Wildon

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Wildon
Coat of arms of Wildon
Coat of arms
Wildon is located in Austria
Wildon
Wildon
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
Government
 • Mayor Ing. Gerhard Sommer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 7.24 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Elevation 314 m (1,030 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[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.

History[edit]

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. A medieval ruin is also situated on that hill.

Amenities[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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

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