Duernkrut, Lower Austria, market town in the district of Gaenserndorf, alt. 161 m, pop. 2,164, area 30.40 km2, on the River March/Morava on the border to Slovakia. - Customs authority department; oldest sugar factory in Austria (1844, closed down 1977), food industry (sweeteners, instant drinks, etc.), 2 mills. - Site of the Battle of Duernkrut and Jedenspeigen (August 26, 1278) between Rudolf I of Habsburg and Otakar II of Bohemia, at which Otakar was defeated and killed. Baroque parish church (consecrated 1698), Renaissance castle (end of the 16th century), a building that stood on the site (documented mention 12th century) was destroyed in 1529.
Literature#G. Holzmann, Duernkrut. Die Entwicklung der Marktgemeinde, 1968.