from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
coat of arms Austria map
Radstadt coat of arms
Radstadt (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Salzburg
Political District : St. Johann im Pongau
License plate : JO
Surface: 60.84 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 23 '  N , 13 ° 28'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 23 '0 "  N , 13 ° 28' 0"  E
Height : 858  m above sea level A.
Residents : 4,876 (Jan 1, 2020)
Postal code : 5550
Area code : 06452
Community code : 5 04 17
Address of the
municipal administration:
Stadtplatz 17
5550 Radstadt
Website: www.radstadt.at
Mayor : Christian Pewny ( FPÖ )
Municipal Council : (2019)
(21 members)
A total of 21 seats
Location of Radstadt in the district of St. Johann im Pongau
Bad Gastein Altenmarkt im Pongau Bad Hofgastein Bischofshofen Dorfgastein Eben im Pongau Filzmoos Flachau (Salzburg) Forstau Goldegg im Pongau Großarl Hüttau Hüttschlag Kleinarl Mühlbach am Hochkönig Pfarrwerfen Radstadt St. Johann im Pongau St. Martin am Tennengebirge Sankt Veit im Pongau Schwarzach im Pongau Untertauern Wagrain (Pongau) Werfen Werfenweng SalzburgLocation of the municipality of Radstadt in the St. Johann im Pongau district (clickable map)
About this picture
Template: Infobox municipality in Austria / maintenance / site plan image map
Radstadt from the south
Radstadt from the south
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria
Mandling, the toll booth on the border with Styria, lith. around 1830
The main square of Radstadt

Radstadt is a municipality in the Austrian state of Salzburg with 4876 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020).

It is also called the "old town in the mountains" and is known as a winter sports resort.


Radstadt lies at an altitude of 858 m in the Pongau and is the center of the Ennspongau . The community area is 60.84 km². The community belonged to the Radstadt judicial district until 2004 and has been part of the Sankt Johann im Pongau judicial district since January 1, 2005 . The local mountain is the Rossbrand with an altitude of 1768  m .

Mountains in the area:

  • Kemahdhöhe, 1557  m (gondola lift, hiking, skiing and tobogganing area)
  • Sermon chair, 1305  m
  • Roßbrand , Radstadt's local mountain, 1768  m (cable car from Filzmoos)
  • Seekarspitze, 2350  m
  • Seekareck, 2217  m
  • Front and rear Gaisstein


Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Radstadt
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature ( ° C ) 0.5 3.2 8.1 13.3 18.7 21.2 23.5 23.0 18.9 14.3 6.2 0.9 O 12.7
Min. Temperature (° C) -8.4 -7.3 -3.0 0.9 5.6 8.9 10.9 10.7 7.1 2.8 -2.1 -6.8 O 1.7
Temperature (° C) -4.5 -2.7 1.6 6.2 11.5 14.4 16.4 15.8 11.8 7.2 1.3 -3.3 O 6.4
Precipitation ( mm ) 62 57 76 68 104 147 169 159 108 70 67 67 Σ 1,154
Humidity ( % ) 73.9 63.6 55.8 48.4 48.0 51.7 51.8 52.8 54.8 57.0 69.8 77.7 O 58.8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Community structure

The municipality includes the following five cadastral communities or towns with the same name (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Höggen (489)
  • Löbenau (711)
  • Mandling (343)
  • Radstadt (2419)
  • Schwemmberg (914)

Radstadt is a member of the Small Historical Cities Association .


The area around Radstadt was already in the 4th century BC. Inhabited at the time of the Celts . Later there was a Roman settlement on the most important north-south connection between Salzburg ( Juvavum ) and Aquileia. Settlement by the Bavarians began in the 7th century. The name of the village is 1,074 as Rastat (rest stop, pause location of the teamsters), 1092 as Radestat 1139 and again as Rastat mentioned.

The city elevation on July 27, 1289 by the Salzburg Archbishop Rudolf von Hohenegg and the attitude during the Peasant Wars of 1525/26 (the place held 5,000 farmers under the leadership of Michael Gaismair ) brought the city various freedoms, including its own civil guard. In 1527, Radstadt received the great letter of freedom and the title "Always faithful" from Archbishop Lang for his loyalty . As compensation, the besiegers had to build the three round corner towers to improve the defense technology. Georg Scherer , who died as a Protestant martyr, was beheaded in Radstadt in 1528 .

In the years 1731/32, due to the archbishop's edict of emigration, over 3000 Protestants had to emigrate, many of them to East Prussia .

At the beginning of the 19th century, Austrian, Bavarian and French garrisons alternated until Salzburg became an independent Austrian crown land in 1849/50 .

In 1875 the Bischofshofen – Selzthal railway line was completed.

Nationwide attention gained in the 1920s, presented on the Radstadt outdoor stage performances by Matthias Jäger in Filzmoos rediscovered "Comedy of the Last Judgment" in the processing of Alois Ausserer.

In 1938 the municipalities of Radstadt-Stadt and Radstadt-Land were merged.

coat of arms

Blazon : “In a red shield a silver city wall with two battlements on either side of the two-lined city gate with a round arched gate, which is also crowned with two battlements. Behind the wall, a tower with a square window under two round-arched double windows, a slightly protruding upper floor with two wide rectangular windows and a hipped roof on both sides rise up behind the wall . The space between the towers and the gateway is filled with a silver wheel (in the city seal since 1306) with eight spokes. "

Population development


Town hall of the municipality

The community council has a total of 21 members.

  • 1999–2019 Josef Tagwercher (ÖVP)
  • since 2019: Christian Pewny (FPÖ) 70.1 percent of the votes without opposing candidates


The main pillar of the city is tourism. Radstadt is centrally located in the Ski amadé ski network between other important ski areas, while the in-house ski area on the Kemahdhöhe is of only minor supraregional importance. A large number of accommodation providers in all categories is available at this holiday destination and brings the city high income.

Culture and sights

Catholic parish church of the Assumption in Radstadt
Steirertor and Kapuzinerturm
  • Radstadt city fortifications: Medieval city fortified in the 13th century (from 1231), whereby a large part of the original building fabric was destroyed centuries ago by several devastating fires, today's cityscape is characterized by modern bourgeois baroque and classicism . Parts of the early modern city wall with witch, pond and capuchin tower are still preserved. In front of the pond tower you can still find a part of the city moat.
  • Radstadt parish church : three-aisled basilica in Romanesque-regothic style, which has been rebuilt several times. The first church was built in Radstadt in 1314. It was repeatedly devastated by the city fires, the last time in 1865. The Paul Hofhaymer memorial organ is also located in the city parish church .
  • Schusterturm: late Gothic light column from 1513 in the cemetery of the parish church
  • Capuchin church and crypt: baroque high altar; the Capuchin Tower is used as part of the Lerchen Castle Local History Museum.
  • Lerchen Castle : first mentioned in a document in 1298, renovated in 1779; now houses the local history museum
  • Tandalier Castle : arose from a since the 15th century. verifiable farmhouse, which was converted into an unfortified Renaissance castle in 1569
  • Local history museum: located in Lerchen Castle and shows the history of Radstadt, handicrafts and sacred art
  • Radstadt Castle : formerly the Capuchin monastery, today the vicarage
  • Mauer Castle : enclosed property with a wall reinforced with towers, privately owned
  • Fortification Mandlingpass : Fortification in Mandling on Ennstal Straße
  • Millennium Path: 1000 steps around the city wall and through the history of Austria
  • At the beginning of 2018, Radstadt will have a cinema again after a 42-year break - in the attic of the office man's tower from the 16th century.

freetime and sports

Sports and leisure activities in winter and summer:

  • Sports center (tennis, skate park, asphalt curling, ice rink, mini golf)
  • swimming pool
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • Mountain railways (Schischaukel Radstadt - Altenmarkt, part of the Ski amadé winter sports area )


Sons and daughters of the church
People related to the community

Web links

Commons : Radstadt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Radstadt  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. Die Voss (Berlin) No. 39, September 27, 1924, p. 6.
  3. Municipal council elections on March 10, 2019 according to mandates
  4. Josef Tagwercher . In: Salzburger Nachrichten : Salzburgwiki .
  5. City council election: In Salzburg the ÖVP drove a landslide victory . Article dated March 10, 2019, accessed March 10, 2019.
  6. Radstadt: Neues Kino after 42 years orf.at, January 30, 2018, accessed February 3, 2018.
  7. Bernhard Schneider , in: Regiowiki.at website