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Stadt Meierei

Run by chef Martin Neuretter and chef de rang and sommelier Isabella Pichler, this restaurant offers quality cuisine from a menu featuring lamb, beef, poultry and fish specialities.
Square in Leoben


Dating from the 13th century, this long, rectangular square has an attractive Pestsäule (Plague Column; 1717). Many of the elegant facades lining the square were created in the 17th century, including the baroque Ha…
Museum in Leoben


This museum complex stages some of Austria’s best temporary exhibitions found outside the capital. Its permanent Schienen der Vergangenheit (Tracks of the Past) in the MuseumsCenter Leoben tells the history of Leobe…
Museum in Leoben

MuseumsCenter Leoben

This is the cultural heart of Leoben. The complex has an interesting Schienen der Vergangenheit (Tracks of the Past) section telling the history of Leoben and its industries, starting with the present and working ba…
Cafe in Leoben

Cafe am Schwammerlturm

This tiny cafe is a visual treat: it has wonderful outdoor seating on top of the circular city tower and breathtaking views over the town and countryside. The stairs are not for the faint-hearted, but it has a (glas…
Church in Leoben

Pfarrkirche St Xaver

The simple exterior of this early baroque edifice, built in 1665 as a Jesuit church, belies a complex interior of white walls and black-and-gold baroque altars.
Historic Building in Leoben

Altes Rathaus

Leoben’s connection with the iron industry is seen in the curious town motif displayed on the Altes Rathaus facade, which shows an ostrich eating horseshoes.
Historic Building in Leoben


Hauptplatz is lined with elegant 17th-century facades, including the baroque Hacklhaus.