Sankt Radegund

St. Radegund (also Sankt Radegund ) is a municipality in the Austrian state of Upper Austria in the district of Braunau am Inn in Innviertel with 576 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013). The competent court is the district court district Mattighofen until 2004, the village belonged to the district court Wildshut.

Nationally known it was as birthplace and home of the 2007 beatified by the Catholic Church Franz Jägerstätter.

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Sankt Radegund is located on 480 m altitude in Innviertel. The expansion is 4.8 kilometers from north to south, from west to east 6.3 km. The total area is 17.9 km ². 71.5 % of the area is forested, 21.8 % of the area is used for agriculture.

Community structure

The municipal area covers seven villages (in brackets population as at 31 October 2011):

  • Biri (184 )
  • Eichbichl (12 )
  • Ettenau ( 2)
  • Hadermarkt (95 )
  • Schwabenlandl (44 )
  • St. Radegund (223 )
  • Werfenau (3)

The municipality comprises the cadastral Hadermarkt.

Coat of arms

Official description of the municipality coat of arms: In a blue of red and silver double row angular contact geschachter bar; above a golden, old royal crown with silver beads in the leaves, below a silver, slanting deer rod. The municipality colors are yellow and red.


Since the establishment of the Duchy of Bavaria, the place was Bavarian until 1779 and came to the Peace of Teschen with the Innviertel (then ' Innbaiern ') to Austria. During the Napoleonic Wars shortly Bavarian, He joined the 1814 final to Upper Austria. After the annexation of Austria to the German Reich on 13 March 1938, the town belonged to the " Upper Danube ". After 1945 the restoration of Upper Austria.


Mayor Simon Sigl of the ÖVP.

Population Development

In 1991 the community had 560 inhabitants according to the census, in 2001 then 580 inhabitants.

Culture and sights

  • House of the Blessed Franz Jägerstätter Museum
  • Gothic parish church with Franz Jägerstätter Memorial
  • Healing Bruendl Chapel in Weilhartsforst
  • Plague


In 1996, in the former elementary school of the community, the inking unit Radegund, a studio, workshop and gallery house opened. The project was initiated by living in nearby St. Georgen artist Karl Heinz nice weather († 2006). The aim of the inking unit is to bring art and culture in the small villages.


Sankt Radegund is part of the tourist region SEELENTIUM - Upper Innviertel. Many hiking and cycling trails lead through the municipal area, including the pilgrimage route of Via Nova.

In August 2011, the World Championships of Iceland horses took place in Sankt Radegund.


Sons and daughters

  • Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943), farmer, conscientious objectors, Seliger of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Johann Baptist Wengler (1816-1899), painter of Viennese Biedermeier


Parish Church of St Radegund

Grave of Franz Jägerstätter on the outside wall of the parish church

St. Radegund ( center right outside) on Weilharter forest, around 1939