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Country  Austria
Population  24,848 (Apr 1, 2009)
University  University of Leoben
Area  107.74 km2
State  Styria
District  Leoben
Mayor  Matthias Konrad (SPO)

Leoben ( ) is a Styrian city in central Austria, located by the Mur river. With a population of about 25,000 it is a local industrial center and hosts the University of Leoben which specialises in mining. The Peace of Leoben, an armistice between Austria and France preliminary to the Treaty of Campo Formio, was signed in Leoben in 1797.


Map of Leoben

The Justice Center Leoben is a prison designed by architect Josef Hohensinn, which was completed in 2005.

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Past and present

Leoben is known as the “Gateway to the Styrian Iron Road”. The 13th century Main Square features the Hackl House with its baroque facade in red and white. The City Parish Church, St. Francis Xavier, built in 1660, comprises a 17th-century interior and is considered one of the most significant Jesuit churches in Austria. Also of note is the Art Nouveau Lutheran church which is at the upper end of the Franz-Josef-Strasse.

The oldest convent for women in Styria is Goss Abbey. Founded in 1020 A.D., it was run by the Benedictine nuns until it was dissolved in 1782. The early Romanesque crypt is of note as is the Gosser Ornat, which can be seen in Vienna (Museum for Applied Arts). Next to the convent is the Gosser brewery, which includes a brewery museum.

Current cultural events include classical concerts in the Congress Leoben, productions of the Summer Philharmonic in July and performances of local and guest productions in the oldest operating theater in Austria.

Tradition & Avantgarde

Leoben was shaped for centuries by the trade in iron and the research in raw materials carried out at the University of Leoben which was founded in 1840. Mining traditions still play an important part in city life. Examples are the Miners Parade, the St. Barbara Celebration or the Ledersprung ("Leather Jump"). The Gosser Kirtag, a street fair, takes place on the Thursday after the first Sunday in October and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Leoben.

Other components of the vigorous cultural life of the "Mining City" include classical concerts in the Congress Leoben, productions of the Summer Philharmonics in July and performances of locally created and guest productions in the oldest still-running theatre in Austria.

Notable people

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