Leisure time


Mountains around Leoben © Fahmi Salim Nasser AL SALMI

The University Sports Department offers a comprehensive program for sports practices and courses.

Whether summer or winter, indoor or outdoor, Leoben offers numerous opportunities for sports activities. You can find an overview here.

As the mountains are very close to the city, there is a good offer for hiking tours, mountain biking, climbing and running. Information can be found here.


The Austrian Federal Railways offer an excellent route network, by which you can reach almost all parts of Austria. Timetables showing the departure and arrival times and special offers are available from the information counters at the railway stations or on the website.


Excursion 2017 water flowing cave (opens larger image) © Christina Düss
Excursion 2018 Red Bull Ring (opens larger image) © Fahmi Salim Nasser AL SALMI
Excursion 2016 Erzberg (opens larger image) © Lisa GENGER
Christmas Party 2017 (opens larger image) © Anna GRISHINA-SHESHKIL

Events for international students and researchers are offered of the following organisations:

  • IAESTE Leoben (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
  • LUFT (Leoben United Friends Team)
  • ÖH Leoben (Austrian students membership)

Stay up to date with events in Leoben here.

Also events and excursions will be organised of the OeAD for OeAD scholarship holders. You will be informed of planned events and excursions of the OeAD-Regional Office Leoben.

Steiermark Card

The Steiermark Card allows to visit many attractions in the Steiermark for a very reasonable price – it is worth checking this out!

Further information can be found here.