Veitsch

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Veitsch
Veitsch is located in Austria
Veitsch
Veitsch
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°34′46″N 15°29′34″E / 47.57944°N 15.49278°E / 47.57944; 15.49278Coordinates: 47°34′46″N 15°29′34″E / 47.57944°N 15.49278°E / 47.57944; 15.49278
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
 • Mayor Erwin Dissauer (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 77.71 km2 (30.00 sq mi)
Elevation 664 m (2,178 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,417
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 8663, 8664
Vehicle registration MZ
Website www.veitsch.at

Veitsch is a former municipality in the district of Bruck-Mürzzuschlag in Styria, Austria. Since the 2015 Styria municipal structural reform, it is part of the municipality Sankt Barbara im Mürztal.[2]

Starting from the local church in Veitsch, a forest trail leads up the mountain to the Veitsch Pilgrims Cross on the Mount of Olives.[3] The cross was built in 2004 and it is the largest of its kind in the world.

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