Kirchturm im Teich in Rottenmann | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | Rene Hochegger
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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
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The lake spans three hectares and is located in Rottenmann, 7 km from Murau in the direction of Schöder.
Martin Zeiller Garten | © Gemeinde Ranten
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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.
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At 65 m, Günstner Waterfall is the highest in Styria. 250 to 300 litres of water per second plunge over smooth primary rock in three impressive cascades, foaming and roaring wildly down into the ...
Reiten beim Hammerschmied in Ranten | © Fam. Auer
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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 ...
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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 ...
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An intermediate level hike on the forest path with gentle ascents and a beautiful view of the Rantental, the Freiberg and the Krakautal featuring the Preber mountain.
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A beautiful, family-friendly alpine walk on this magnificent panoramic mountain that starts in St. Ruprecht ob Murau. (Caution: toll road!)
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This easy yet long hike runs from the world championship host town of St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg to the summit of the Frauenalpe with its superb views.
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A wonderful, long hike for people seeking time out, leading to one of the most spectacular peaks in the Murau region for views.
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This long hike runs along hiking trails and mountain pastures to the world championship ski mountain of Kreischberg. For an easier family-friendly variant, take the gondola lift to the top.
Restaurant Pizzeria La Strada | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
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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.
Kastanienbar Kreischberg | © Everyday
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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 ...
Einkehrschwung am Kreischberg | © Moser
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The Einkehrschwung is the go-to après ski bar on the Kreischberg, and is located right by the valley station for the gondola lift. Here you can sit on the sun terrace and watch the skiers and ...
Restaurant Spoolfield im Relax Resort am Kreischberg | © Relax Resort
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At the restaurant Spoonfield, you will appreciate the high-quality taste sensations: from traditional to international delicacies and vegetarian goodies. Great importance is placed on the quality and ...
Jausenstation vlg. Tscheppa | © Jausenstation Tscheppa
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Set on a beautiful hill, surrounded by forest and meadowland, lies the Tscheppa snack bar. Enjoy-ment and tradition are the order of the day here. Settle into the cosy parlour or enjoy the sunshine ...

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