Bad Vöslau

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Bad Vöslau
Coat of arms of Bad Vöslau
Coat of arms
Bad Vöslau is located in Austria
Bad Vöslau
Bad Vöslau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°58′N 16°13′E / 47.967°N 16.217°E / 47.967; 16.217Coordinates: 47°58′N 16°13′E / 47.967°N 16.217°E / 47.967; 16.217
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Baden
Government
 • Mayor Christoph Prinz
Area
 • Total 36.74 km2 (14.19 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 11,700
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2540
Area code 02252

Bad Vöslau is a spa town in the Lower Austria federal state of Austria. It is also known as the cradle of the Austrian red wine cultivation. Population (2008): 11,190.

Geography[edit]

Bad Vöslau is located 35 km south of Vienna.

History[edit]

In 1770, the Earl of Fries, whose vineyards were situated around Bad Vöslau, was the first from this region to grow red wine on a large scale. The red wine and the sparkling wine from Bad Vöslau were made famous worldwide by Robert Schlumberger.

In 1954, Bad Vöslau became a city and the brand "Vöslauer Stadtsiegel" was born.

On August 26, 1867, the Treaty of Vöslau was signed between the Kingdom of Greece and the Principality of Serbia.

Populations[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 4,176 —    
1880 5,453 +30.6%
1890 6,330 +16.1%
1900 6,987 +10.4%
1910 7,799 +11.6%
1923 8,312 +6.6%
1934 8,602 +3.5%
1939 9,848 +14.5%
1951 9,166 −6.9%
1961 9,223 +0.6%
1971 10,204 +10.6%
1981 10,524 +3.1%
1991 11,055 +5.0%
2001 10,998 −0.5%
2011 10,309 −6.3%
Vöslau castle now town hall

Personalities[edit]

Johann Graf Fries (1718-1793)
  • Johann von Fries (1719-1785), the counts of Fries - with an interruption, from 1773 to 1902 owner of the Vöslau dominion and both historically and economically of the greatest importance for the development of the place
  • Ami Boué (1794-1881) came from an emigrated French Huguenot family, traveled all over Europe as a geologist and ethnologist between 1812 and 1839. He wrote about the Vöslauer sources between 1841 and 1874 nine works. He is buried in a crypt in the Vöslau cemetery.
  • Hannelore Valencak (1929-2004), Austrian writer, lived until her death in Bad Vöslau
  • Arnulf Rainer (born 1929), Austrian painter, lived and worked 1953-59 in his family-owned villa in Gainfarn, Berggasse 18
  • Wolfgang Gratzer (* 1965 in Bad Vöslau), musicologist and book author. 2010-2014 Vizerektor for development and research of University Mozarteum Salzburg
  • Jacob Levy Moreno was from 1918 to 1925 community physician and factory worker of the worsted factory. He was the founder of sociometry, group psychotherapy and "psychodrama", lived and worked in Haus Maital 4. He emigrated to the USA in 1925.

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