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The district of Donawitz has a long tradition of steel production. The history of steel production began here in the 1830s. Today the state-of-the-art steel mill of voestalpine is one of the biggest employers in the region and still located in Donawitz

Voestalpine Donawitz

The modern Voest plant in Donawitz; photo: Freisinger

At home in Leoben-Donawitz

The landmarks of this district are the mansion of former “Werkshotel Donawitz” and the Donawitz parish church which also pays tribute to steel production. There are many residential buildings in Donawitz that tell the story of the success of the iron and steel industry. In the “Im Tal” settlement and towards “Auf der Niederung” there are many detached houses in the countryside.

Donawitz is also an innovative centre of training and education. In 2016, a historic school building was converted into the modern Pestalozzi Education Centre with combined primary, secondary and pre-vocational schools. The Upper Secondary School for Commercial Professions is next door.

In Leoben-Donawitz you find:

  • All the infrastructure (medical doctors, pharmacy, shops, restaurants, …) within walking distance
  • Kindergarten and nursery, Pestalozzi Education Centre with primary/secondary/pre-vocational schools; HLW Leoben – Upper Secondary School for Commercial Professions
  • Public transport connections to the centre of town
  • Green space, sports facilities and local recreation areas (Niederung and Im Tal residential estates, Leoben-Donawitz sports hall)
Donawitz district with Eisenerz mountains in the background

Donawitz district with Eisenerz mountains in the background; photo: Freisinger