|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Liezen|
|License plate :||LI|
|Main town :||Admont|
|Residents :||4,974 (January 1, 2020)|
|Postcodes :||8911, 8912, 8913|
|Area code :||03613|
|Community code :||6 12 53|
|UN / LOCODE||AT ADO|
|Address of the
8911, 8912, 8913 Admont
|Mayor :||Christian Haider ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2020 )
|Location of Admont in the Liezen district|
The municipality of Admont as seen from the tombstone in the northeast
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
Admont is located in a valley basin on the middle Enns and in the western part of the Gesäuses . In the middle of the Ennstal Alps , it is framed by the Haller Walls and the Admonter Reichenstein ; Part of the Gesäuse Mountains, such as the Buchstein, are also located in the municipality .
In the south lies the Kaiserau high valley with its ski lifts in the Admont municipality.
With a municipality area of 299.84 km², Admont has been the second largest municipality in Styria after Mariazell and the fourth largest in Austria since 2015 .
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Admont
- On January 1, 1949, the then independent municipalities of Aigen and Krumau were voluntarily incorporated into the market municipality of Admont.
- Since January 1, 2015, Admont has merged with the municipalities of Hall , Johnsbach and Weng im Gesäuse as part of the municipal structural reform in Styria and continues to use the name "Admont".
- The former municipality of Weng was renamed on June 1, 1951 in Weng near Admont and on April 1, 2003 in Weng im Gesäuse .
The municipality comprises seven localities (residents in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Admont (2127) including the Oberhofsiedlung
- Aigen (212) including the village settlement, Frauenberg, Kreuzberg, Lichtmeßberg and Treffner
- Gate floor (42)
- Hall (1740) including Donibas, Ennsviertel, Grabnerhof, Grieshof, Hall-Scattered Houses, Mühlau, Oberhall, Schwarzenbach, Sonnberg, Unterhall and Zirnitz
- Johnsbach (150) including Gstatterboden
- Krumau (173) including the Gesäuse entrance, Kematen and Paradise
- Weng im Gesäuse (530) including Buchau, Geiergraben, Kletzenberg, Schröckendorf, Schwaighof and Steinfeldsiedlung
The community consists of seven cadastral communities (area 2016):
|Rosenau am Hengstpaß (KI)||St. Gallen||Rural|
Gaishorn at the lake
|Forest on the Schoberpass (LN)|
Admont is one of the oldest settlements in Styria. The first mention is from the year 859 as Ademundi vallis . The name goes back to the ancient Slavic odmot (deep place in a river, whirlpool). Admont Abbey was founded in 1074 . In 1292 Admont and his monastery were conquered and plundered by the rebels of the Landsberger Bund , but were compensated by Duke Albrecht I after this uprising was overcome .
In 1443, under Emperor Friedrich III. , the monastery received market rights as the seat of the court at that time. Later the secular power and with it the market rights and probably also the coat of arms passed from the monastery to the municipality of Admont.
On April 27, 1865, a major fire destroyed 22 houses in the market and claimed seven lives. The baroque Admont Abbey was also affected, of which only the library remained. The monastery was rebuilt on the foundation walls in the following years - today's cathedral is the first large neo-Gothic sacred building in Austria.
After the end of the Second World War, Admont belonged to the British zone of occupation in occupied post-war Austria . The British military administration set up a DP camp for up to 2,000 Jewish “ displaced persons ” on the site of a former military camp .
Since October 26, 2003, Admont has been one of the national park communities of the Gesäuse National Park .
coat of arms
Three of the four merged municipalities had their own coats of arms by the end of 2014. Due to the amalgamation of municipalities, these lost their official validity on January 1st, 2015. The new municipal coat of arms was awarded by the Styrian state government with effect from June 15, 2017. The blazon reads:
- "In the shield split by silver and red, two faceted diamonds are mixed up in color."
The coat of arms is a shield split vertically in silver and red with two diamonds at the point in red and silver (white). The origin of the coat of arms is not completely clear. Presumably the diamonds symbolize two boats that were touching the salt industry. The colors red and white stand for the ruling colors of the Counts of Helfenstein, who lived near Ulm and from whom the founder of the monastery, Archbishop Gebhard, descended.
The municipal council has had 21 members since 2015.
- With the municipal elections in Styria in 2000 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 9 ÖVP, 5 SPÖ and 1 FPÖ.
- With the municipal council elections in Styria in 2005 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 9 ÖVP and 6 SPÖ.
- With the municipal elections in Styria in 2010 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 10 ÖVP and 5 SPÖ.
- With the municipal elections in Styria in 2015 , the municipal council had the following distribution: 12 SPÖ, 7 ÖVP, 1 FPÖ and 1 Greens.
- With the municipal council elections in Styria 2020 , the municipal council has the following distribution: 12 ÖVP, 8 SPÖ and 1 Greens.
- 1970–1990 Martin Petritsch (SPÖ)
- 1990–2015 Günther Posch (ÖVP)
- 2015–2020 Hermann Watzl (SPÖ)
- since 2020 Christian Haider (ÖVP)
Culture and sights
- Admont Abbey : built in 1074, neo-Gothic minster, library and museum
- Town hall: from 1736, owned by the municipality since 1859
- Old parish church (Amanduskirche): first mentioned in a document around 850
- Evangelical Confessing Church : built 1929/1930
- Catholic parish church Hall near Admont zum Hl. Kreuz in the district Hall
- Parish church St. Aegydius and mountaineers cemetery in the district of Johnsbach
- Parish church of St. Cosmas and Damian and Sebastianikapelle in the district of Weng
- Admont market: some old houses worth seeing - chicken hospital, Lürzerhaus, Hofrichterhaus
- Marienpark: with the Marian column erected in 1712
- Röthelstein Castle : built 1655–1657, an early baroque castle south of the village, summer and hunting residence of the Admont abbots, today a youth and family guest house JUFA .
- Kaiserau Castle : built in 1778 by the Benedictine monks of Admont, now houses rooms for rent. Apartments and group rooms (like in youth hostels) are offered. Less than 100 m away is a small ski area owned by Admont Abbey.
- Ennskatarakt Gesäuse entrance: natural monument
- Regular events
- Admont Carnival Parade (February / March)
- ARBÖ Classic (June)
- Admont cultural summer
- Admont Monastery Market Days (August)
- ARBÖ Rallye Styria (September)
- Admonter Kirtag (1st Saturday in October)
- Admonter Krampus driving (November / December)
- Admonter Advent Market (3rd Advent weekend)
The main economic factor in Admont is tourism, with uses both in summer and in winter. The most important factor is the Admont Abbey with the largest monastery library in the world and its museum, which was newly opened in 2003. As a community in the Gesäuse National Park , which was founded in 2002, it sees itself as an attractive tourist destination.
- STIA wood industry
- Feuchter Farbtechnik GmbH
- Forestry Directorate of the Styrian State Forests
- Wagner Admont bus company
- Moosbrugger wood
- Palfinger Systems (Weng)
- Construction and furniture joinery Ing.Klaus Gassner (Weng 70)
- Four star hotel Spirodom
- Together with Altenmarkt near St. Gallen, Ardning, Landl and St. Gallen, the municipality forms the Alpine Region National Park Gesäuse Tourism Association based in Admont.
- The place Johnsbach is part of the Bergsteigerdörfer -Initiative of the PES .
- Admont station is on the Rudolfsbahn , but is currently only served by two pairs of trains on weekends.
- Elementary schools in Admont, Hall and Weng
- New Middle School (bilingual)
- Stiftsgymnasium Admont : Stiftsgymnasium in Stift Admont with a long tradition (founded in 1644)
- Agricultural and forestry college Grabnerhof in Hall
- Honorary citizen of the community
- 1987 Hans Gross (1930–1992), Deputy Governor
- 2016 Günther Posch (* 1949), from 1990 to 2015 Mayor (ÖVP)
- Sons and daughters of the church
- Wolfgang Böhmer (* 1951), secondary school teacher and politician (SPÖ)
- Sigmar Bortenschlager (* 1940), paleobotanist
- Karin Hackl (* 1989), ski racer
- Klaus Heidegger (* 1957), ski racer
- Hans Kronberger (1951–2018), non-fiction author and politician
- Heinz Planitzer (* 1968), duathlete and winter triathlete
- Marlies Schild (* 1981), ski racer
- Ferdinand Schmalz (* 1985), playwright and theater scholar
- Heinz Verbnjak (* 1973), ski mountaineer
- People related to the community
- Engelbert von Admont (around 1250–1331), Benedictine, after studies in Prague and Padua from 1297 to 1327, 26th abbot of Admont Abbey
- Gottfried von Admont (around 1100–1165 Admont), as the 8th abbot of Admont Abbey, made significant contributions to the current size of the Abbey Library from 1137, and founded the school of writing and painting
- Irimbert von Admont (around 1104–1176), 1172–1177, 11th abbot of Admont Abbey
- Liutold von Admont († 1171), 1165–1171, 9th abbot of Admont Monastery
- Rudolf I of Admont (1171–1172), 10th abbot of Admont Abbey
- Wolfhold von Admont († 1137), 1115–1138, 7th abbot of Admont Abbey
- Robert Fuchs (1847–1927), composer
- Gerhard Hafner (* 1964), 68th Abbot of Admont
- Koloman Holzinger (1915–1978), 1956–1978, 65th Abbot of Admont Abbey
- Bruno Hubl (* 1947), 67th abbot of Admont Abbey
- Maximilian Schiefermüller (* 1981), monastery archivist, monastery librarian
- Benedikt Schlömicher (1930–2005), Master of Philosophy and 66th Abbot of Admont Abbey
- Martha Wölger (1920–1992), dialect poet
- Wolfgang Mielke: Admont - Most graceful purity . In: Perinique . No. October 19 , 2014, ISSN 1869-9952 , p. 60-83 .
- 61253 - Admont. Community data, Statistics Austria .
- www.admont.at , website of the municipality
- Admont Abbey, library and museum
- Steiermark360, 360 ° panorama Admont
- List of the largest municipalities in Austria by area
- LGBL. Styria No. 040/1948
- Announcement of the Styrian state government of October 10, 2013 about the unification of the market community Admont and the communities Hall, Johnsbach and Weng im Gesäuse, all political district Liezen. Styrian Provincial Law Gazette of November 15, 2013. No. 119, 32nd issue. . P. 631.
- LGBL. Styria No. 037/1951
- LGBL. Styria No. 013/2002
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying, Regional Information, reference date December 31, 2016, accessed February 19, 2017
- Fritz Frhr. Lochner von Hüttenbach: On the name property of the early Middle Ages in Styria (= magazine of the Historical Association for Styria . Volume 99 ). Böhlau Verlag, Vienna 2008, p. 33 ( historerverein-stmk.at [PDF; 16.9 MB ]).
- Marktgemeinde Admont - Gemeindechronik ( Memento from June 30, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) accessed on June 20, 2011
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- 50. Announcement of the Styrian state government of June 8, 2017 on the granting of the right to use a municipal coat of arms to the market town of Admont (political district Liezen) , accessed on June 16, 2017
- Local council election Admont 2020 result. June 28, 2020, accessed June 28, 2020 .
- Martin Petritsch Ennstalwiki
- Günther Posch Ennstalwiki
- Hermann Watzl Ennstalwiki
- Market town of Admont - Mayor. Accessed July 31, 2020 .
- Admonter events "Klostermarkttage"
- Admonter events "Advent market"
- Grazer Zeitung , Official Gazette for Styria. December 30, 2014, 210th year, 52nd piece. No. 297. p. 623.
- Information. Retrieved July 27, 2020 (Austrian German).