• ÖVP: 12
  • SPÖ: 7
  • FPÖ: 2

German Feistritzwerke is a market town with 3896 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in Styria, Austria. It lies in the north of the district Graz-Umgebung and judicial district Graz-West an der Mur. From 1 January 2015 it has joined forces framework of the Styrian municipality structural reform with the community Großstübing, the new community will be called " German Feistritzwerke " to continue.

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 4.1 traffic 4.1.1 road
  • 4.1.2 Railway
  • 4.1.3 Air Traffic
  • 5.1 municipal
  • 5.2 Mayor
  • 6.1 freeman
  • 6.2 Sons and daughters of the town


Geographical Location

German Feistritzwerke is located about 15 km north of the provincial capital of Graz at the mouth of evil Bach in the Mur - and not, as the name might suggest, on the Feistritzwerke. The community is separated from the neighboring community Peggau on the left side of the Mur just across the river.

Community structure

The municipality comprises the following eight villages (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Arzwaldgraben (41 )
  • German Feistritzwerke ( 2195 )
  • Himberg (53 )
  • Kleinstübing (750)
  • Königsgraben (168 )
  • Prenning (342 )
  • Stübing trench ( 108)
  • Waldstein (235 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral German Feistritzwerke, Kleinstübing, Königsgraben, Prenning, Stübing ditch and Waldstein.


As part of the Styrian community structure reform, the German community Feistritzwerke will be fused (at the latest in 2015) with the community Großstübing.

Neighboring communities


In German Feistritzwerke there was a mine, in which mainly lead and zinc were mined. 1765 was his most successful year, 116 kg of silver, about 22 tons of lead and about 104 tons of litharge. The mining industry was set at the beginning of the 20th century.


Culture and sights

  • Castle Thinnfeld
  • Sensenwerk ( now a museum )
  • Gothic parish church of St. Martin and Kirchberg
  • Austrian Open Air Museum in Kleinstübing
  • Castle Stübing ( as in Kleinstübing, now part of the SOS Children's Village )
  • Castle Waldstein ( German Feistritzwerke ) and castle ruins Waldstein Waldstein
  • The castle ruins of hunger tower in Waldstein
  • The ruins of the Roman period villa rustica in Kleinstübing

Economy and infrastructure



German Feistritzwerke is located on the Phyrn A9 motorway and at the Brucker Straße S 35 The closest connection point is located in the node Peggau - German Feistritzwerke (165 ) 3 km away. The Phyrn motorway is also the junction Übelbach (157 ) at 7 km distance. The Grazerstraße B 67, which runs parallel to Phyrn motorway towards Graz, is also accessible via the node Peggau - German Feistritzwerke.

The municipality located in the wake of Phyrn motorway service area the German Feistritzwerke and approximately 1,200 m long Schartnerkogeltunnel.


German Feistritzwerke has a stop at the local railway Peggau - Übelbach, which is operated by the Styrian provincial railways. In the districts Zitoll, Viertler / Prenning, Prenning, Waldstein and Himberg also be located breakpoints.

The station Peggau - German Feistritzwerke on the southern railway, with hourly express train connections ( S1) is located in the neighboring municipality Peggau in about 1 km away. 3 km away Kleinstübing is the only station in the market town.


Graz Airport is around 30 km away.


Parish council

The council consists of 21 members and has been committed to the local council election 2010 mandates the following parties together:


Mayor since 2011 Michael Viertler (ÖVP ). 1 Vice Mayor Werner Höller ( ÖVP) 2nd Vice Mayor Sylvia is Rinner ( SPÖ).



  • Hans Bammer (* 1922), Provincial retired

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Peter Tunner (1809-1897), iron and steel pioneer
  • Victor Francis Hess (1883-1964), physicist and Nobel laureate
  • Ernst Fischer (1899-1972), Austrian writer and politician ( Minister of Education), died in German Feistritzwerke