Location within Bruck-Mürzzuschlag district
|• Mayor||Hans Helmut Finding (GfA)|
|• Total||16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||765 - 1,810 m (−5,173 ft)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
There was only one borough in Aflenz: Aflenz-Kurort.
"Avelniz" was first documented in 1025. Until its abolishment, the Abbots of St. Lambrecht owned and administered the municipality's land. The territory of the current municipality was part of the Duchy of Styria, which had been detached from Bavaria in 1180. Beginning in 1192, Styria and Austria were joined in a personal union. Aflenz received the status of a market town in 1458 from Emperor Frederick III. From 1564, Styria was counted as part of Inner Austria and, from 1804 onwards, as part of the Austrian Empire. Summer tourism to the area had already begun in the late 19th century. Aflenz was part of the Republic of Austria established in 1918. After the Anschluss of Austria, the community belonged to the Reichsgau Steiermark until the war's end. From 1945 to 1955, Aflenz was part of the English Occupation Zone. Its first ski lift was built in 1954.
Aflenz' last mayor was Hanns Finding, D.Eng.
Coat of arms
"A shield divided in two, on the left side of which is a silver bishop's crosier on a blue background and on the right side a blue key on a silver background."
- Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG, Landesgesetzblatt des Landes Steiermark Nr. 31/2014 (Styria State Official Gazette, in German).