Hans Stefan HintnerBiography
The town can be proud of traces of settlements since the Neolithic era. Ever since then, not only the town has evloved but also its name, meaning "slowly running water". The date of 8 September 903 is considered the date that the town was first officially mentioned in a document. Several years later the town was destryed but was resettled. However, centuries later the Ottomans would destroy the town again, than after that the Black Death would kill many in 1679. Still, the town managed to survive, population rose and successfully rebuilt its heritage.
In the year 1343, the town was granted the rights to be a Market town by Duke Albrecht II and in 1875 it was officially declared a city.
Mödling is the capital of the Austrian district of the same name located approximately 14 km south of Vienna. Mödling lies in Lower Austria's industrial zone. The Mödlingbach, a brook which rises in the Vienna Woods, flows through the town. Near Achau it joins with the Schwechat. Woodland occupies a large part of the municipality, part of the Föhrenberge ('Pine Mountains'). The population is 20,426 (2010).
Address: Pfarrgasse 9, 2340 Mödling
Telephone: +43 02236/400
Most of the economy in the city is today sustained by SMEs . During the old days though, several large industries had their plants here because of the convenient rail-connection. The larger ones have moved to Wiener Neudorf into the 'Industriezentrum Niederösterreich Süd'.
Shopping City Sud (SCS) is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe Located immediately south of Vienna, and within the boundaries of the district of Mödling.
The Mödling area in the Vienna Forest contains many old castles (Burgen) and ruins. Castle Liechtenstein is the most famous and biggest castle. It was owned by the wealthy family who later founded the country of the same name. Burgruine Mödling also stands nearby and is one of the oldest ruins in the area. It dates back to the 11th century. In addition, Black Tower (Schwarzer Turm) looks out over downtown Mödling from the Calendar mountains. It was built over 200 years ago, but is still privately occupied to this day. Lastly, on the walk between Black Tower and Castle Liechtenstein, one will come across a 200-year-old amphitheatre nearly buried in the woods. It was built in the same time frame as the Black Tower and served as an important cultural centre for the local Mödling population.