• SPÖ: 8
  • ÖVP: 6
  • AAF: 1

Pirka is a municipality with 3270 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) southwest of Graz in the district of Graz-Umgebung the province of Styria. From 1 January 2015 it has joined forces framework of the Styrian municipality structural reform with the community Seiersberg, the new community will be called " Seiersberg - Pirka ".

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 4.1 traffic
  • 5.1 municipal
  • 5.2 Mayor
  • 5.3 Coat of Arms


Geographical Location

Pirka located in Western Styria approximately 5 km southwest of the provincial capital of Graz in Graz Basin.

Community structure

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

  • Bischofegg (104)
  • Neupirka (206 )
  • Neuwindorf (304)
  • Pirka (1934 )
  • Windorf (625 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Pirka - Eggenberg.

Neighboring communities


The districts Pirka and Windorf was mentioned in 1265 for the first time as " Pircha " and " Wind Village". 1865, the church was founded Pirka. At that time belonged Pirka, Windorf and Bischofegg the Archbishop of Salzburg.


Culture and sights

Economy and infrastructure


Pirka is located directly on the Graz -West, at which cross the south motorway (A2 ) and the Phyrn motorway ( A9). The nearest connection points are Seiersberg (188 ) on the Phyrn highway about 2 km and Unterpremstätten (188 ) on the South motorway in about 4 km. Through the municipal area, the packers road ( B70 ) runs from Graz to Klagenfurt.

By Pirka leads the Graz- Köflacher Railway, but is located in the municipality no train station. Nearest railway stations are at this range Premstätten - Tobelbad in about 4 km away and Straßgang in about 2 km away. They offer hourly regional train connections to Graz and Koeflach Germany or mountain. Graz Main Train Station is about 10 km away.

Distance from Graz Airport is approximately 10 km.

Omya produces marble grits.

Since 2008, a free wireless network is available in Pirka. It is operated in collaboration with the association beacon Graz and allows under other free internet access.


Parish council

The council consists of 15 members and has been working for the municipal elections in 2010, mandates the following parties together:

  • 8 SPÖ - provides Mayor and Vice Mayor
  • 6 ÖVP
  • 1 AAF ( not occupied )


Mayor from 1991 to the end of 2007 Horst Göttfried ( SPÖ). On January 4, 2008, has been elected mayor Heimo Hofgartner ( SPÖ). On 11 March 2009 the council was elected as the new mayor of Pirka after the incumbent mayor Heimo Hofgartner surprising end of January 2009 back resigned for professional reasons Andreas Grauf ( SPÖ). Currently, Thomas Göttfried Mayor ( SPÖ).

Coat of arms

The award of the municipality coat of arms was made with effect from 1 March 1977. Coat Description: In the green shield with a silver Ochsenjöchl, about from the plate edge growing a slight left Asked golden crosier.


Renner- boys ( Austrian aviation pioneers ) inhabited the villa today's drilling company in Windorf. Compared with their former residential building, a street was named " Rennerweg " after them.