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Coat of arms of Neulengbach
Coat of arms
Neulengbach is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°11′00″N 15°54′00″E / 48.18333°N 15.90000°E / 48.18333; 15.90000Coordinates: 48°11′00″N 15°54′00″E / 48.18333°N 15.90000°E / 48.18333; 15.90000
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Sankt Pölten-Land
 • Mayor Franz Wohlmuth (ÖVP)
 • Total 51.63 km2 (19.93 sq mi)
Elevation 251 m (823 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 8,169
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3040
Area code 02772
Vehicle registration PL

Neulengbach is a municipality in the district of Sankt Pölten-Land in Lower Austria.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 3,985 —    
1880 4,460 +11.9%
1890 4,406 −1.2%
1900 4,772 +8.3%
1910 5,556 +16.4%
1923 5,865 +5.6%
1934 5,853 −0.2%
1939 5,981 +2.2%
1951 5,823 −2.6%
1961 5,307 −8.9%
1971 5,585 +5.2%
1981 6,537 +17.0%
1991 6,147 −6.0%
2001 7,120 +15.8%
2011 7,837 +10.1%

Historical personalities[edit]

In 1911, the twenty-one year-old artist Egon Schiele met the seventeen-year-old Walburga (Wally) Neuzil, who lived with him in Vienna and served as a model for some of his most striking paintings. They moved to the village of Český Krumlov (Krumau) in southern Bohemia, the birthplace of Schiele's mother, but were driven out by the disapproval of their lifestyle, which including the alleged employment of the town's teenage girls as his models.

Then they moved to Neulengbach, seeking inspirational surroundings and an inexpensive studio in which to work. As previously, Schiele's studio became a gathering place for Neulengbach's delinquent children. Schiele's way of life aroused much animosity among the town's inhabitants, and in April 1912 he was arrested for seducing a young girl below the age of consent.

When they came to his studio to place him under arrest, the police seized more than a hundred drawings which they considered pornographic. Schiele was imprisoned while awaiting his trial. When his case was brought before a judge, the charges of seduction and abduction were dropped, but the artist was found guilty of exhibiting erotic drawings in a place accessible to children. In court, the judge burned one of the offending drawings over a candle flame. The twenty-one days he had already spent in custody were taken into account, and he was sentenced to a further three days' imprisonment. While in prison, Schiele created a series of 12 paintings depicting the difficulties and discomfort of being locked in a jail cell.[2]



  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Neulengbach.
  2. ^ Comini, Alessandra (1973). Schiele in Prison. New York: New York Graphic Society.