Bruck an der Mur

Bruck an der Mur

Bruck is a town with 15,892 inhabitants (1 January 2016) in the Austrian province of Styria (judicial district of Bruck an der Mur). Bruck is also the seat of the district administration Bruck-Mürzzuschlag, is the fourth largest town in Styria and an important transport hub. The city is located in the Mur Valley between Leoben and Kapfenberg at the mouth of the Mürz in the Mur. East of the city center, the Mur changes its flow direction from east to south. The metropolitan area also extends into the Lamingtal where constantly new settlements to be built. In the north it has grown together with the neighboring city of Kapfenberg. Mainly known by the Kornmesserhaus (a well-preserved Gothic town house), the iron fountain and Austria's second-largest urban area. The prevailing trade and services, the city is the second largest railway hub in Styria. In the Middle Ages most important commercial city of Upper Styria. The pedestrian area of ​​Bruck is designed with a Mediterranean flair. Bruck belongs Graz and Friesach of the oldest cities in Austria On 1 January 2015, the formerly independent municipality of Oberaich was incorporated as part of the municipality of structural reform in Styria. Bruck an der Mur is the College for forestry Bruck an der Mur, the first and only forestry school in Austria, which has been expanded extensively 2012th In 2006, the Styrian Regional Exhibition took place in Bruck with the theme "Towards health" instead.

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