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Coat of arms of Seitenstetten
Coat of arms
Seitenstetten is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°1′N 14°39′E / 48.017°N 14.650°E / 48.017; 14.650Coordinates: 48°1′N 14°39′E / 48.017°N 14.650°E / 48.017; 14.650
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Amstetten
 • Mayor Franz Deinhofer
 • Total 30.48 km2 (11.77 sq mi)
Elevation 349 m (1,145 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 3,346
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3353
Area code 07477

Seitenstetten is a town in the district of Amstetten in Lower Austria in Austria.


Seitenstetten lies in the Mostviertel in Lower Austra. About 25.84 percent of the municipality is forested.


One Udalschalk or Udiskalk, first mentioned in 1109, founded a monastery there in 1112 and gave all of his properties in Seitenstetten, Grünbach, Heft and Stille (in today's Upper Austria). In 1114, Benedictine monks from Göttweig Abbey were installed there. In 1116, Bishop Ulrich I. von Passau, related to the Udalschalk family, consecrated the abbey's church and donated the large Aschbach parish. In 1142, parish Wolfsbach was added. Those two major parishes were, by the time, split up into the fourteen parishes of which the abbey is in charge up to now.

Around 1180, Wichmann von Seeburg, Archbishop of Magdeburg, donated large woods near the Ybbs river.