Coat of arms

Location within Austria

Coordinates: 46°57′53″N 15°24′15″E / 46.96472°N 15.40417°E / 46.96472; 15.40417Coordinates: 46°57′53″N 15°24′15″E / 46.96472°N 15.40417°E / 46.96472; 15.40417
Country Austria
State Styria
District Graz-Umgebung
  Mayor Anton Scherbinek (ÖVP)
  Total 29.27 km2 (11.30 sq mi)
Elevation 351 m (1,152 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 5,784
  Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 8054, 8141, 8143, 8144, 8401
Area code 03136

Premstätten is since January 2016 a new market town with 5,784 residents (as of 2016-01-01) in Graz-Umgebung District of Styria, Austria. However, it was previously founded in January 2015 as the town name "Unterpremstätten-Zettling".

The municipality was founded as part of the Styria municipal structural reform,[2][3] on 31 December 2014, from the dissolved independent municipalities Unterpremstätten and Zettling.[4]

One petition from the municipality Zettling against merging, at the Constitutional Court, was introduced but was unsuccessful.[5]

After a corresponding municipal council, the municipality carries since 2016 the name "Premstätten".[6][7]


Municipality arrangement

The municipal territory includes the following six sections or like-named Katastralgemeinden (areas and populations as of 1 January 2015[8]):



The first mayor after the merger, Anton Scherbinek (ÖVP), was elected by the municipal council on 20 April 2015 during the constitutive session. Until then, the Commissioner of the Government, Günter Scherübl had been in charge of official business since 1 January 2015.

Town council

The council consists of 25 members, which are made up of the following groups:

The prior elections brought the following results:

Party 2015 2010 1)
Stimmen % Mandate St. % M. 2)
ÖVP 1378 45 12 1593 53
Liste Ingrid Baumhackl 877 28 7 nicht kandidiert
SPÖ 488 16 4 638 21
FPÖ 209 7 1 251 8
Die Grünen 133 4 1 136 5
Mit Josef Eisner
für Unterpremstätten
nicht kandidiert 370 12
Wahlbeteiligung 64 % 73 %

1) The municipality amalgamation now carried was followed in the voting results.
2) The notional comparison election shows at Fusion municipalities summed votes of the original communities. Therefore, comparisons are not possible.


The coats of arms of the dissolved communities lost their official validity on January 1, 2015. The new award took effect on 25 January 2016.[9]
The blazon (crest description) reads:

"Above a shield-foot with a red, silver-grooved brick wall, on the right in silver, a green spruce, on the left in blue, three natural bees".



In Premstätten, the Polizeiinspektion (PI) established that the district police command is under Graz-Umgebung. The PI is locally responsible for the municipalities of Premstätten and Dobl-Zwaring.

Furthermore, the highway patrol inspection (API) Graz West for the A2 and A9 motorways has its headquarters in Premstätten Bäckweg, founded in 1974 as a department of the highway gendarmerie.[10]

Culture and sights

Schloss Premstätten


  1. Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 2016-01-01), 2016-01-01.
  2. Steiermärkische Gemeindestrukturreform
  3. § 3 Abs. 1 Z 1 des Gesetzes vom 17. Dezember 2013 über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden des Landes Steiermark (Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG). Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark vom 2. April 2014. Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014. ZDB-ID 705127-x. S. 2.
  4. § 3 Abs. 3 Z 5 des Gesetzes vom 17. Dezember 2013 über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden des Landes Steiermark (Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG). Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark vom 2. April 2014. Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014. Template:ZDB-ID. S. 3.
  5. Erkenntnis des VfGH vom 9. Dezember 2014, G 127/2014.
  6. Gemeinderatsprotokoll vom 19. Mai 2015
  7. - "Schon wieder neue Gemeinde-Namen"
  8. Einwohner nach Ortschaften (Excel-Datei, 766 KB); abgerufen am 29. Juli 2015
  9. 1. Verlautbarung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung vom 14. Jänner 2016 über die Verleihung des Rechtes zur Führung eines Gemeindewappens an die Marktgemeinde Premstätten (politischer Bezirk Graz-Umgebung), abgerufen am 26. Jänner 2016
  10. 40 Jahre Autobahnpolizei Graz-West, 9. Oktober 2014, abgerufen 25. Dezember 2015

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