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„The constitutional jurisdiction of the Republic of Austria… is truly the most original institution of the Federal Constitution of 1st October 1920.“
Adolf Merkl, Die Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Österreich, in: Verwaltungsarchiv 1933, S. 219.

Up-to-Date Information

02.10.2017 ...

„The historically best model“: Holzinger calls for more efforts regarding the rule of law.

On the Constitutional Day the President of the Austrian Constitutional Court recalls the dangers for a democratic state.

25.07.2017 ...

Resolution on "Respect for Independence of Constitutional Courts"

Adopted at the XVIIth Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts in Batumi, Georgia (June 26th-28th, 2017)

30.06.2017 G 53/2017 ...

Expropriation of Hitler’s Birthplace by Law is not Unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court rejects the application by the former owner of the house. Expropriation is the only means to ensure full power of disposal by the Republic of Austria.

08.02.2017 G 7/2016 ...

Hunt on private landholdings

01.07.2016 W I 6/2016 ...

Run Off Election of the Federal President must be repeated

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the runoff election of the Federal President must be repeated in its entirety in all of Austria.

President Gerhart Holzinger


President of the Constitutional Court

Die Mitglieder des östereichischen Verfassungsgerichtshofes

Members of the Constitutional Court: Overview

More information about the activity of the Members of the Constitutional Court


Activity Reports

The activity reports of the Constitutional Court contain statistics on number of cases, duration of proceedings etc.


Citizens’ Service

For personal inquiries please contact the citizens' service

Frequently Asked Questions


Questions and answers on the Constitutional Court



Take a look behind the scenes of the Constitutional Court

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