Drosendorf-Zissersdorf, Lower Austria, town in the district of Horn, alt. 421 m, pop. 1,414, area 53.46 km2, located on the River Thaya, at the border with the Czech Republic in the northern Waldviertel region. - Border crossing (Oberthuernau). - First documented mention 1188, laid out as fortified town on a rocky knoll at the end of the 12th century; fortifications partly preserved: curtain wall, Horner Tor gate to the east, Raabser Tor gate to the west (16th -17th century), town castle (12th century), converted into a palace in the 17th and 18th centuries, late-Gothic parish church (partially renovated in the 17th century), late-Gothic (1461-63) church of St. Martin with old gravestones decorated with coats of arms, Baroque alterations; town hall, town houses (16th -18th century), pillory, Trinity column.
Literature#I. Franz, Drosendorf an der Thaya, 1959; Oesterr. Staedtebuch, vol. IV, part 1, Die Staedte Niederoesterreichs, 1988.