Explore Hotel Kongress’ top five
Whether you are in the city on business or enjoying your leisure time and the flair - you should not miss out on these recommendations.
We present the top five sights of the Hotel Kongress team. Let's go!
Customs and history - the other sights on the main square
At the southern end of the square is the miner's fountain (1799) with the depiction of a miner in a traditional Maximilian costume. The "kissing of the statue" takes place here every year as a custom during the "philistration" of the newly graduated miners.
At the north end of the square is the Angel Fountain (1794), above whose basin rises a neoclassical sculpture of an angel holding a shield with Leoben’s emblem.
The most beautiful baroque façade in Leoben's city center depicts the four seasons and various virtues from Roman and Greek mythology. The interior is decorated with a fresco by Max Tendler.
In 1717, the townspeople erected the Trinity Column (Plague Column) at the end of the plague.
Old town hall
Historical evidence of the existence of the town hall on Leoben's main square dates back to 1485. The representative tower was first erected in 1568, while the rest of the buildings were added in the 17th century. The building was used by Leoben's local government until 1973.
The buildings of the Montanuniversität, which today cover a large part of the northern city center, are well worth seeing. They offer an overview of different architectural styles since the founding years. The main building was already part of the city's expansion in 1889. The “Archduke Johann”-wing was built in 1970, renovated in 2009 and is connected to the main building via a bridge. The newest building is the Auditorium Centre, which was completed in 2022. With its three modern lecture halls, it offers space for 1,000 students.
Distance from Hotel Kongress: 600 metres
Hotel tip: the “Gösser room” for beer fans
Enjoy a special kind of stay in Leoben. The Gösser room at Hotel Kongress will make the hearts of true beer lovers beat faster. The double room in Gösser design is equipped with its own beer tap. The beer you enjoy is included in the room price. This means you can enjoy freshly tapped beer directly in your room at any time!
Overnight stays in the Gösser room also make an excellent gift!
Discover further highlights in Leoben
Leoben City Theatre
Founded on July 6th, 1790, the theater is the oldest continuously operating theater in Austria. The Leoben municipal theater has 283 seats and 105 standing places and is under monumental protection.
The collection at the Leoben Museum offers an insight into Leoben and its regional history. Combined with modern installations and modern presentation techniques, visitors will find a multi-layered world of experience here.
Live Congress Leoben
The new building was constructed in 2022 in the heart of the city, creating state-of-the-art event facilities that blend seamlessly into the urban cityscape. Connected to Hotel Kongress Leoben, modern steel elements are combined with open, old wooden structures to create a unique ambience. Guests can reach the foyer directly via the hotel's own direct access.
The Massenburg is not only the starting point for numerous hikes (link internally) around Leoben, but also offers a marvelous view of the mining town from the viewing platform. It is also the traditional venue for the "Oberlandler Kirtag", which has been held here since 1990. Just 900 meters from the city center, the site invites you to linger and take photos.
Leoben City Shopping
The opening of the shopping center in the former Dominican monastery in 2007 marked the beginning of a success story that continues to this day. The shopping center in the heart of the city is very popular with locals and visitors alike. The successful integration of the late medieval buildings into the overall concept has created a unique shopping experience with 80 businesses over an area of 20,000 square meters.
Hotel Kongress Leoben
Situated in the center of the city and yet in a quiet location, Hotel Kongress is your central starting point for all activities in Leoben. Discover the highlights of the mining town and enjoy the relaxed and stress-free short distances.
Hotel Kongress tip for even more city experience:
A guided tour with the certified Austria Guide Sophie Zeiler-Mahrous.
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