque grounds and the many Buschenschenken (wine taverns) invite you to "idyllic" enjoyment. From the highest mountain of Burgenland (Geschriebenstein) to the foothills of the Hungarian lowlands, this region can also offer untouched nature.

Mining in the Oberwart region - once upon a time

In the Bernsteiner Felsenmuseum the mine part of the museum is located in underground galleries. Copper and sulphur pyrites were mined in Bernstein as early as the Middle Ages.

Already in very early times mankind appreciated antimony ore and metal, which was mined in the antimony mining in Schlaining. After the annexation of Austria to the German Reich, work was begun in May 1938 to rebuild the mining operation. After the withdrawal of the occupying powers, Schlaining was integrated into Bleiberger Bergwerks Union AG. On August 31, 1985, 150 people were employed in this company. In the meantime the mine was closed and the mining of these ores was stopped.

Geschriebenstein Nature Park - Irottkö

The nature park extends around the Geschriebenstein, which at 884 m is the highest elevation in Burgenland. A hunting nature trail and a wine nature trail in Rechnitz show interesting facts about our flora and fauna and about the development of wine. In winter, three groomed cross-country trails with varying degrees of difficulty invite you to take part in sporting activities in the nature park. Many other sights such as a bird of prey station, sculpture park, boot maker museum and many other events invite you to get to know this unique cultural landscape.