Reichenau an der Rax
Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria, market town in the district of Neunkirchen, alt. 484 m, pop. 3,481, area 89.46 km2, climatic health resort, bi-seasonal tourism (130,288 overnight stays in 1992), situated on the River Schwarza, at the foot of Rax Mountain and Schneeberg Mountain. - Refugee hostel, sanatorium for the employees of the Lower Austrian provincial government, local theatre, summer festival (July), Thalhof sanatorium, Payerbach- Hirschwang historic railway line, small power station; reinforced concrete construction business, manufacture of furniture. In the cadastral district of Hirschwang, manufacture of cardboard boxes, sanatorium and training centre of the Chamber of Labour, Raxalpe cable car, forest administration office of the administrative authority of the City of Vienna, works management of the 1st Vienna Spring Water Supply System (Kaiserbrunn water supply system museum). - Parish church (1846); castle (1645) with remains of a curtain wall; Villa Wartholz residence (1830); Wartholzkreuz cross (around 1500). Kammerwand grotto nearby.
Literature: G. Zens, Kulturhistorische Studien zur Geschichte der Marktgemeinde Reichenau an der Rax Niederösterreich, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1978; J. R. Pap and E. Pusch, Reichenau an der Rax, 1988.
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