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Museums

Summer house of Eggenwald in Leoben

Eggenwaldsches Gartenhaus in Leoben, Austria

In this summer house formerly owned by Josef von Eggenwald, an important event of the `War of the First Coalition’ took place. French and Austrian leaders signed here the ‘Peace Treaty of Leoben’.

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Castles

Maßenburg in Leoben

Maßenburg in Leoben, Austria

The Maßenburg is a castle ruin on a hill high over Leoben. It was probably first built in the 13th century. Today hikers have there a great view of Leoben from a viewing tower built on the ruins of a former watch tower.

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Traditions

Parade of miners wearing an ‘Arschleder’

Miners wearing an 'Arschleder' at the central place of Leoben

An interesting detail seen at a celebration for miners in Leoben. The miners are wearing a so called ‘Arschleder’ (German), also known as breech leather or miner’s apron. More…

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Towers

Schwammerlturm in Leoben

Schwammerlturm in Leoben, Austria

Every year I love to have a glass of beer on top of this tower after visiting one of the great ethnological exhibitions in Leoben. In German we call this building ‘Schwammerlturm’ (= mushroom tower). More…