Voitsberg (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔɪ̯t͡sbɛʁk] (listen)) is a small city in the district of Voitsberg in Styria, Austria, with a population of c. 9,700 as of 2009. It grew upon the St. Margaret church at the Tregistbach river and was first mentioned in 1220 as Civitas. Remains of the Greisenegg palace and Obervoitsberg castle can be seen. Other objects of interest are its Cityhall Voitsberg, designed by architect Arik Brauer.

Voitsberg
Panorama of Voitsberg
Panorama of Voitsberg
Coat of arms of Voitsberg
Voitsberg is located in Austria
Voitsberg
Voitsberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°02′N 15°09′E / 47.033°N 15.150°E / 47.033; 15.150Coordinates: 47°02′N 15°09′E / 47.033°N 15.150°E / 47.033; 15.150
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictVoitsberg
Government
 • MayorErnst Meixner (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total28.54 km2 (11.02 sq mi)
Elevation
394 m (1,293 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total9,403
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
A-8570
Area code61625
Websitewww.voitsberg.at
Castle Greissenegg, 1830, Lith. J.F. Kaiser, Graz

TransportEdit

Voitsberg is connected by rail to Köflach and Styria's capital city Graz.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.