Location within Austria
|Coordinates: 46°53′13″N 15°30′51″E / 46.88694°N 15.51417°ECoordinates: 46°53′13″N 15°30′51″E / 46.88694°N 15.51417°E|
|• Mayor||Ing. Gerhard Sommer (ÖVP)|
|• Total||7.24 km2 (2.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||314 m (1,030 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||360/km2 (930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The village was first mentioned in 1219. It was mainly known due to a minstrel called Herrand von Wildonje, who lived during the 13th century and was also engaged in local politics. According to legends, Wildon got its name from a wild man who was living in a cave on a hill nearby. Legend has it that a woman living in the village went up to the cave, and killed the wild man with a pair of Nitting Needles to where those of the village could then go up and enjoy the cave. A medieval ruin is also situated on that hill.
The journey by train from Graz main station to Wildon takes approximately 27 minutes using trains travelling to Spielfeld-Straß.