Theme Week Burgenland – Parndorf

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Parndorf © Steindy/cc-by-sa-4.0

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Parndorf © Steindy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Parndorf is a bilingual municipality with 5100 inhabitants in the Neusiedl am See district in Burgenland. The western part of Parndorf extends into the Leitha Mountains and is located on the Parndorf Plain. The town is 7 km north of Lake Neusiedl.

The area was already densely populated in Roman times, a few kilometers west of today’s town is the Roman Villa Bruckneudorf, one of the most important villa finds in Eastern Austria. The place was first mentioned on March 25, 1264 (or 1268) under the name “Perun”. At that time, King Béla IV gave the Wieselburg citizen Leopold lands near Parndorf. From the time before, there are prehistoric and Roman finds as well as CelticBoic silver coins. Parndorf belonged to Wieselburg County. In 1529 the place fell victim, like many other villages in the area, to the Turkish invasion in the course of the first Turkish siege of Vienna. After that the area was repopulated by Croatians from the Dalmatian coastal area. Further destruction took place in the course of the Turkish invasions in 1570, 1619/20, 1683 and during the Kuruc uprising in 1709 as well as by a fire in 1945. In the north of the village are the remains of the Kuruzzenschanze: It is an old military fortification and consists of an earth wall with a trench in front, in the course of which there were some masonry watchtowers. The hill was created from 1703 to 1711 during the anti-Habsburg uprising under Franz Rákóczi against his troops, the Kuruzzen. The ski jump ran from Petronell via Parndorf to Tabor near Neusiedl am See. Parndorf was elevated to market status in 1810, but according to Statistics Austria it no longer bears this title today. In 1837 the place received a post office. In 1863 the place got the final name “Parndorf”. Like all of Burgenland, the place belonged to Hungary (German West Hungary) until 1920/21. Since 1898 the Hungarian toponym Pándorfalu had to be used due to the Hungarian government’s policy of Hungarianization. Parndorf Airport was established in 1915, was used for training pilots during World War II and was used by the Red Army aviation forces until 1955.

Kellergasse von Hollern © Manfred Kuzel/cc-by-sa-4.0 McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Parndorf © Steindy/cc-by-sa-4.0 Pfarrkirche Parndorf © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rochuskapelle © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0 Wachturm © Herzi Pinki/cc-by-sa-3.0 Businesspark Burgenland © Steindy/cc-by-sa-4.0
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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Parndorf © Steindy/cc-by-sa-4.0
The Designer Outlet Parndorf, planned by the British McArthurGlen Group for 58 million euros from 1996 and originally built on 10,000 m² from 1997, is located approx. 2.5 km south of the Parndorf town center on the open field. It was the first factory outlet center in Austria and was opened in August 1998, against resistance from local traders, initially with 30 shops. By 2017, the range had been expanded in five steps to 160 suppliers of branded clothing and designer fashion on 36,500 m² of retail space. With 1,800 employees, the Designer Outlet Parndorf is one of the largest employers in the region. Almost half of the employees (44%) and around a third of the customers (32%) come from the two neighboring countries Hungary and Slovakia.

With BIGG opened another outlet center built in 2005 by Signa in the immediate vicinity. Signa sold the center with around 25 retail spaces in 2006 to the Hamburg fund manager Warburg-Henderson, who in turn had McArthurGlen operate it as Galerien Parndorf. At the end of March 2012, the 9,200 m² Villaggio Fashion Outlet Parndorf, operated by two Austrian real estate companies, opened as the third outlet center, immediately northeast of the two existing outlet centers. In 2014 Villagio took over the 11,600 m² Galerien Parndorf from Warburg-Henderson, renamed the entire complex as Fashion Outlet Pardorf, expanded the area to 27,500 m² and operated by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, which was replaced by FOP Management GmbH in September 2016. Over 100 brand manufacturers in the middle and upper segment offer their goods in the FOP. Before the last expansion, the fashion outlet had around 450 employees.

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