History of Klosterneuburg

In Roman times the castle of Citium stood in the region of Klosterneuburg. The town was founded by Charlemagne, and received its charter as a town in 1298.

As an important pioneer station Klosterneuburg has various military buildings and stores, and among the schools there is the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology, where the Zweigelt and Blauburger wine grapes were bred by Dr Fritz Zweigelt.

In 2006 the Institute of Science and Technology Austria was established. The institute for outstanding basic research is going to be put into action within the next years.

The German-Czech author Franz Kafka died at a sanatorium at Kierling, Klosterneuburg on 3rd June 1924.

1993 Xaver Hasun, internationally famed Field Hockey Player, was born and attended Primary School in Klosterneuburg. Hasun now is one of Austria's top Field Hockey players and currently plays for Harvestehuder Tennis und Hockey Club in Hamburg