Theme Week Styria – Hartberg

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Main Square with Mary column © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0

Main Square with Mary column © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hartberg is a city in Styria, the capital of the Hartberg-Fürstenfeld (district). As of the census of 2001, it has a population of 6,500 in an area of 21.54 km². The city is approximately 68 km away from Styrias capital Graz.

This town has a long and rich history. A settlement was located here in the Neolithic ages. One of the most important, prehistoric settlements of Styria developed on “Ringkogel” in the 3rd century BC. A massive protective wall surrounded it. Only two towers remain of the 7-8 metre high and 1500 metre long wall. (Schölbinger Tower and Reck Tower).

Town Hall © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0 Remains of the Old City Wall © HeinzLW/cc-by-sa-3.0-at Paar Castle © HeinzLW/cc-by-sa-3.0-at Michaeligasse © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0 Christmas Market © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0 Main Square with Mary column © Josef Moser/cc-by-sa-3.0
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A massive protective wall surrounded it. In 1122 margrave Leopold I of Styria founded “Hartberg”. Hartberg was even a central village in Styria for a certain time. The first written reference to Hartberg as “civitas” was in 1286. A huge fire destroyed the town up to a few houses, but the population has been continually on the rise since then.

Hartberg features a number of interesting architectural and historical sights, dating back to the 16th century. Since 2009 Hartberg is member of the Cittaslow movement.

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