Neumarkt in der Steiermark was founded before 1224 as a fortified town. On 1 January 2015, the former independent municipalities of Dürnstein in der Steiermark, Kulm am Zirbitz, Mariahof, Neumarkt in Steiermark, Perchau am Sattel, Sankt Marein bei Neumarkt and Zeutschach were merged to become the new municipality of Neumarkt in der Steiermark.
The castle Burg Forchtenstein [top left] is integrated into the town foritifications which are still preserved in part today. It now serves as as centre for cultural events ("Europahaus").
The parish church Sankt Katharina [right, no. 919: centre] was built in Romanesque style in the 12th century. Between 1492 and 1501 it was rebuilt in late Gothic style. The tall church tower was destroyed by a fire in 1813 and was replaced the current tower only in 1914.
Other places named Neumarkt:
Neumarkt im Hausruckkreis, Austria;
Târgu Mureș, Romania (former German name: Neumarkt am Mieresch)