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Thermal spa and the church
|• Mayor||Reinhard Knobloch (ÖVP)|
|• Total||20.66 km2 (7.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||288 m (945 ft)|
(1 January 2016)
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
- Bad Fischau
- Brunn an der Schneebergbahn.
The oldest traces of settlement in the area of the municipality date back to the Hallstatt culture (8th-6th century BC). A Roman road passed through the area, and the sources of Fischau were already used in the Roman era. The name Fischau was first mentioned in the 9th century. It was mentioned as a market town in 1166, and was site of the mint, too. However, it lost its importance after Wiener Neustadt, founded at the end of the 12th century, became the site of the mint.
Exploitation of the mineral springs of Fischau took a rise in 1872, when the spa resort (Kristalltherme) was opened. It was rebuilt and expanded to its current state in 1900. The prefix "Bad" (spa town) has been added to the name in 1929. The current market town was formed in 1969 by merging the municipalities of Brunn an der Schneebergbahn and Bad-Fischau.
Culture and sites of interest
- The thermal springs (19 °C), dating from 1900 in its present form.
- The church, built in the 12th century, received its present classicist shape in 1796-1798.
- The castle
- The cave Eisensteinhöhle
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Bad Fischau-Brunn.
- Ortsverzeichnis 2001, Statistik Austria
- Landesmuseum Niederösterreich