Steyr Travel Guide

  • Steyr, Stadtplatz and town hall
    Steyr, Stadtplatz and town hall
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    Steyr, the way to the castle
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  • Steyr Dorf, Michaelerkirche
    Steyr Dorf, Michaelerkirche
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Steyr Highlights

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     Beautiful architecture, picturesque setting, rich history. 

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     NONE !! 

  • In a nutshell
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     One of the most beautiful towns in Austria! 

Steyr Things to Do

  • Michaelerkirche - Only from a distance., Steyr

    Michaelerkirche - Only from a distance.

    This is a kind of a funny fact. I have been to Steyr 3 times and actually never ever visited this beautiful church. Of course I have seen it many times from a distance, as you can see on the picture I took, but never crossed the bridge over the river Steyr to actually see it for real. My last visit was in 2010 and once I was home and saw this...

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  • CLOCKS & WATCHES, Steyr

    CLOCKS & WATCHES

    I was just about to leave the Stadplatz when I came across an arcade with some very heavy wooden doors. Hanging from the ceiling of the arcade, was the very interesting clock in my photo. I was able to walk straight through and into the Pfarrgasse.

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  • STADPLATZ, Steyr

    STADPLATZ

    THIS IS A MUST SEEIn my opinion, if you don't see anything else in Steyr, make sure you visit the Stadplatz.I don't think I have ever seen so many beautifully decorated buildings, situated in mainly one area, than here. This area is steeped in history. Don't expect it to be quiet though! People are out and about, cars were infront of all the...

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  • THE SEVEN STARS HOTEL, Steyr

    THE SEVEN STARS HOTEL

    Another beautiful building is what was once the Seven Stars Hotel. You will know which building it is, as located on the top ledges are mask-like heads. Above them at the very top, are 7 stars, the characters of the planets. It is thought they were added as the building was bought by the Kremsmunster monastery in 1747. They have an Observatory at...

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  • HOUSE MEDITZ, Steyr

    HOUSE MEDITZ

    When I first set on eyes on the magnificent Meditz House, it was wow! this is a most beautiful building!In a corner of the rear wing, is a wall fountain with Neptune, built to remind us of the sea and long-distance trade, which was operated by the owners of this noble seat in earlier centuries. In 1727, fire destroyed a lot of buildings in this...

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  • ST. MARY'S CHURCH, Steyr

    ST. MARY'S CHURCH

    These religious buildings have quite a history of destruction through fire and floods.The 1st Monastery and Church was built in 1472, only to be destroyed by fire in 1522. In 1624, the church was built, and in 1625, the monastery. The Baroque appearance of the Church was added in 1642. I didn't go into this Church, just viewed the outside which has...

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Steyr Hotels

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Steyr Restaurants

  • A standard McDonald's, what else?, Steyr

    A standard McDonald's, what else?

    One of the tough things about traveling with young children (especially picky eaters) can be mealtime. It is stressful to eat every meal out, unfamiliar foods can be challenging, and long restaurant meals can eat into the time you'd like to spend seeing the sights (not to mention the fact that you want to spend some of that precious good behavior...

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  • The food! The atmosphere! The view!, Steyr

    The food! The atmosphere! The view!

    A few minutes drive outside of Steyr in Nussbach, this is well worth the trip. There is nothing like enjoying your meal of Wiener Schnitzel on the terrace with the sight of the mountains, the smell of the country, and the sounds of the cowbells in the nearby pastures. For me, it's a "must visit" whenever I'm in the area. HIGHLY recommended. (You...

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  • Great Breakfast, Steyr

    Great Breakfast

    A great place with excellent service and a cool atmosphere. This would be the perfect place to eat and stay (if you have the $) while in Steyr.

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Steyr Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids., Steyr

    Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new...

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  • ...& feet, Steyr

    ...& feet

    Your feet are perfect to visit the town, just remember to put in touch with the best guide of the zone, globetrott who also offered me his car to visit the places nearby for which, as I said, a car is needed.

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  • car &..., Steyr

    car &...

    Steyr is about 30 km south of Linz and if you arrive, like me, from south, from the A1 motorway, get out at the sign B122 road, you'll pass through Sattledt, Kremsmünster, Bad Hall and Sierning before finding yourself in front of the gate of Steyr.

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Steyr Shopping

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  • All sorts of shopping awaits, Steyr

    All sorts of shopping awaits

    As you make your way towards the Michaelerkirche, you'll find a number of shops along the Engegasse which connects the Stadtplatz to the bridge over the Steyr River. In these shops you'll find everything from yummy treats, to clothing, and more. Be sure to bring your credit card and some euro's. Use the credit card as much as possible for the best...

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  • Into clocks?, Steyr

    Into clocks?

    Where the Pfarrgasse meets the Stadtplatz, you'll find a building called the Schmollgruber Haus. Inside this building is a passage that you can walk through. The passage will take you past a number of windows all dispalying antique clocks. The owner apparently collects and repairs antique clocks. The collection is pretty vast so be sure to take a...

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Steyr Local Customs

  • TAKE A SHORT CUT, Steyr

    TAKE A SHORT CUT

    I was at the Parish church which is located in a high position above the old town, wondering where to find a road that would take me to the bottom. I started walking and came across quite a narrow walkway. In no time, I was in the Stadplatz!

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  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins., Steyr

    Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Austria is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Austria with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main...

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  • Great Architecture, Steyr

    Great Architecture

    Here's just another example of the great architectural feats that await the visitor. The artwork, the carvings, and even the building designs make each of the structures so unique and worth admiring. Steyr is fortunate to have retained so many of its historical buildings despite WWII bombings (which I hear missed the Stadtplatz).

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Steyr Warnings and Dangers

  • Reading a map!, Steyr

    Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Floods can pose a real danger, Steyr

    Floods can pose a real danger

    Because of Steyr's position at the confluence of the Steyr and Enns river, it is prone to floods. In general, the city is pretty prepared to handle the normal flooding. But just recently (as of me writing this text) Much of Central Europe was under a deluge of rain which led to severe flooding in many cities and towns. Steyr was victim to a...

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  • Beware of the floods, Steyr

    Beware of the floods

    There are no real dangers in Steyr, the reverse is the case.... The local population is very friendly and helpful. But sometimes when it has rained heavily or it doesn´t wants to stop raining it can be that the wanter amount of the rivers grow and floods can come over the city....... but the Steyrians have learned over the times how to take it ....

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Steyr Tourist Traps

  • Stadtplatz – Buildings of interest., Steyr

    Stadtplatz – Buildings of interest.

    In terms of sightseeing, this means that you want to stay with the historic town centre. The outskirts are still dominated by heavy industries, mostly steel, arms and car supplies. Steyr forms Austria′s "industrial triangle" with Wels and the capital Linz. So, being at the Stadplatz is the place to be :). We kept on going to hike the entire...

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  • Stadtplatz – Its landmark Bummerlhaus., Steyr

    Stadtplatz – Its landmark Bummerlhaus.

    The city itself is ancient and was founded around 980 by the counts of Styria. The earliest settlements were located around the castle and the parish church. For the next centuries, Steyr was ruled by Bavarians until the Babenbergs of Austria got hold of it in 1186. One of the most fascinating things about Steyr is that the city is very...

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  • Stadtplatz Steyr - It's 1,000th..., Steyr

    Stadtplatz Steyr - It's 1,000th...

    In the summer of 2009 I stayed with my two kids in the small village of Hinterstoder (Austria). On a heavily cloudy day we were not able to visit the swimming pool, a nice mountain lake to swim in or any other outdoor hiking event. So I decided to go the the large city of Steyr. Steyr is a town, located and confluenced by the rivers Steyr and Enns....

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Steyr What to Pack

  • Travel light!, Steyr

    Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • Bring some time and a photo camera, Steyr

    Bring some time and a photo camera

    Big suitcases are not very recommenable, if you want to look around in Steyr ... There is no special clothing necessary. But good shoes are always recommendable. A good photo camera is an absolute must! Take a lot of films with you. Bring some time to discover this place, especially if you are from overseas. You won´t regret it!

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Steyr Off The Beaten Path

  • CHURCH @ SEITENSTETTEN ABBEY, Steyr

    CHURCH @ SEITENSTETTEN ABBEY

    The Collegiate Church at Abbey Seitenstetten if FREE for the public to view. Walking into the interior courtyard, and through the massive door, I could see the beautiful inside of this Gothic Church. It was different inside because of the Arches, these were painted and lovely!Huge paintings lined the walls, stucco work with a clock in the centre of...

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  • VISIT SEITENSTETTEN, Steyr

    VISIT SEITENSTETTEN

    The town of Seitenstetten is set in a very pretty area, only 20kms from Steyr. Around here, they grow Apples and Pears.The Town itself had very nice public gardens and some beautifully decorated buildings.There is a large square Abbey which surrounds a beautiful gothic collegiate Church, built in 1112 during the Baroque period. It was free to walk...

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  • Schloss Lamberg – Book in advance, be..., Steyr

    Schloss Lamberg – Book in advance, be...

    We continued our lovely hike and went for a look for the well know library. This castle library, one of the biggest private libraries in Austria, contains more than 11,000 books some dating back to the 16th century and we would love to have a look at it. Off course we were not surprised that you are only allowed to visit the library with its old...

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Steyr Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking - Take a few short-cuts!, Steyr

    Hiking - Take a few short-cuts!

    But don't sweat it … Steyr also has hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of Steyr is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Steyr is Austria, and yet it is a culture unto itself. Steyr marked its 1,000th anniversary in 1980,...

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  • Hiking - Game plan strategy., Steyr

    Hiking - Game plan strategy.

    Most people try to rush Steyr on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Steyr properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before getting out. Before we visited Steyr we saw on a city map that the village of Steyr is divided into three areas - the historical Stadtplatz, the area in...

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  • Hiking – Take time to meander., Steyr

    Hiking – Take time to meander.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Steyr old town's principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won't do justice to the entire city of Steyr...

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  • Mystic Steyr, Steyr

    Mystic Steyr

    By far, Steyr's rich architecture and strategic location at the confluence of the Steyr and Enns River makes it a must vist place for any visitor to this area. Plus, paying a visit to everybody's good friend Michael (globetrott) is always a plus! As night descended on Steyr, we were crossing the river over a small foot bridge and I looked towards...

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  • a certain ;-) Austrian, Steyr

    a certain ;-) Austrian

    Michael aka globetrott for VT, aka an untiring touristic guide, my private guide and the reason of this planned detour to his hometown on my way to Prague, aka an excellent cook of Winerschnitzel, aka a very kind and thoughtful friend...

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  • Steyr - Sternhaus, the blue building, Steyr

    Steyr - Sternhaus, the blue building

    Well Michael will probably never talk to me again, because I forgot the name of this building, but Michael if you can send me the name ......Still just to wander the main street of Steyr and enjoy seeing the grand architecture in all its glory, well even if you can't remember the name of the building it will have been time well spent.Okay, so I can...

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    OLD TRADING HOUSE
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    STERNHAUS - THE HOUSE OF STARS
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    LAMBERG CASTLE
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    THE PARISH CHURCH
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    CONFLUENCE OF ENNS & STEYR RIVERS
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    VOGELSANG CASTLE
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    WERNDL MEMORIAL
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    By train or bicycle via Kastenreith to Waidhofen
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    The romantic road
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    Losenstein Ruins
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