Oberwart is a city in Burgenland, Austria and the economic center of southern Burgenland. The city, located in the flat valley of the Pinka, has around 7,500 inhabitants and was founded as a Hungarian border guards settlement (first documented mention in 1327). In and around Oberwart you can find a significant Hungarian and Roma minority, and around 40 percent of the population profess Protestant churches.
Oberwart is on the "Paradiesroute Südburgenland" - a bicycle route through Southern Burgenland. With an e-bike, the route of 260 km with a total of 2500 meters of altitude can be comfortably traveled in 6 days. Details can be found on the official homepage at http://www.suedburgenland.info/de/themen/sport/paradiesroute/
Every Wednesday there is a market right in the center of Oberwart. There are a number of market vendors from the near and far, who offer a wide variety of everyday goods (socks, clothing, ...) and gifts (especially toys). Traditionally, people strengthen themselves with various sausage products that are prepared directly at the market at the butchers' stalls. The weekly market starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 12 noon.
Every Saturday (except on public holidays), the direct marketers in the region offer their delicacies for sale from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Oberwart farmers' market. The location for the farmers' market has been in the city park since October 2013.
The two closest airports are Vienna International Airport and Graz Airport. There are bus connections to Oberwart from both cities.
In the past there were direct regional trains from Vienna to Oberwart, but these have been discontinued. It is currently not possible to travel by train - the association "Südburgenland Pro Bahn" is trying to change this.
There are direct bus connections from Vienna to Oberwart.
Oberwart is located directly on the A2 Südautobahn and has its own exit "Oberwart-Lafnitztal". You then come from the west to Oberwart via the federal road B50. Further connections are via the federal road B50 from the north-east (from the direction of Mittelburgenland) and the federal road B63 (coming north-west from Pinkafeld or south-east from Großpetersdorf).
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There are a number of general practitioners and specialists in various fields in Oberwart, so that comprehensive care is guaranteed.
In Oberwart there is a specialty hospital with 351 beds. In addition to the departments of a standard hospital, there are also areas of specialization in paediatrics, neurology, trauma surgery and urology. Institutes such as anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, a central X-ray institute with magnetic resonance tomography, computed tomography as well as an institute for pathology and an ENT department are also available.
Oberwart is represented in the moment library. To put it simply, the Momentothek is an online photo album that shows (sometimes very) old photos, postcards, newspaper clippings and other visual evidence of Oberwart's history.
Around the town
About 6 km north of Oberwart is the small, tranquil spa town of Bad Tatzmannsdorf with a modern thermal bath and an important rehabilitation center for cardiovascular patients.