Ramsau am Dachstein

Ramsau am Dachstein is a municipality with 2795 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the Expositur Groebming in Liezen ( district court Schladming ), in the Austrian province of Styria. With 6,500 beds, it is the largest tourist resort in Styria.


Ramsau is situated in the northwest of the province of Styria, on the border with Upper Austria and the province of Salzburg. The high plateau surrounding the Ramsau is situated at an altitude 1100-1700 m, immediately to the south face of the Dachstein Massif then. The municipality comprises the town of Ramsau am Dachstein, the municipality comprises the cadastral directing and Ramsau. The northerly Dachstein glacier with its year round skiing ( ski resort Dachstein glacier) is the easternmost glacier in the Alps. Neighboring municipalities are ( clockwise from the south): Schladming, Pichl- Preunegg (both Styria), Radstadt, Filzmoos (both Land Salzburg ), Gosau, Hallstatt, Upper Traun (all Upper Austria ), house in the Enns valley (Styria ).

Coat of arms

The award of the municipality coat of arms was made with effect from 1 November 1977.

Green sign with a sign foot of three silver tips. A auffliegender silver eagle, next to a silver Luther Rose.

Partner community

Bad Blumau


Archaeological finds indicate a Late Roman fortified settlement on the so-called Knallwand ( Burgstaller ).

First mentioned around 1120 as Ramsowe. The largest landowners were Admont Monastery (in the east ) and the monastery of St. Peter in Salzburg (in the west - Schildlehen ). The castle Satteneck 1286, in the course of a dispute (today: Cat Castle ) first mentioned, which was destroyed again in 1288 and received no military significance.

Beginning of the 15th century saw the establishment of the still existing Lodenwalke in Ramsau- Rössing.

1599-1781 was the period of secret Protestantism. Following the adoption of the Patent of Toleration, most Ramsauer farmers declared in January 1782 as " Lutheran- Evangelical ". Among the first pastors counted Johann Georg Overbeck. The Ramsauer farmers are considered pioneers of Luther faith in Austria until now 78 % of the population have remained Protestant. 18 % of the population are Catholics, 3% no religious persuasion.

With the opening of Austria hut at the foot of the Dachstein south wall in 1880 the tourist development began. A milestone in the development of alpine history, the first ascent of the Dachstein south face by Georg and Franz Steiner in 1909 dar. interrupted by the two world wars, the tourism became the largest economic factor in the Ramsau. In 1969, the planned since the late twenties Dachstein south face was opened and thus opened up the glacier on the Dachstein plateau.

In 1999, the Nordic World Ski Championships 1999 took place in Ramsau.

Since 2004, the Ramsau is officially a health resort.


In the district of Rössing the company Lodenwalker resident, claims to be the oldest profession of Styria.

Culture and sights

Besides the great Protestant parish in the district of location and the small Catholic Church of St. Rupert is worth seeing with its beautiful wood paneling at Kulm in the district of Kulm.

Several old farms make Ramsau quite worth seeing for culture lovers. A native of the 18th century water mill ( Rössing ) can be visited.

The Austria Hut ( 1,638 m) houses the highest ( Alpine ) Museum of Styria.

From the Ramsau you can see the panoramic view of the Dachstein Massif. Far to the west begins the massif with the Torstein, on it goes through the Mitterspitz, the Hoher Dachstein, the dirndl, Hunerkogel ( mountain station ), Koppenkarstein, then the Scheichenspitze, the Sinnabell that Luserwand, the Kufstein up to Stoderzinken, the already covers the territory of the municipality Groebming.

Nationwide awareness reaches the community by ZDF / ORF Family series " The rescuers ", which plays in Ramsau and the surrounding area.

Winter sports

Alpine skiing

The skiing area of Ramsau am Dachstein is part of the ski region of Schladming -Dachstein ski area of the Ski amadé. In addition to the Dachstein glacier, which is a private ski resort which is the Rittisberg center of Alpine skiing in the community. A quad chairlift and one surface lift open up there for five kilometers of slopes for all levels, also is there a practice lift. In addition, there are isolated or in pairs throughout the municipal area scattered seven ski lifts with easy slopes. From the valley station of the Dachstein south face the downturn is possible in Ramsau-Ort on skis on a flat way.

Cross-country skiing

In Ramsau cross-country skiing are available with a total length of 220 kilometers available.


  • Hans Peter Royer (1962-2013), evangelical preacher, head of int torchbearers movement, author
  • Hartmut Skerbisch (1945-2009), architect and artist
  • Reinhard Tritscher (* 1946), Skiweltcupläufer, Olympian
  • Wolfgang Perner (1967 ), biathlete
  • Lydia Prugger (* 1969), ski mountaineer
  • Herbert Stein baker, humorist Steix, Gstanzlsänger
  • Achim Walcher (1967 ), cross-country skier, Olympian
  • Torsten Walcher (* 1971), Sporttraumatologe, trauma surgeon