Stockerau

Stockerau is a town in the district Korneuburg in Lower Austria. With 16,444 inhabitants (1 January 2016) it is the largest city of the wine district. The name derives Stockerau allegedly from the composition Stocker-Au from: the Au woodcutters. The Stockerauer Au - the river forest between the city and the Danube - today is still an important recreational area for the Stockerauer have even taken place through the construction of the Danube power plant Greifenstein considerable interference with the landscape and ecosystem. The area is a nature reserve since 1994th Stockerau is also called "Lenaustadt", as the poet Nikolaus Lenau in his youth spent here often time with his grandparents.

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