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Oberhaag (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Styria
Political District : Leibnitz
License plate : LB
Surface: 35.97 km²
Coordinates : 46 ° 41 ′  N , 15 ° 20 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 41 ′ 10 ″  N , 15 ° 19 ′ 52 ″  E
Height : 323  m above sea level A.
Residents : 2,068 (January 1, 2020)
Postal code : 8455
Area code : 03455
Community code : 6 10 24
Address of the
municipal administration:
Oberhaag 200
8455 Oberhaag
Website: www.oberhaag.at
Mayor : Ernst Haring ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : (2015)
(15 members)
A total of 15 seats
Location of Oberhaag in the Leibnitz district
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Parish church Oberhaag
Parish church Oberhaag
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Oberhaag is a municipality with 2068 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Leibnitz district in the Austrian state of Styria . The name is derived from Haag , an enclosed area.


Oberhaag is located in the Saggau Valley between Eibiswald and Arnfels in Styria . Five kilometers of the municipal border are also the state border with Slovenia.

Community structure

The municipality comprises seven localities and cadastral communities of the same name (residents as of January 1, 2020):

  • Altenbach (194 inhabitants; 694.73 ha)
  • Hardegg (147 inhabitants; 590.24 ha)
  • Kitzelsdorf (210 inhabitants; 284.31 ha)
  • Krast (213 Ew .; 215.73 ha)
  • Lieschen (pronunciation / ˈliːʃən / ; 361 Ew .; 560.02 ha)
  • Obergreith (276 Ew .; 760.83 ha)
  • Oberhaag (667 Ew .; 489.39 ha)


The area around Oberhaag was mentioned for the first time in a document in which the high free "Reinbertus von Muorekke" (Mureck) dedicates goods "in superiori hage" (Oberhaag) to St. Paul Abbey in Lavanttal . The numerous castle stables "im Haag" had become free yards and residences of so-called "one-shield knights", who at that time represented the political administration of the country.

Among them, the brothers von Kohlberg (today a district of Oberhaag) are mentioned in a Leibnitz parish document, in which the parishes of Sankt Johann im Saggautal and Eibiswald are mentioned, which at that time belonged to the Leibnitz mother parish . After the parish was established in 1788, Oberhaag belonged to the Arnfels parish. In 1795 the first village chapel was finally built.

The local congregation was established as an autonomous body in 1850. It was not until 1878 that Oberhaag was dissolved by Arnfels and made an independent congregation. Today it is one of the larger communities in the Leibnitz district in terms of area. After the annexation of Austria in 1938, the community became part of the Reichsgau Steiermark, from 1945 to 1955 it was part of the British zone of occupation in Austria. On June 6, 1946, the communist newspaper Österreichische Volksstimme reported that “the farmer's daughter Maria Rothschädl was elected mayor”, Austria's first female mayor. In contrast, Zenzi Hölzl is generally considered to be the first female mayor in Gloggnitz from 1948 onwards .

Population development

Culture and sights

The interior of the parish church
Thunau Castle, litho. by Georg Matthäus Vischer (1628–1696)
The "Jubilee Elementary School" in Upper Hague in 1908 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of emperor Franz Joseph I built.
The natural jewel Altenbachklamm has a length of 2.3 km and a height difference of almost 400 meters.

The district of Altenbach bei Oberhaag is associated with the appearance of the Trud , who is said to have taken the air of a sleeping peasant woman to breathe. As a remedy, it is stated that one must put the slippers with their tips facing the bed so that the Trud (who is portrayed with twisted feet) cannot use them.



Mayor is Ernst Haring (ÖVP).

The community board also includes the deputy mayor Werner Strohmaier and the community treasurer Erich Kuntner (ÖVP).

Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 15 members. According to the 2015 result , it is composed as follows:

The last municipal council elections brought the following results:
Political party 2015 2010 2005 2000
be right % Mandates St. % M. St. % M. St. % M.
ÖVP 924 66 10 1070 74 11 954 64 10 1022 70 11
SPÖ 277 20th 03 0372 26th 04th 530 36 05 0223 15th 02
FPÖ 194 14th 2 not running not running 0225 15th 02
Eligible voters 1,880 1,960 1,930 1,797
voter turnout 75% 76% 79% 83%

Tourism association

Together with Ehrenhausen an der Weinstrasse, Leutschach an der Weinstrasse, Arnfels and Straß in Styria, the municipality forms the tourism association “The Southern Styrian Wine Route”. Its headquarters are in Leutschach on the Weinstrasse.

coat of arms

AUT Oberhaag COA.jpg

By resolution of October 13, 1958, the Styrian state government granted the municipality of Oberhaag the right to use a municipal coat of arms from January 1, 1959.
Blazon :

"In the blue shield with a silver border a silver horse upright to the right, accompanied by a silver six-pointed star on the top left and bottom right."


Honorary citizen

  • 1976: Josef Krainer (1930–2016), Governor of Styria 1980–1996

Sons and daughters of the church

Personalities associated with the community

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. Message: The first mayor. In: Austrian Volksstimme . No. 30, June 6, 1946, p. 3: Chronicle of the day ( scan from onb.ac.at: see middle of page ).
  3. Text on the interactive map: Women still underrepresented as local chiefs: mayors. In: genderATlas.at. Data status 2017, accessed on December 16, 2019 (cooperation between TU Wien, Uni Wien and ÖIR project house).
  4. Robert Price : The Trud. In some places you can't afford to make mistakes. In: 111 gruesome places in Styria that you have to see. Verlag emons :, Graz 2018. ISBN 978-3-7408-0445-9 . P. 10.
  5. a b community Oberhaag: Parish Council ( Memento of the original September 24, 2015 Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link is automatically inserted and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 12, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.oberhaag.at
  6. Municipality of Oberhaag: Municipal Council ( Memento of the original from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 12, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.oberhaag.at
  7. ^ Grazer Zeitung , Official Gazette for Styria. December 30, 2014, 210th year, 52nd piece. No. 302. ZDB -ID 1291268-2 pp. 624-625.
  8. Oberhaag municipality: Chronicle - coat of arms  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed June 12, 2015@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.oberhaag.at  
  9. ^ Grenzlandbote (April 1976), p. 6.

Web links

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