The little village Neuhofen on the Ybbs
River is the cradle of Austria!
the year 996 Emperor Otto III gave the bishopric of Freising (Bavaria)
thirty royal hides of land (the equivalent of some 1000 hectares) in
Neuhofen on the Ybbs, together with all that belonged to that land,
including woodland, game reserves and honey-producing flora. This much
can be gleaned from the imperial document if its content is considered
as being confined to the transfer of property.
the name “Ostarrichi” (Austria) appears for the first time. This
document can be viewed in an exhibition in the new
The church in the centre of
The market place of
Neuhofen/Ybbs. Here was the birthplace of
Austria in 996!
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