Kirchturm im Teich in Rottenmann | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | Rene Hochegger
Murau-Kreischberg

Ranten

Not far from the district capital of Murau is the municipality of Ranten, encompassing the towns of Ranten and Rinegg. In the Murau-Kreischberg region, Ranten is well known for its history. Why not try your hand at one or more of the many sporting activities on offer here, such as hiking or cycling? Fishing at the Rottenmanner reservoir is also a popular activity among visitors.


History of Ranten

The town of Ranten was first documented way back in 1075, and looks back on a long history. It is the birthplace of Martin Zeiller, the world's first travel journalist. In the Baroque period, Zeiller wrote the very first travel guide in German. The Martin Zeiller Path incorporates the impact and ideas of this extraordinary Ranten man. The Martin Zeiller Garden was also erected in his honour.

 

Get active on holiday in Ranten

Take a hike through forests, past mountain lakes and up mountain peaks. Of course, there are a few routes to explore by bike too. Ranten is linked to Murau by cycle trail R63, which is also a great route for inline skaters.

The leisure hike "Forest, water, peak" comes highly recommended. Set out from the village square, continue via the Kalvarienberg chapel and eventually reach the Trattenkogel. Then it's back to your starting point, perhaps with a stop-off at the Sophie Hütte mountain hut.

Alternatively, you could decide to take a long, leisurely walk along the Rantenbach stream From the Gasthof Hammerschmied, follow the asphalt cycle path/footpath towards Murau for around 3 km. At the end of the trail, turn left onto the state road to the Waschlrad (water wheel). The return journey takes the same route back along the Rantenbach. The Rottenmannerweg too starts at the Gasthof Hammerschmied and runs a relaxed 6 km to the Rottenmanner reservoir and back.

The sports centre is located 300 m west of the town centre. Here you will find two tennis courts, a football pitch and an asphalt surface for roller skaters and skateboarders.

In addition to these many and varied sporting options, fishing also plays an important role in the area. Drop by the Rottenmanner reservoir – Petri Heil! ("Good fishing!") as they say in these parts! Ranten offers an abundance of nature and a historically interesting area at altitudes of 940 to 1740 m.

 

Ranten's custom

Ranten is also one of the few towns in the Murau-Kreischberg region to have a Schützengarde (guard) that has been around for over 200 years. Come the end of summer, the locals celebrate a church festival in honour of St. Bartholomew with "Prangschützen" (traditional guard) gun salutes and lots of music. The parade of the Ranten Schützengarde, waving the white-and-green flag, is a special highlight on the programme. This unique festival on Bartholomew Sunday in August guarantees plenty of fun and a great atmosphere.

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Rottenmanner Teich mit Kirchturm im See | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
The lake spans three hectares and is located in Rottenmann, 7 km from Murau in the direction of Schöder.
Reiten beim Hammerschmied in Ranten | © Fam. Auer
Murau-Kreischberg
Horse riding at the Schieferhof is an absolute must for all horse-lovers. The Schieferhof (a five-minute walk) is a horse farm belonging to the Gasthof Hammerschmied. In July and August, you can go ...
St. Peter-Schöder
The Pusterwald resort is a lovely little skiing paradise in the heart of the Hohe Tauern. It is ideal for families as it is great value for money and has a friendly atmosphere. The lift has been ...
Stadtpfarrkirche Ranten | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
This particularly beautiful Catholic parish church, with Romanesque, Gothic and Late Baroque architectural features, is a fine contemporary witness to Christian culture. It was built in the early ...
Martin Zeiller Garten | © Gemeinde Ranten
Murau-Kreischberg
The Martin Zeiller Trail was opened in 1989 to honour the 400th birthday of the author Martin Zeiller. It was designed by the sculptor Alfred Schlösser from Krottendorf - Gaisfeld.
Kastanienbar Kreischberg | © Everyday
Murau-Kreischberg
The Kastanienbar on the Kreischberg is THE place to meet for the young and young at heart. This is party central, and not just in winter. While the après ski crowd flocks to this bar at the foot of ...
Die älteste Gaststätte der Steiermark - Gasthaus Winter | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
The oldest restaurant in Styria is situated in Bodendorf, between St. Georgen am Kreischberg and St. Ruprecht ob Murau. The team bids guests a very warm welcome to this inn, where they can enjoy ...
Restaurant Pizzeria La Strada | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
The Pizzeria lies on the state road in St. Georgen, at the crossroads to the Kreischberg. Pizza and pasta as well as typical home-cooked Styrian fare can be enjoyed at the Pizzeria La Strada.
Pfiff - Das Restaurant am Golfplatz | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
Pfiff is a golf course restaurant, situated in the clubhouse for the Murau-Kreischberg golf club. Take a seat on the wonderful terrace (with sun shades) to watch people teeing off and, more ...
Gasthof Mooswirt in Rottenmann bei Ranten | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Murau-Kreischberg
The Gasthof Mooswirt is located in Rottenmann in the municipality of Ranten, on the way from Murau to Schöder. It is a decent, homely restaurant situated opposite the picturesque Rottenmann ...

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