Location within Austria
|Coordinates: 47°44′50″N 16°14′50″E / 47.74722°N 16.24722°ECoordinates: 47°44′50″N 16°14′50″E / 47.74722°N 16.24722°E|
|• Mayor||Bernhard Karnthaler (ÖVP)|
|• Total||29.80 km2 (11.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||298 m (978 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Lanzenkirchen is situated on the river Leitha, south of the city Wiener Neustadt, at the foot of the Rosaliengebirge mountain range. The municipality consists of the 5 Katastralgemeinden Lanzenkirchen, Frohsdorf, Haderswörth, Kleinwolkersdorf and Ofenbach.
Origin of the place names in Lanzenkirchen
Lanzenkirchen: The name comes from a German settler who built a church. His name was Anzo or Lanzo. The name Lanzenkirchen was first mentioned in 1130.
Frohsdorf: The original name was Krottendorf because many toads (German: Kröten) were found in the water-rich area. It became Froschdorf in the 17th century (German: Frosch means "frog"). Its present name has been used since the beginning of the 19th century.
Haderswörth: This name means "river island of Hadurich".
Kleinwolkersdorf: Until around 1800 the village was known as Wolfkersdorf, meaning "village of Wolfkers".
Ofenbach: The place was originally known as Quenbach. The origin of the name Ofenbach is unknown.
Sites of interest
- Schloss Frohsdorf, a baroque castle
- the 13th century St. Nicholas church in Lanzenkirchen