|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Spittal an der Drau|
|License plate :||SP|
|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
|Mayor :||Franz Zlöbl ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2015 )
|Location of Rangersdorf in the Spittal an der Drau district|
The districts of Witschdorf, Rangersdorf and Tresdorf seen from the Hatzalm
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
RANGERSDORF located in Mölltal between the Goldberggruppe counting Zellinkopf ( ) 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.
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.
Culture and sights
- The Marterle pilgrimage church is a chapel located 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 .
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.
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Statistics Austria, population census, demographic data. May 15, 2001, accessed March 2, 2019 .
- Quoted from Wilhelm Deuer: The Carinthian municipal coat of arms . Verlag des Kärntner Landesarchiv, Klagenfurt 2006, ISBN 3-900531-64-1 , p. 224