• ÖVP: 9
  • SPÖ: 2
  • FPÖ: 2

Filzmoos is a municipality with 1447 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the province of Salzburg in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in Austria.

  • 2.1 Legend of Filzmoos Child
  • 6.1 Winter Sports
  • 6.2 Football
  • 9.1 Sons and daughters of the town
  • 9.2 Persons with respect to the municipality


The municipality is located in northeastern Pongau at the Mandling in Salzburg. The Gosaukammbahn with the distinctive miter ( 2,458 m ) in the north of Filzmoos is part of the Dachstein Massif. The southern and western part of the parish belongs to the Salzburg Slate Alps. The village belonged until 2004 to the judicial district of Radstadt and since 1 January 2005, part of the judicial district of St. Johann im Pongau.

Neighboring municipalities are Eben im Pongau, Radstadt Mandling, Ramsau am Dachstein, Gosau and Annaberg.

Community structure

The municipality comprises the two villages (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Filzmoos ( 764 )
  • Neuberg ( 697 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Filzmoos Neuberg and.


Filzmoos was first mentioned in 1333 under the name Viltmoos. The name comes from the once very mossy and marshy area, as only shepherds inhabited the valley.

First settlers were probably the Taurisci. For Christ's birth then the Romans came to the area. Towards the end of the 6th century Slavs invaded the Enns valley before, which later, coming out of the Lammer Valley, Bavarians followed.

In times past, even mining was carried out in Filzmoos. In several places, especially at the Rötelstein and on Mandlingzug ( Roßbrand ) and Arzberg silver, copper and iron have been won, but also arsenic, lead and zinc. In house and ground name recall.

Filzmoos has suffered severely from the Salzburger Protestants expulsion in the years 1731/32. The loss of more than half of the residents had to be absorbed.

Formerly a pasture and mining area, the place is now increasingly influenced by tourism.

Legend of Filzmoos Child

Two shepherds who camped in the area, found where today the original chapel built in 1820 stands a carved Jesus Kindl, standing on a tree stump. It lifted the oath fingers and rang a bell. This Jesus Kindl was brought by the shepherds in the deanery church to Altenmarkt, but it is back again overnight to its stand in Filzmoos. Since then, it sits in a halo above the altar in the parish church in Filzmoos and are attributed to him healings and deliverance from distress.

Coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms is described as follows: " In red from green ground growing three natural moss flask on wet ground, surmounted by a golden bell with four silver lace making. " It symbolizes the wet ground near Filzmoos and the legend of the " Filzmoos Child " ( see section history ).


The mayor is the farmer Johann Sulzberger. Vice Mayor Johann Buchsteiner. Both belong to the ÖVP.

Culture and sights

  • Sanctuary: Late Gothic, 15th century, here is the " Filzmoos Child " worshiped.
  • Farm Museum: located in Oberhof, one of the oldest buildings in Filzmoos, which is being maintained by the owner and farmer Christian Salchegger with his wife Johanna.
  • Oberhof in Filzmoos was first documented mention 1285 1333 was the yeoman " Alblinno at the court " as Bauernsmann operates (the freeholders were no free people, but own people of the archbishop, who sat as farmers on the estates that did not belong to the archbishop. but his vassals, as the Goldegger or Frundsberger ). In 1604 the farm belonged to the noble knights of Antretter and the Hofer family were their serfs and were then allowed to freely buy and the court is therefore since 1648 family owned the family Hofer Hofer Salchegger. 1936 was awarded by the Government of Salzburg, the Erbhofrecht.

On Oberhof is a plaque by the German poet Agnes Miegel whose maternal ancestors descended from Oberhof ( emigration of the Salzburg Protestants 1732).

  • Oberhofalm: for Oberhof include the Oberhofalm in Filzmoos, a well-known destination in the Hofalmgebiet at the foot of the bishop's miter, the Gosau stone and Torstein ( Dachstein Mountains ). Oberhof is still fully intact farm.
  • Unterhofalm: the Unterhofalm in Filzmoos, a well-known destination in the Hofalmgebiet at the foot of the bishop's miter, the Gosau stone and Torstein is ( Dachstein Mountains ).


Winter sports

The ski resort Filzmoos is part of the Salzburger Sportwelt Ski amadé, and has two ski mountains, which together have 12 km of pistes, with a gondola, 2 chair lifts and 5 ski lifts:

  • South on the Roßbrand, up to 1,600 m, where a high trail is
  • North on the Great Mountain ( 1380 m)

The Filzmoos Ski Club is currently represented by Michaela Kirchgasser and Philipp Schörghofer in the World Cup.


With the USK Filzmoos the Raika community also has a football team, which plays in the 2nd class South. The club has been champion twice. 1993/94 and 2001/ 02

Regular events

  • International Hot Air Balloon week in Filzmoos: place since 1979 annually at the beginning of January with international balloonist teams instead.
  • Hubertus hard: every two years there is the Hubertus Filzmoos - hard by the hunters in Filzmoos in the Hubertus chapel.
  • Christmas idyll in the Hofalm
  • Hanneshof Balloon Week
  • 4 Filzmooser enjoyment Night on August 14, 2014


  • Kindergarten
  • Elementary school


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Barbara Passrugger (1910-2001), born Hofer, writer
  • Christian Salcheger - wt. Oberhof Bauer ( January 2, 1925 - September 2, 2007 ), author and publisher "Filzmoos - over been handed down and experienced ", founder of the imperial museum at Oberhof
  • Brigitte Habersatter Totschnig ( born August 30, 1954), a former alpine skier, Sportswoman of the Year, downhill World Cup champion and Olympic silver medalist

Persons with respect to the municipality

  • Johanna Maier ( born 1951 ), winning cook of the Hotel Hubertus in Filzmoos, only 3 Gault Millau toques cook
  • Philipp Schörghofer (* 1983), alpine skier who grew up in Filzmoos
  • Michaela Kirchgasser (* 1985), alpine skier who grew up in Filzmoos