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Rangersdorf (Austria)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Carinthia
Political District : Spittal an der Drau
License plate : SP
Surface: 84.28 km²
Coordinates : 46 ° 52 '  N , 12 ° 58'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 51 '49 "  N , 12 ° 57' 53"  E
Height : 864  m above sea level A.
Residents : 1,705 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 20 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 9833
Area code : 0 48 23
Community code : 2 06 31
Address of the
municipal administration:
No. 40
9833 Rangersdorf
Website: www.gemeinde-rangersdorf.at
Mayor : Franz Zlöbl ( ÖVP )
Municipal Council : ( 2015 )
(15 members)
7th 4th 4th 
A total of 15 seats
Location of Rangersdorf in the Spittal an der Drau district
Bad Kleinkirchheim Baldramsdorf Berg im Drautal Dellach im Drautal Flattach Gmünd in Kärnten Greifenburg Großkirchheim Heiligenblut am Großglockner Irschen Kleblach-Lind Krems in Kärnten Lendorf Lurnfeld Mallnitz Malta Millstatt am See Mörtschach Mühldorf Oberdrauburg Obervellach Radenthein Rangersdorf Reißeck Rennweg am Katschberg Sachsenburg Seeboden am Millstätter See Spittal an der Drau Stall Steinfeld (Kärnten) Trebesing Weißensee Winklern KärntenLocation of the municipality of Rangersdorf in the Spittal an der Drau district (clickable map)
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The districts of Witschdorf, Rangersdorf and Tresdorf seen from the Hatzalm
The districts of Witschdorf, Rangersdorf and Tresdorf seen from the Hatzalm
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Rangersdorf is a municipality with 1705 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Spittal an der Drau district in Carinthia .


Geographical location

RANGERSDORF located in Mölltal between the Goldberggruppe counting Zellinkopf ( 2597  m ) and the southern Kreuzeckgruppe with the opening out here valleys ( grooves ) of the Lamnitzbaches and Zleinitzbaches. The flood-proof terraces in the mouth of the large tributaries (hamlets Lamnitz and Lainach) and leveling in the northern slope of the Mölltal (at rising altitudes: Rangersdorf, Tresdorf, Lobersberg) are predominantly populated.

Community structure

Rangersdorf is divided into the three cadastral municipalities of Lainach, Rangersdorf and Tresdorf, the municipality includes the following nine localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):

  • Lainach (446)
  • Lamnitz (141)
  • Lobersberg (194)
  • Plappergassen (54)
  • Rangersdorf (367)
  • Tresdorf (281)
  • Wenneberg (38)
  • Witschdorf (177)
  • Zladisch (7)


Slavic tribes settled on the western slope of the Goldberg Group as early as the 7th century. The "Villa Routkerasdorf" was first mentioned in a document in an exchange contract of the Freising Bishop from the years between 1006 and 1039. The place name is derived from the Rangsburg located above the place. This was destroyed in 1292 by the Counts of Gorizia together with the stable stable and was not rebuilt afterwards.

In the late Middle Ages, Rangersdorf was a well-known gold, silver and copper mining site. The current municipal area was administered by the respective rule of Stall for almost six centuries. The community of Rangersdorf was founded in 1850 and since then has only seen minor corrections compared to Stall in 1964.


According to the 2001 census, the community of Rangersdorf has 1805 inhabitants, 97% of whom have Austrian and 1% German citizenship .

95.9% of the community population profess to the Roman Catholic Church and 1.4% to the Protestant Church . 1.3% describe themselves as non-denominational.

Culture and sights

  • The Marterle pilgrimage church is a chapel located 1861  m above sea level on the southern slope of the Sadnig group . Its name comes from a cross that stood in its place before it was built. The chapel was given its current shape from a new building from 1904, which was completed two years later with the consecration.
  • The late Gothic parish church of Rangersdorf had the oldest winged altar in Carinthia (1425, today in the Diocesan Museum in Klagenfurt).
  • The late Gothic, later Baroque-style branch church of Lainach has a high altar from around 1670. It is consecrated to St. Margaret.
  • In Lainach is the iron, sulfur and radon Margarethe source .
  • The massive waterfall of the Lamnitzbach ( Zlapp , name of Slavic origin) is located in a difficult to access gorge above Lamnitz.

Economy and Infrastructure

In addition to the traditionally dominant agriculture, tourism is now also an important economic factor for some small and medium-sized enterprises in the mechanical and plant engineering sector, as well as the construction industry.

Mölltal Straße (B 106), which connects Rangersdorf with the neighboring communities of Winklern and Stall , runs through the municipality . A rail link to Rangersdorf there is not, the nearest stations are in Lienz or Mallnitz or Spittal .


Municipal council

The Rangersdorf municipal council has 15 members and has been composed as follows since the 2015 municipal council election :

The directly elected mayor is Franz Zlöbl (ÖVP).

coat of arms

The blazon of the coat of arms of Rangersdorf reads: The silver church of Marterle in blue on a silver three-mountain, top right with a golden blossom of the elder orchid.

The west facade of the pilgrimage church "Marterle" is shown in the center, in the shield base of the coat of arms the mountainous situation of the community is expressed with a three mountain. A native orchid species, the elder orchid ( Dactylorhiza sambucina ), also popularly known as "Adam and Eve" , was selected as a heraldic symbol . The coat of arms and flag were awarded to the municipality on July 23, 1978, the flag is blue and white with an incorporated coat of arms.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
  2. ^ Statistics Austria, population census, demographic data. May 15, 2001, accessed March 2, 2019 .
  3. ^ Quoted from Wilhelm Deuer: The Carinthian municipal coat of arms . Verlag des Kärntner Landesarchiv, Klagenfurt 2006, ISBN 3-900531-64-1 , p. 224