Halbturn (Hungarian: Féltorony) is a town in the district of Neusiedl am See in the Austrian state of Burgenland. It borders Hungary to the east and is near Andau, Gols, and Mönchof.

Halbturn
Halbturn Palace
Halbturn Palace
Coat of arms of Halbturn
Coat of arms
Halbturn is located in Austria
Halbturn
Halbturn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°52′N 16°58′E / 47.867°N 16.967°E / 47.867; 16.967Coordinates: 47°52′N 16°58′E / 47.867°N 16.967°E / 47.867; 16.967
CountryAustria
StateBurgenland
DistrictNeusiedl am See
Government
 • MayorMarkus Ulram (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total55.21 km2 (21.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,901
 • Density34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7131
Websitewww.halbturn.at

HistoryEdit

In 2008 a team of archeologists discovered a third-century AD amulet in the form of a gold scroll with the words of the Jewish prayer Shema' Yisrael (Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one) inscribed on it. It is considered to be the earliest surviving evidence of a Jewish presence in what is now Austria.[3]

Halbturn Castle was built between 1701 and 1711 by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt as a hunting lodge for Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. His daughter, Empress Maria Theresa, had it enlarged and gave it to her daughter Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen. In 1955 it was inherited by Baron Paul Waldbott von Bassenheim, a Habsburg matrilineal descendant. In 2008 it passed to his nephew, Count Markus von Königsegg-Aulendorf.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
18692,093—    
18802,473+18.2%
18902,263−8.5%
19002,429+7.3%
19102,460+1.3%
19232,170−11.8%
19342,210+1.8%
19392,142−3.1%
19511,995−6.9%
19611,917−3.9%
19711,913−0.2%
19811,896−0.9%
19911,956+3.2%
20011,880−3.9%
20111,921+2.2%

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. ^ Archaeological sensation in Austria. Scientists from the University of Vienna unearth the earliest evidence of Jewish inhabitants in Austria, 13.03.08, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2011-09-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)