Theme Week Styria – Bruck an der Mur

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Main Square © Darinko

Main Square © Darinko

Bruck an der Mur is a city with some 12,500 inhabitants in Styria. It is located at the confluence of the Mur and Mürz Rivers. Its manufactures include metal products and paper; located on the main line between Graz and Vienna, Bruck is an important regional railway hub.

The town was refounded in 1263 by King Otakar II of Bohemia, who was responsible for surrounding Bruck with its city walls. Bruck received its town privileges in 1277 from King Rudolph von Habsburg who had in 1273 succeeded Otakar. Bruck an der Mur was an important medieval trade center specializing in iron work.

© Eweht/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall © Veleius/cc-by-sa-3.0-at Kornmesserhaus © Veleius/cc-by-sa-3.0-at Antauerhaus © Veleius/cc-by-sa-3.0-at Bruck an der Mur with Sankt Ruprecht Church © David Bauer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Main Square © Darinko
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Bruck an der Mur with Sankt Ruprecht Church © David Bauer/cc-by-sa-3.0
In the center is also the famous Kornmesser house, a building in Venetian style, built by Pankraz Kornmess in 15th century. There is also the iron well with its famous lace-like dome.

The castle of Landskron burned down in the great fire of 1792. After that fire just two of 166 houses were left standing. Near Bruck is a recreation area called Weitental. Every August a well-known artist and clown festival called Murenschalk is held.

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