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Demmerkogel from the south (Sulmtal)

Demmerkogel from the south (Sulmtal)

height 671  m above sea level A.
location Styria , Austria
Mountains Sausal , Lavanttal Alps
Dominance 14.4 km →  Remschnigg
Notch height 328 m ↓  Höfern
Coordinates 46 ° 47 '9 "  N , 15 ° 25' 46"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 47 '9 "  N , 15 ° 25' 46"  E
Demmerkogel (Styria)
rock Phyllitic slate
Age of the rock Paleozoic
Klapotetz lookout point ( scarecrow )

The Demmerkogel is 671  m above sea level. A. the highest point of the Sausal , a hilly landscape in southwestern Styria . There is a lookout point at its summit .


The Demmerkogel is located in the Sankt Andrä-Höch wine-growing community in the Leibnitz district . It rises east of the village of Höch. The Sausal Wine and Culture Cellar (SWK) is also located here. The butterfly meadow on the southwest flank of the mountain is designated as a nature reserve.

View of the former observation tower on Demmerkogel

Lookout point

The observation tower on the Demmerkogel is already the third tower on the summit and was built in 1975/76 as a wooden tower on a brick base. The first control room stood here as early as the late 19th century, but it was destroyed by lightning. A second control room, opened in 1926, was demolished in 1974 because it was dilapidated.

From the observation tower you can see over large parts of southern Styria and on clear days even as far as Slovenia .

The observation tower fell victim to a fire early in the morning on October 27, 2019. The transmission system for the fire brigades was destroyed by the fire.


On the Demmerkogel there is a folding net , which, at 16 meters high, was considered the largest in the world until 2010.

Web links

Commons : Demmerkogel  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Butterfly meadow on Demmerkogel on the website of the municipality of St. Andrä-Höch
  2. Natura 2000 - Demmerkogel south slopes, Wellinggraben with Sulm, Saggau and Laßnitz sections and Pößnitzbach on the website of the State of Styria
  3. Sü Demmerkogel lookout point
  4. burned Aussichtswarte Demmerkogel , accessed on October 27, 2019
  5. The "Klapotetz" - the Styrian wind turbine , accessed on April 1, 2012