Kleinzell

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Kleinzell
Coat of arms of Kleinzell
Coat of arms
Kleinzell is located in Austria
Kleinzell
Kleinzell
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°59′N 15°45′E / 47.983°N 15.750°E / 47.983; 15.750Coordinates: 47°59′N 15°45′E / 47.983°N 15.750°E / 47.983; 15.750
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Lilienfeld
Government
 • Mayor Reinhard Hagen
Area
 • Total 93.02 km2 (35.92 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 848
 • Density 9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3171
Area code 02766
Website http://www.kleinzell.gv.at/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=6

Kleinzell is a town in the district of Lilienfeld in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1971 1,073 —    
1981 1,017 −5.2%
1991 845 −16.9%
2001 834 −1.3%
2014 837 +0.4%

Sights[edit]

The small parish church in Kleinzell was built in the 14th Century. It is stately perched on top of the hill. Fifty-six stairs lead up to the parish built in honor of Mary's Assumption into heaven. The wooden altar was created by Linz sculptor Ludwig Linzinger in 1897 as part of the neo-Gothic renovations. The relief shows the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the announcement made by the Angel Gabriel saying that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus. Cross ribbed ceiling. Artistically carved, wooden Stations of the Cross hang on the walls. The oldest bell in the district tolls every Saturday at noon as a reminder that once sirens blared warning the villagers of impending bomb attacks. The refurbished chamber organ was built by Ignaz Gatto "The Elder" in AD 1750.[2]

Personalities[edit]

This is also the hometown of Gertrude Kerschner. Her life story can be found in "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Kleinzell.
  2. ^ Cynthia A. Sandor (2012). Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth. pp. 89–90. ISBN 978-0-578-17724-3.