Mitterberg (Mitterberg-Sankt Martin municipality)

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Mitterberg ( former municipality )
Historic coat of arms of Mitterberg
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Cadastral community Mitterberg
Mitterberg (Mitterberg-Sankt Martin Municipality) (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Liezen  (GB = Expositur Gröbming ), Styria
Judicial district Schladming
Pole. local community Mitterberg-Sankt Martin
Coordinates 47 ° 27 '1 "  N , 13 ° 56' 48"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 27 '1 "  N , 13 ° 56' 48"  Ef1
height 791  m above sea level A.
Residents of the stat. An H. 1159 (January 1, 2015)
Building status 540 (April 1, 2020 f1)
Area  d. KG 1,731.35 ha (Dec. 31, 2019)dep1
Post Code 8962 Grobming
prefix + 43/3685 (Grobming)
Statistical identification
Cadastral parish number 67207
Counting district / district Mitterberg (61261 000)
Location of the former municipality in the Liezen district (as of 2014)
Independent municipality until the end of 2014;

Locations with OKZ at that time: 15811 Gersdorf, 15812 Mitterberg, 15813 Salza, 15814 Strimitzen, 15815 Tipschern, 15816 Unterlengdorf
Source: STAT : Local directory ; BEV : GEONAM ; GIS-Stmk

Mitterberg is a former municipality in Styria ( Politische Expositur Gröbming or judicial district Schladming in the Liezen district) with 1159 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2015).


The community does not have an actual community center; the individual parts of the community tend towards the various neighboring communities.

Community structure

The municipality comprised the following six localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Gersdorf (152) with Kaindorf and Zirting
  • Mitterberg (846) with mountain, village, Matzling, ratting and footbridge
  • Strimitzen (46) with Gstatt and Niedergstatt
the three localities Salza, Tipschern and Unterlengdorf were later merged with localities of the same name from the former municipality of St. Martin

The community consisted of the only cadastral community Mitterberg.


Mitterberg was first mentioned in 1074 when the Admont Benedictine monastery was founded .

The local community as an autonomous body was established in 1850. After the annexation of Austria in 1938, the community came to the Reichsgau Steiermark, 1945 to 1955 it was part of the British zone of occupation in Austria.

Since 2015, the municipality has merged with the municipality of Sankt Martin am Grimming as part of the Styrian municipal structural reform . The resulting new community is called Mitterberg-Sankt Martin .

Mitterberg, together with Gröbming, is a " climatic health resort "

History of the castle, manor and forestry office in Gstatt

In 1394 Gstatt Castle was built as " Probstey " at the foot of the Mitterberg as the seat of the administration for the estates and peasant subjects between Liezen and Schladming.

The lordship was abolished in 1848. In 1892, the Trento shipyard owner Charles François Bardeau, who had already bought Kornberg Castle in 1871 , acquired the Gstatt estate and expanded it from 8,000 hectares to 13,000 hectares. In 1911, Emperor Franz Joseph I elevated him to the rank of count .

During the economic crisis of 1929, the Bardeau family sold the Gstatt forest estate to Count Hieronymus Colloredo -Mannsfeld (1870–1942) from the “Bohemian”, princely branch of the family. His son, Prince Joseph III. (1910–1990), emigrated to Canada as a stateless person after forced labor under the Nazis as well as imprisonment, torture and the expropriation of the Czech family property of Opočno Castle under the Communists, established a new existence there as a fruit and flower farmer and did not move back until 1975 Gstatt property.

In 1988 there was a real division between Kristina Colloredo-Mansfeld (Gstatt Castle with the Mitterberger Forest and the Rohrmoos-Untertal district) and Livia Colloredo-Mannsfeld (Walchen-Prellegg and Schwarzensee districts).

Gstatt Castle in Mitterberg, S. Kölbl, around 1830
Gstatt Castle

Culture and sights


The last mayor was Friedrich Zefferer. After the 2010 elections, the municipal council was composed as follows:

coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms was awarded with effect from September 1, 1981.

Blazon (coat of arms description):

"In black a silver tip pointing to the left, in which a stalked blue lily grows upwards from the left edge of the shield."

Web links

Commons : Mitterberg (municipality Mitterberg-Sankt Martin)  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: “Population on January 1 , 2015 according to counting districts (area status May 1, 2015)” (Excel file, 421 KB), accessed on July 29, 2015
  2. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  3. ^ Announcement of the Styrian state government of December 19, 2013 on the union of the communities Mitterberg and Sankt Martin am Grimming. Styrian Provincial Law Gazette of December 30, 2013, No. 191, 38th issue , ZDB -ID 705127-x , p. 765.
  4. List of health resorts on , accessed on June 7, 2015
  5. ^ Website of the Colloredo-Mannsfeld family
  6. Communications from the Styrian State Archives 32, 1982, p. 35