Josefgasse 7, Steyr, 4400, Austria
More about Steyr
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St. Florian - a great monastery closby Steyr
Kefermarkter Altar - 87 km from Steyr
Quenghof - on the road to Christkindl
we are visiting Austria next November. We are staying in Linz but would like to visit Steyr also. Can you pls tell me which is the best way to get there, if by train or by bus. Wich are the most exciting places to visit and another thing I must add is that I love shopping as well!! Thanks for your help.
For this info you should contact the most addicted VTer- "globetrott" a.k.a Michael. I'm sure he'll be happy to help you.
For the timetable of trains, please have a look on :
and fill out Linz and Steyr HAUPTBAHNHOF
that web-page will show trains ( ca. 45-60 minutes)
...and buses that will take about 2 hours and more and will stop at plenty of small villages.
For the sights of Steyr - please have a look on my Steyr-page - everything is rather close to the centre, within walking distance from the trainstation.
Please contact me, if you have any more questions !
Good luck !
Travel Tips for 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...
Steyr - Garsten Monastery, the pulpit
The altar area, from the lifesize or larger statues on the upper level, to the candles and crosses, from the table to the floor itself, details, hundreds of small details. You sort of need to stand back and slow down to be able to absorb all that you are seeing. I can well believe when an uneducated person, 100 years ago, who was let into the "presence" of this over abundance of wealth and riches would fee that he or she was overpowered by the influence of their god.
But there are enough buildings where the gothic fronts unchanged.
Maybe the ower of this houses didn´t have the money to modernize them or maybe they were "old-fashioned" and didn´t want to be "in" ....
who knows?? :-))
Steyr - water pump
Michael showed us this old water pump, but you would have to be very astute to see it without help, it is "hidden" away under a building and off to the side in a sort of alleyway. This is actually used as a side entrance into the Hotel Mader.
Stalzerhaus and the story of Franz Schubert
If you look to the picture on your left, you will see a big yellow building. It is the Stalzerhaus and it was the family of Franz Schubert' s big but unfulfilled love....
Unfulfilled, because her father was AGAINST the marriage.... Schubert was often a guest of the family and he played the piano on the 1st floor. The rooms stills exists and it is part of Hotel Mader (Nr. 230).
Thanks Michael - Globetrott for the info!
The building on the right is the "Bummerlhaus". You can read an explaination in the must-see activies.