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Steyr

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Steyr is a town in Upper Austria, located at the confluence of the rivers Steyr and Enns.

City view

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest international airport is 1 Linz Airport Linz Airport on Wikipedia [1].

By train[edit]

Over Linz or St. Valentin Over Selztal/Ennstal Railway information

By car[edit]

From Vienna: departure Haag From Salzburg: departure Sattledt From Graz: with the Pyhrnautobahn - departure Klaus

Get around[edit]

Public transport with city buses or walking because Steyr is very small and most locations are in walking distance

See[edit]

Bank building, Stadtplatz 20-22

Steyr has a beautiful, historical city centre. On the main square there are many old buildings from different epochs, for example the Bummerlhaus, the town's landmark. It is one of Austria's best preserved secular Gothic buildings - a part of the building dates back to the 13th century.

Churches[edit]

  • Parish Church (pfarrkirche)
  • St. Mary Church
  • St. Michaels Baroque Church
  • Pilgrimage Church of Christkindl (5 km from Steyr)

Castles and monuments[edit]

  • Castle Lamberg: Lamberg Castle first appeared in historical documents as "Stirapurhc" in 980. The precious sandstone figures can be admired in the castle´s inner courtyard. The old Lamberg Castle Library can also be visited with a guide.
  • Castle Voglsang
  • Werndl memorial: As the economic conditions in Steyr at the close of the 19th century were suffering, the establishment of the Austrian Rifle Factory, by Josef Werndl (1831 - 1889) was a vital and important addition to the region's financial situation.
  • Bruckner memorial

Buildings[edit]

  • Town Hall: Building of the Rococo era, erected by Gotthard Hayberger, mayor and judge of Steyr, from 1765 to 1778. The balustrade depicts four Baroque female figures representing the then authorities of town: Justitia (sword and scales), criminal law (iron chain and ball fastened to the ankles), church patronage (incense bowl) and Roman law (holding the code of law).
  • Bummerlhaus
  • Sternhaus: It derives its name from the golden Star installed above the main entrance. The star is held by two birds of prey and represents the thriving iron industry. The angelic figures above the windows depict the five senses of man.
  • Meditzhouse and Meditzcourtyard: The House boasts a lavishly decorated Baroque façade and one of Steyr´s most magnificent inner courtyards in Renaissance style.

Museums[edit]

  • Museum Arbeitswelt: Wehrgrabengasse 1, 4400 Steyr. Interesting exhibition: "working_world.net" - Work and Life in a Globalized World. Tel. +43 7252/77351, [2]
  • City museum Steyr: Grünmarkt 26, 4400 Steyr, in the Innerberger Stadl (built in 1611). Exhibition with folkloristic collections, scythe hammer, nail forge, the Petermandl knife collection, the Steinparz bird collection and arms produced by the founder of the Steyr Works, Josef Werndl, recall the heyday of the former iron city of Steyr.
  • Iron clocks museum Schmollgruber: Grünmarkt 2, 4400 Steyr. The oldest exhibits are church clocks (end of the 14th century), iron clocks from the baroque period, church clocks produced by Steyr church clock makers (beginning of the 20th century) as well as a water-driven church clock.

Do[edit]

There are many interesting activities for tourists in Steyr, but the best way, to experience the city is the Nightwatchman town tour. A nightwatchman in traditional cloting with halberd and lantern carries the guests through the historic town, telling stories and tales. At the end of the tour he guides up at the parrish church spire! Every Thursday and Sunday is a tour for tourists at 8 pm (Oct. - Mar. 6.00 pm). Information and booking at the tourist office of Steyr: +43 7252/53229-0

Another way to explore the city - but more comfortable - is with Segways. It is very easy to learn - bend over slightly - and the Segway drives forward! Guided tours take place daily, information and booking: +43 720 / 554 721 21

Events[edit]

  • Styraburg Festival: 10–14 November 2010 [3]
  • Long night of museums: 2 October 2010 from 6 pm
  • Schubert Festival: 14 April – 8 May 2011 [4]
  • Jazzfest Steyr: 28 April – 1 May 2011
  • Styraburg Festival von 11–15 May 2011 [5]
  • Long night of churches: 27 May 2011
  • Steyr Town Festival: 24–26 June 2011
  • "Volxmusikfest" at the quarter Steyrdorf: 9 July, 6 Aug. and 3. Sept. 2011 from 6 pm
  • Musikfestival Steyr 2011 with open-Air opera at the Schlossgraben: 20 July - 14 August 2011 [6]
  • Pottery markt at the town square: 29–31 July 2011

Buy[edit]

The traditional shopping areas in Steyr are the "Grünmarkt" (from the main square to the town gate), the main square an the "Enge" (from the main square to the confluence of the rivers Enns and Steyr). There are many small shops and boutiques.

Opposite to the parish church is the shopping centre "Citypoint" with many shops like H&M, Esprit, New Yorker, Müller, Deichmann, etc. as well as a McDonalds, a café and a Chinese restaurant.

The book store "Ennsthaler" at the main square offers a grand variety of books about the town Steyr.

Eat[edit]

  • Gasthaus Knapp am Eck, Wehrgrabengasse 15 (4400 Steyr), +43 7252-76269. next to the museum Arbeitswelt

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Youth Hostel, Josef Hafnerstraße 14, +43 7252 45 580. Shower on the floor and WC, communal room with cable TV and video recorder. €14-16.
  • Camping Site Forelle, Kematmüllerstr. 1a, +43 7252 78008. With a playground for children, tennis court, mini golf, water sports (canoe, sailing), situated at the cycle track Linz-Stey – Ennstal-Steyrtal.

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Go next[edit]

Located at the entrance to the peaceful and picturesque Hintergebirge it is an ideal setting-off point for all excursions into the Kalkalpen National Park. Here the visitors can get information on hiking trails and bike routes, alpine pastures, guided national park hiking tours or mountain bike routes.


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