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|Bundesland: Niederösterreich||Lower Austria|
Stockerau is situated at an altitude of 179 m at the northern edge of the Tullner Feld plains of Lower Austria. The earlierst document mentioning "Stoccaerouwe" dates from 1012 and refers to the martyrdom of St. Koloman. Koloman, an Irish Pilgrim came to this area in 1012. He was mistaken for a spy and was hanged near Stockerau. His corpse remained suspended on a tree but did not decay. After being buried several miracles are said to have occured at his grave. In 1014 his body was transfered to the monastery of Melk which became a center of his veneration (until 1663 Koloman was venerated as the patron saint of Austria). During the Middle Ages Stockerau became a trading place and obtained the status of a market town in 1465. New industries were opened during the 19th century. In 1841 the railroad from Vienna-Floridsdorf to Stockerau was opened as a branch line of the Nordbahn (Northern Railroad, see Bohumín) company. After the branch line was purchased by the newly founded Nordwestbahn (Northwestern Railroad) it was extended in 1871 via Hollabrunn (then Oberhollabrunn) and Retz to Znaim (Znojmo) in Moravia. In 1893 Stockerau obtained the status of a town.
The picture on glass no.1667 [left] shows the building of the