Sausal (region)

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Kitzeck from the southwest

Kitzeck from the southwest

Highest peak Demmerkogel ( 671  m above sea level )
location Styria , Austria
part of Southeastern Alpine Foreland
Classification according to Landscape structure of Styria V.2
Coordinates 46 ° 48 '  N , 15 ° 27'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 48 '  N , 15 ° 27'  E
Type Hill country
rock Phyllitic slate
Age of the rock Paleozoic

The or the Sausal in Styria describes the hilly country between the rivers Sulm and Laßnitz . The highest point is the Demmerkogel ( 671  m above sea level ), on which there is a lookout tower.


The name "Sausal" is mentioned in documents from the Middle Ages as "Susil". It is derived from the Latin "Solva silva" (Sulmwald). Only in an older publication is the opinion published that the name derives from “Sau suhle ” because of the abundance of wild boars in the area .


It is made of Paleozoic slate and part of the Central Styrian threshold (Sausal threshold), which separates the East Styrian from the West Styrian basin .

Wine , chestnut and fruit cultures can be found in Sausal , and pumpkin cultivation also plays a role - the typical Styrian pumpkin seed oil is obtained from them.

The main towns in the area are Sankt Nikolai im Sausal in the north, Sankt Andrä-Höch in the west and Kitzeck im Sausal in the south . Popular lookout points are on the Demmerkogel in the center and on the Kreuzkogel in the east of the region.

The Klapotetz is a cultural characteristic of the area .

Historical maps of the Sausal


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Chronicle of the community of Kitzeck im Sausal (accessed June 4, 2012).
  2. ^ Robert Baravalle: The Deutschlandsberg castle. Graz writing and office calendar 1932 for family and office. 148th year. Verlag Leykam Graz 1932. p. 226.