Leoben is a city in Styria, in Central Austria, located on the Mur river. The city’s population is about 25,000 people, is a local industrial center. In Leoben there is a University, founded in 1840, which specializiruetsya on the mining industry. Leoben is known as the “gateway to the Styrian iron”.
Residents of Leoben for many centuries engaged in trade with iron. Mountain traditions still play an important role in the life of the city. So, for example, annually celebrated the Day of miners, the feast of St. Barbara, held various thematic trade fairs and exhibitions.
The main attractions of the city include the Baroque Church of St. Francis Xavier 17th century, Old town hall, the Gothic Church of Maria am Waasen with original stained glass Windows, an old Benedictine Abbey Hess with frescoes of the 14th century and early-Romanesque crypt, the Church of St. Jacob and the University of Leoben.