Raiding (Hungarian Doborján, Croatian Rajnof) is a market town in the Oberpullendorf district in Burgenland in Austria. The community is located on the Raidingbach in Central Burgenland.



Before the birth of Christ, the area was part of the Celtic Kingdom of Noricum and belonged to the surroundings of the Celtic hill settlement Burg on the Schwarzenbacher Burgberg. Later under the Romans, today's raiding was then in the province of Pannonia.

Raiding was first mentioned in a document as Dobornya in 1425. The place belonged, like the whole of Burgenland, to Hungary (German-West Hungary) until 1920/21. Since 1898 the Hungarian toponym Doborján had to be used due to the Hungarian government's policy of Hungarianization. After the end of the First World War, after tough negotiations, German-West Hungary was awarded to Austria in the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon in 1919.

Raiding has belonged to the newly founded federal state of Burgenland since 1921.

On January 1st, 1971, Raiding was united with Lackendorf and Unterfrauenhaid to form the new “Municipality of Raiding-Unterfrauenhaid” within the framework of the “Municipal Structure Improvement Act” by a resolution of the Burgenland provincial government. This large community was dissolved again by ordinance of September 6, 1989 on January 1, 1990, whereby Raiding - like Lackendorf and Unterfrauenhaid - again became an independent community following the boundaries of the cadastral community.

The municipality of Raiding has had the right to use the designation “market municipality” since August 1st, 1990.



Parish Church Raiding: The Roman Catholic parish church has a nave from 1927 and an older church tower.
Franz Liszt Birthplace: A museum about the composer's life has been set up in the birthplace of Franz Liszt since 1951.
Franz Liszt Konzerthaus: The concert hall was built in 2006 according to plans by the Dutch architecture firm Atelier Kempe Thill in the immediate vicinity of the house where Franz Liszt was born. The concert hall has around 590 seats. The focus of the program is the piano and chamber music by Franz Liszt.
Stork house: The Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori built the so-called stork house in Raiding. The guest house was built as part of a cultural exchange program between Japan and Austria and was completed on October 27, 2012.
The 1975 film Totstellen by Axel Corti is set in parts in Raiding.

Regular events
Experimental inns: Since 2010, the art and architecture initiative Raiding Project has been building experimental inns by well-known Japanese architects in the community. The activities are accompanied by a top-class artistic supporting program.
Liszt Festival Raiding: Since the opening of the Franz Liszt Concert Hall in 2006, the Liszt Festival Raiding has been held annually on four dates, depending on the four seasons, on 3 to 4 days each. There are concerts every year on different topics. In 2020 the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.