- SPÖ: 18
- ÖVP: 7
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- FPÖ: 1
- GREEN: 1
- AAF: 1
Voitsberg, the district capital of the district Voitsberg in Styria with 9558 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ), covers embedded in a former mining area in the middle of the Western Styrian mountain and hill country has an area of 28.54 km ².
- 3.1 Demographics
- 4.1 municipal
- 7.1 Sons and daughters of the town
- 7.2 Voitsbergs mayor since 1820
History and Politics
Voitsberg is the first time in 1220 called Civitas, after the settlement developed from 1165 under the castle and already had 1196 market character.
Mayor Ernst Meixner ( SPÖ). First Vice- Mayor Kurt Christof ( SPÖ) and second vice mayor is Walter Gaich (ÖVP ).
The seven-member City Council is by Franz Sachernegg (SPÖ ), Werner Blum Auer (SPÖ ), Peter Kalcher (ÖVP ) and Horst -Werner Kovacic ( civil list) supplemented
The council consists of 31 members. Since the last municipal elections in 2010, the following distribution of seats is:
Culture and sights
A special attraction is the designed by Arik Brauer " Kunsthaus Rathaus". The historic city center with its colorful houses, the castle ruins Obervoitsberg annually the Burghofspiele Voitsberg take place in, the castle restaurant, the ruins of Krems and the recreation center Castle Park - Count pond with the castle Greißenegg characterize the city. Additional points of interest include St. Joseph's Church, Michaelikirche, Heiligenblut church, Village Chapel Maria Knots Tregist ( designed by Franz Weiss ) historical tour ( created by Ernst Lasnik ).
Economy and infrastructure
Voitsberg is a regional economic center of national importance in the Alps-Adriatic regions and a good infrastructure. With the renovated station, in which commercial enterprises and social institutions are housed, is a connection to the powered off the Graz - Köflacher railway S-Bahn S7. Voitsbergs structure is a mix of industries of small and medium enterprises.
The decommissioned steam power plant Voitsberg to be demolished by 2014.
Sons and daughters of the town
- René Aufhauser (born 1976 ), football player and OFB team player
- Bernd Bernstein ( born 1980 ), football player
- Bernhard Eisel ( born 1981 ), cyclist
- Rene Eisner ( b. 1975 ), FIFA football referee
- Markus Hiden (born 1978 ), football player
- Wilhelm Huberts ( born 1938 ), former football and OFB team player
- Andreas Lasnik ( b. 1983 ), football player and former OFB team player
- Ernst Reinhold Lasnik ( born 1950 ), author and historian
- Friedrich Magerl ( born 1931 ), Surgeon
- Herbert Ninaus (* 1937), Austrian- Australian football player and coach
- Ludwig Rochlitz (1880-1945), composer
- Sepp Stering ( b. 1949 ), former football and OFB team player
- Gerald Strafner (born 1973 ), football player
- Franz Žejdlík (1906-1978), Brigadier
- Marco Angelini ( born 1984 ), singer and doctor