Maria cell is a town in the northern Obersteiermark near the Lower Austrian border with 3910 inhabitants (January 1, 2016). Mariazell is located in the judicial district of Bruck an der Mur and political Bruck-Mürzzuschlag District and is the largest area community Styria and to Sölden in Tyrol and Vienna the third largest in Austria. Mariazell is by the grace statue Magna Mater Austriae at the Basilica of the Nativity of Mary by far the most important pilgrimage site in Austria and beyond for many Catholics in the eastern neighboring countries of importance. Winter sports is operated in Mariazell.