Kapfenberg

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Kapfenberg
Coat of arms of Kapfenberg
Coat of arms
Kapfenberg is located in Austria
Kapfenberg
Kapfenberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Wegscheider (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 21,503
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8605
Area code 03862
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.kapfenberg.at

Kapfenberg [ˈkapfənbɛʁk], with around 22,000 inhabitants, is the third largest city in Styria, Austria, near Bruck an der Mur. The town's landmark is Burg Oberkapfenberg. Its main employer is the steel manufacturer Böhler.

The town has a swimming complex, a football stadium (Franz Fekete Stadium) used by the club Kapfenberger SV, and an ice rink. The Kapfenberg Bulls is a team in the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga, the highest professional basketball league in Austria.

In 1970, Kapfenberg hosted the European Team Chess Championship, which was won by the Soviet Union.

Notable people[edit]

In alphabetic order

  • Melitta Breznik (* 1961), writer
  • Goldie Ens (* 1954), pop singer
  • Ruth Feldgrill-Zankel (born 1942), politician (ÖVP)
  • Erika Kloepfer (* 1913, † 2000 in Graz), painter
  • Ernst Kovacic (* 1943) violinist and conductor
  • ((Peter Pilz]] (born 1954), politician (The Greens)
  • Claus Raidl (* 1942), Manager
  • Michael Scharang (* 1941), writer
  • Brigitte Schwarz (* 1960), mayor of Kapfenberg 2005-2012
  • Albin Stranig (* 1908, † 1944 in Désandans), painter and sculptor
  • Wulfing of Stubenberg (* 1259, † 1318 in Bamberg), Catholic bishop
  • Sepp Tezak (* 1923 † 2013), railway painter, historian and -journalist
  • Manfred Wegscheider (* 1949), politician (SPÖ)
  • Heimo Wiederhofer (* 1962), jazz musician
View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg

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External links[edit]

Media related to Kapfenberg at Wikimedia Commons