Röthelstein (Frohnleiten municipality)

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Röthelstein ( village )
Historical coat of arms of Röthelstein
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Cadastral community Röthelstein
Röthelstein (Municipality of Frohnleiten) (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Graz-Umgebung  (GU), Styria
Judicial district Graz-West
Pole. local community Frohnleiten
Coordinates 47 ° 18 ′ 32 "  N , 15 ° 22 ′ 7"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 18 ′ 32 "  N , 15 ° 22 ′ 7"  Ef1
height 454  m above sea level A.
Residents of the village 193 (January 1, 2020)
Building status 68 (2001 f1)
Area  d. KG 7 km²
Post Code 8131 Frohnleiten
prefix + 43/3126 (Frohnleiten)
Statistical identification
Locality code 15008
Cadastral parish number 63024
Counting district / district Röthelstein (60663 010)
View from the Rote Wand to Röthelstein
Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; GIS-Stmk

Röthelstein is a cadastral municipality and a place of the municipality of Frohnleiten in Styria in the Graz-Umgebung district with 193 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020).

It was an independent municipality until January 1, 2015 and was merged with the municipalities of Frohnleiten and Schrems near Frohnleiten to form the new municipality of Frohnleiten as part of the Styrian municipal structural reform .


Location of the former municipality in the then borders of the Graz-Umgebung district

Geographical location

Röthelstein is located about 25 km north of the provincial capital Graz in the Graz-Umgebung district . The Mur flows through the area with Röthelstein on the west bank. The highest point of the cadastral community is the Schiffall ( 1221  m ).

Former parish structure

The community consisted of a single homonymous cadastral communities or locality.

Former neighboring communities

Pernegg an der Mur
(Bruck-Mürzzuschlag district)
Neighboring communities
Frohnleiten Schrems near Frohnleiten


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. On January 1, 2015, it was merged with the communities of Frohnleiten and Schrems near Frohnleiten to form the community of Frohnleiten.

Population development

Population development
year Ew.   year Ew.
1869 261 1951 247
1880 236 1961 235
1890 213 1971 244
1900 221 1981 219
1910 176 1991 213
1923 214 2001 223
1934 237 2013 212
1939 208 2017 208

Culture and sights

Catholic parish church hl. Oswald in Röthelstein

Economy and Infrastructure


The Bruck expressway S 35 runs through the area from Graz to Bruck an der Mur . It can be reached via the Röthelstein junction. There is an orphaned motorway service station in the direction of Graz .

The Austrian Southern Railway ran through the municipality, but there is no train station in Röthelstein. The closest train station is Mixnitz - Bärenschützklamm about four kilometers away. There are hourly regional train connections to Graz and Bruck an der Mur.

The Graz Airport is around 50 kilometers away.


Municipal council

The municipal council, which was dissolved on January 1, 2015, consisted of 9 members and, after the 2010 elections, was composed as follows:

  • 5 Röthelstein economic list (WLR)
  • 2 ÖVP
  • 2 FPÖ


The last mayor of the community was Harald Reiter (WLR).

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. Announcement of the Styrian regional government of November 21, 2013 on the unification of the municipality of Frohnleiten and the municipalities of Röthelstein and Schrems near Frohnleiten, all of the political district of Graz-Umgebung. Styrian Provincial Law Gazette of December 6, 2013. No. 152, 35th issue. ZDB ID 705127-x . P. 682.

Web links

Commons : Röthelstein  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • www.roethelstein.at former website of the municipality, now the website of the Röthelsteiner associations