Coat of arms

Location within Austria

Coordinates: 47°01′40″N 15°29′48″E / 47.02778°N 15.49667°E / 47.02778; 15.49667Coordinates: 47°01′40″N 15°29′48″E / 47.02778°N 15.49667°E / 47.02778; 15.49667
Country Austria
State Styria
District Graz-Umgebung
  Mayor Karl Mayrhold (SPÖ)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 4,159
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 8071, 8074, 8302
Area codes +43 316
Website www.raaba-grambach.at

Raaba-Grambach is a market town in the district Graz-Umgebung in Styria, Austria since 2015. It was created as part of the Steiermärkische Gemeindestrukturreform of Styria[2] at the end of 2014, dissolving the towns Raaba and Grambach.[3] One complaint from both communities against merging was raised at the Constitutional Court but ended unsuccessfully.[4]



The municipality is located on the southeastern outskirts of the provincial capital of Graz, in eastern Styria's hill country and is part of the Graz Basin.


The municipal region contains four parts (populations as of 1 Jan 2016 [5]):

It contains two Katastralgemeinden (areas as of 2015[6]):


In 1265 Grambach was mentioned for the first time in the registers of the Grazer Marschallamt.

Until 1848, the town belonged to a number of landowners such as Herrschaft Liebenau, Messendorf-Hintenfeld, Münzgraben, Mühlegg, Schwarzenegg, Vasoldsberg, the Kommende Leech of the Kreuzerische Gült, the Dominicans of Graz, the Gut Kellerhof and the Pfarrgült Hausmannstätten and Fernitz.

The two local communities Raaba and Grambach arose in 1850 as autonomous bodies. After the annexation of Austria in 1938, the municipalities came to the Reichsgau Styria. Between 1945 and 1955, they were part of the British occupation zone in Austria.

In the year 2000, Raaba became a market community.

Industry and infrastructure


Due to the proximity to Graz, Raaba is very conveniently located. The Süd Autobahn (south motorway) A 2 runs directly through the area and can be reached from all the districts at the junction Puchwerk on motorway slip Graz-Ost. The Kirchbacher Straße B 73 can be reached after about two kilometers (1 mile) in the neighboring Hausmannstätten.

In Raaba there is a station of the Steirische Ostbahn Styrian Eastern Railway, which offers hourly regional train connections to Graz and Gleisdorf. The Hauptbahnhof Main station in Graz is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) apart. Raaba is connected to the bus line of the Graz AG Verkehrsbetriebe.

The distance to the Graz Airport is approximately 7 to 10 km (4.3 to 6.2 mi).

Established businesses

The following establishments are located in Raaba:


The 21 seats in the council are divided for 2015 as follows:

Coat of arms

Coat of arms of the predecessor towns



Both predecessor towns had a community crest. Because of the congregation, they lost their official validity on January 1, 2015. The new grant of the municipal coat of arms for the fusioned community took effect on 20 October 2016.[7]

Blazon (crest description):

"In the black and gold red shield a golden, black-lighted diagonal right beam, occupied by four ambitious black six-spoke wagonwheels; from the edge of the shield and the bar, upwards, three golden trees branches."[8]

Culture and sights

Spielerhof castle in Grambach
Böhmervilla in Raaba


The Lebenspark 2000 in Raaba was created by the merger of the Bohemian parks with the garden of the Fleckgründe and has an area of about 11,000 square metres (120,000 sq ft).



  1. Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Raaba-Grambach.
  2. Steiermärkische Gemeindestrukturreform.
  3. § 3 Abs. 3 Z 4 StGsrG, Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014.
  4. "Erkenntnis des VfGH," 23 September 2014. G 47/2014, G 114/2014.
  5. Einwohner nach Ortschaften (Excel-Datei, 835 KB); abgerufen am 29. August 2016
  6. Katastralgemeinden Stmk. 2015 (Excel-Datei, 128 KB); abgerufen am 29. Juli 2015
  7. 122. Verlautbarung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung vom 6. Oktober 2016 über die Verleihung des Rechtes zur Führung eines Gemeindewappens an die Marktgemeinde Raaba-Grambach (politischer Bezirk Graz-Umgebung), abgerufen am 20. Oktober 2016
  8. German description of town crest: "Im schwarz und golden gerandeten roten Schild ein goldener, schwarz bordierter Schrägrechtsbalken, belegt mit vier allseits anstoßenden schwarzen sechsspeichigen Wagenrädern; aus dem Schildrand und dem Balken nach oben wachsend je drei goldene Reiser."
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