Ramingstein is located between three Austrian provinces, Salzburg, Styria and Carinthia, in the heart of the Lungauer Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, the biggest biosphere reserve in Austria.
Ramingstein has a long and storied history. In fact, in the Middle Ages this town was one of the most important mining areas in the Alpine region. This picturesque town lies right on the River Mur, which originates in Lungau. Standing above town is Burg Finstergrün, the emblem of Ramingstein and proud witness to former times. To the south of the Mur, the community extends into the Lungau Nockberge, a hilly El Dorado for hikers and ski tourers.
Both Lungau as well as Ramingstein are distinguished by pristine nature, deeply rooted culture and living folk customs. We invite you to come see for yourself.
"The whole world is full of wonders." - Martin Luther
that Burg Finstergrün is the emblem of Ramingstein. It stands imposingly on a steep rocky outcropping high above the town to the north, which lies at 950 m above sea level.
From the hilltop where it is perched, you can look far out into the surrounding countryside and easily imagine how, back in the Middle Ages, you would likely have been able to see other castles off in the distance and closely watch over traveling merchants passing by below, ensuring they paid the tolls that were due.