Spitz, Austria

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Spitz an der Donau - Ortszentrum.JPG
Coat of arms of Spitz
Coat of arms
Spitz is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°21′N 15°25′E / 48.350°N 15.417°E / 48.350; 15.417Coordinates: 48°21′N 15°25′E / 48.350°N 15.417°E / 48.350; 15.417
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Krems-Land
 • Mayor Hannes Hirtzberger
 • Total 23.83 km2 (9.20 sq mi)
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,615
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3620
Area code 02713
Website www.spitz-wachau.at

Spitz an der Donau is a market town in the district of Krems-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, further down from Willendorf on the left bank of the Danube.


Occupied since Celtic times, it was first mentioned in 830. A hill "Tausendeimerberg" (the "Hill of a Thousand Buckets") is so named because of the many grapes that grow there, for the Wachau valley, for which Spitz is in, is famous for them. The Late Gothic church to St. Maurice is famous for its Apostles (1380) and an altarpiece by Kremser Schmidt. To the south of Spitz is the famous fortress of Hinterhaus.

In February 2008, Spitz made an appearance in domestic news following the poisoning of then–mayor Dr. Hannes Hirtzberger.[2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1971 2,134 —    
1981 2,025 −5.1%
1991 1,931 −4.6%
2001 1,769 −8.4%

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