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| Willkomen in STRASSHOF an der Nordbahn (German)|
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Strasshof an der Nordbahn (meaning Strasshof at the Northern railway) is a suburban town 25 km east of Vienna, Austria. The main attraction is the railroad museum Das Heizhaus. An historical locomotive built by LOFAG is displayed in the town.
Strasshof an der Nordbahn Wikipedia
Strasshof an der Nordbahn lies in Marchfeld in Lower Austria. About 21.08 percent of the municipality is forested.
Strasshof had about 50 inhabitants in 1900, and a railroad yard functioned from 1908 to 1959.. In 1944, about 75% of 21,000 Hungarian Jews deported from a concentration camp at Strasshof survived due to an agreement between the Aid and Rescue Committee of Budapest and Adolf Eichmann.. On 2 December 1944 the marshalling yard in "Straszhof" was the target of an Allied bombing.
On 23 August 2006, kidnapped teenager Natascha Kampusch escaped after nearly 8½ years imprisonment in a cellar of a Strasshof house. The presumed kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide on the evening of the same day.