Coat of arms

Location within Austria

Coordinates: 47°00′36″N 15°23′56″E / 47.01000°N 15.39889°E / 47.01000; 15.39889Coordinates: 47°00′36″N 15°23′56″E / 47.01000°N 15.39889°E / 47.01000; 15.39889
Country Austria
State Styria
District Graz-Umgebung
  Mayor Werner Baumann
  Total 17.36 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 10,746
  Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 8054, 8055, 8073, 8144
Area code 0316
The Skilift, at Seiersberg (summer view)

Seiersberg-Pirka is a municipality with 10,746 residents (as of 2016-01-01), and after Gratwein-Straßengel, the 2nd-largest municipality of Graz-Umgebung District in Styria, Austria.

It was created as part of the Styria municipal structural reform, at the end of 2014, by merging the former independent towns Seiersberg und Pirka.[2]


Geographical layout

The municipality borders at north to the capital city, Graz; Seiersberg-Pirka lies southwest of Graz and has grown together with it. The town lies mainly in Grazer Becken basin in Weststeiermark.

Municipality arrangement

The municipality territory includes the following six sections (populations as of January 2016[3]):

The municipal area covers two Katastralgemeinden:

Neighboring municipalities

Economy and infrastructure

Seiersberg-Pirka is one of the richest communities in Austria due to the proximity to Graz. The shopping area of Seiersberg, is the second-largest shopping center in Austria, and a large number of commercial zones are located in the municipal area. The community is connected to the Pyhrn highway A 9 through the junction at Seiersberg. In addition, the municipality by bus lines is composite to Graz-Köflach Railway and bus operation and the Holding Graz (GVB) opened up.[4]


In Seiersberg-Pirka, the District Police Command of Graz-Umgebung is located, together with the connected Polizeiinspektion and area control center. The police are locally responsible for the municipality Seiersberg-Pirka and for cadastral Mantscha of the municipality Hitzendorf.

Culture and sights

The Schloßberg-Schattenturm tower, in a roundabout at the motorway junction, which was located behind the clock tower on the occasion of the capital of culture in 2003, was sold to the municipality and set up there.


Until the municipal elections in 2015, the municipality was led by the former mayor of Seiersberg, Werner Baumann (SPÖ) as government commissioner, supported by the former mayor of Pirka, Thomas Göttfried (SPÖ) and the former second mayor of Seiersberg, Günter Grain. Since the election in 2015, Werner Baumann (SPÖ) is mayor, Thomas Göttfried first and Markus Grill (FPÖ) Second Deputy Mayor.[5]

Coat of arms

Both former towns had a town crest. By way of the merger, they lost their official validity on 1 January 2015. The authorization of the new crest for the fusion community followed into effect on 23 September 2016.[6]
The blazon reads:

"In a four-part shield, at upper right on silver the black vine, with blue grapes and green leaves, hanging from the dividing line, a silvery twelfth bishop's staff growing from the dividing line, at lower left growing a silver twelve-spoke cartwheel on red, at lower right on silver a black ox yoke."

Notable people

In the town Windorf lived the Renner-Buben, part of an artist-family and an airship pilot.


  1. Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Seiersberg-Pirka.
  2. Kundmachung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung vom 28. November 2013 über die Vereinigung der Gemeinden Pirka und Seiersberg, beide politischer Bezirk Graz-Umgebung. Steiermärkisches Landesgesetzblatt vom 12. Dezember 2013. Nr. 160, 36. Stück. ZDB-ID 705127-x. S. 690–691.
  3. Einwohner nach Ortschaften (Excel-Datei, 835 KB); accessed on 29 August 2016
  4. "Holding Graz - Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH Linienübersicht". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  5. Webseite der Gemeinde, abgerufen am 10. Juli 2016
  6. 112. Verlautbarung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung vom 15. September 2016 über die Verleihung des Rechtes zur Führung eines Gemeindewappens an die Gemeinde Seiersberg-Pirka (politischer Bezirk Graz-Umgebung)
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