Ansfelden

Ansfelden is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. The rivers Traun and Krems run through the municipality. The town is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of the composer and organist Anton Bruckner.

Ansfelden
Ansfelden Kirchturm.jpg
Coat of arms of Ansfelden
Ansfelden is located in Austria
Ansfelden
Ansfelden
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°12′30″N 14°17′20″E / 48.20833°N 14.28889°E / 48.20833; 14.28889Coordinates: 48°12′30″N 14°17′20″E / 48.20833°N 14.28889°E / 48.20833; 14.28889
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictLinz-Land
Government
 • MayorManfred Baumberger (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total31.35 km2 (12.10 sq mi)
Elevation
289 m (948 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total16,194
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4052 and 4053
Area code07229, 07227 and 0732
Vehicle registrationLL
Websitewww.ansfelden.at
Church Ansfelden

Ansfelden has two museums, the Anton Bruckner Museum and a museum of musical instruments.

In the town's coat of arms, granted on October 28, 1985, the wavy stripe represents the two rivers, the organ pipes the organist and composer Bruckner, and the cog-wheel the town's paper-mills and other older industries.[3]

Between 1945 and 1964 the DP Camp Haid was located in the district Haid.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18692,280—    
18802,491+9.3%
18902,485−0.2%
19002,720+9.5%
19102,780+2.2%
19233,056+9.9%
19343,324+8.8%
19393,646+9.7%
19518,879+143.5%
19617,941−10.6%
197111,074+39.5%
198113,324+20.3%
199114,636+9.8%
200114,789+1.0%
201115,673+6.0%

Local council (Gemeinderat)Edit

Seats in the council, Elections 2015:

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

 
Anton Bruckner 1889
  • Anton Bruckner (1824–1896), composer, organist and teacher of music theory and pipe organ performance
  • Walter Wimmer (1919–2003), politician (SPÖ) and member of parliament
  • Hermann Aichmair (born 1924), university professor, author, painter and sculptor
  • Hermann Krist (born 1959), politician (SPÖ) and member of parliament
  • Josef Schicklgruber (1967), football player (goalkeeper).

People with relationship to the cityEdit

  • Bernhard Sallmann (born 1967), German filmmaker; grew up in Ansfelden
  • Werner Gruber (born 1970), neurophysicist and author; grew up in Ansfelden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Baumert, Herbert Erich (1988). "Die Wappen der Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden Oberösterreichs 7. Nachtrag (1984–1987)" (PDF). Oberösterreichische Heimatblätter (in German). 4: 224. Retrieved 22 January 2020. (Page 9 in the PDF.)