Culture & Tradition

Guided Town Walk & Miners’ Traditions

If you really want to get to know our town, join a guided tour through Leoben. During an exciting town walk you’ll learn lots of interesting facts about Styria’s second largest town. We also offer guided themed tours on the “Fascination of Steel” in the voestalpine Donawitz Company.

The miners and their traditions are still kept alive in the town and above all in the Montanuniversität Leoben. In addition to the St. Barbara festivities on 4 December, the students uphold many other wonderful customs and traditions. From the “Ledersprung” initiation ceremony to the “Bierauszug” concluding ceremony of the academic year and “Bergkittel” traditional clothing.

One more insider tip: enjoy a play in Leoben’s “Stadttheater” – Austria’s oldest theatre continuously performing since it first opened.