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Location within Austria

Coordinates: 46°53′13″N 15°30′51″E / 46.88694°N 15.51417°E / 46.88694; 15.51417Coordinates: 46°53′13″N 15°30′51″E / 46.88694°N 15.51417°E / 46.88694; 15.51417
Country Austria
State Styria
District Leibnitz
  Mayor Ing. Gerhard Sommer (ÖVP)
  Total 7.24 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Elevation 314 m (1,030 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 2,604
  Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8410
Area code 03182
Vehicle registration LB
Website wildon.gemeindeforum.at/

Wildon is a small town near Leibnitz in the Austrian state of Styria.


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.


An equestrian center and a lake for bathing, the Wildoner Teich, is to be found in the vicinity. Wildon is situated on a cycle track which runs alongside the Mur river from Graz to Bad Radkersburg.


The journey by train from Graz main station to Wildon takes approximately 27 minutes using trains travelling to Spielfeld-Straß.


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