Unmissable tourist sites
Leoben Travel guide
Leoben : Michelin's recommendations
Leoben is known by historians as the town where Bonaparte signed a preliminary peace treaty in 1797, after his lightning Italian campaign. It is a market town and the Styrian metallurgical industry's centre since the Middle Ages. Leoben's industrial suburbs form a striking contrast to the Alpine setting of the urban area's vast basin. The old town churches and imposing Hauptplatz houses still testify to the town's former wealth.
Tourist attractions Leoben : Things to see and do
Hauptplatz A - 8700 Leoben
In the Old Town centre, the imposing Hauptplatz houses still testify to the wealth of the former ironmasters. The Plague Column, with its sculpture group of the Trinity and saints, was erected in 1717. There are fine old houses in the Dominikanerga..
Kirchplatz 1 A - 8700 Leoben
The Church of St Francis Xavier testifies to the power of the Jesuit College founded in Leoben in 1613. This early-Baroque building from the 1660s, attributed to the architect Pietro Francesco Carlone, offers a pilastered and corniced façade, flank..
Waasenstr. A - 8700 Leoben
West of the town, near the bridge over the Mur, the Gothic church of Maria am Waasen has retained interesting 15C stained-glass windows in the chancel, depicting apostles and saints, the Coronation of the Virgin, and scenes from the Life and Pass..
Hauptplatz 1 A - 8700 Leoben
Located on the main square of Leoben, Hotel Kongress features 2 restaurants, a beer pub, and an underground car park. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms. The rooms at the Kongress Hotel feature satellite TV, a minibar, and a bathroom with hairdrye..