10/06/2015

Spectacular Conclusion of Montanuniversität´s Anniversary

Montanuniversität`s 175th anniversary celebrations found an end on Saturday, 3 October 2015 with one of the biggest miners` parades to have ever taken place in Europe.

Die Teilnehmer der Bergparade am Leobener Hauptplatz

Miners from seven nations came to Leoben to participate in the miners` parade. At 2 PM the parade began its 1,3 kilometre route at the main Building of Montanuniversität. Excellent weather conditions enabled thousands of spectators to watch as the parade moved through the city centre. The guests of honour, 60 mining societies, 12 bands and many members of the University were greeted with roaring applause at the city`s main square. Around 8000 people came to see the parade consisting of 2000 people.

Wilfried Eichlseder, Rektor of Montanuniversität formally greeted the guests of honour, among them Hermann Schützenhöfer, regional chancellor of Styria, Kurt Wallner, Mayor of Leoben, Austria`s highest military representative in Brussels, Lieutenant Günter Höfler, and many more.

In his speech, regional Chancellor Schützenhöfer highlighted the importance of the Styrian University to Austria and to the region.

Further Information

Erhard Skupa
E-Mail: erhard.skupa(at)unileoben.ac.at
Tel.: 03842/402-7220, +43 664 80 898 7220