Steyr Local Customs

  • Watching a nice musical.
    Watching a nice musical.
    by Jerelis
  • The lane I walked down
    The lane I walked down
    by balhannah
  • One of many highly decorated façades in Steyr.
    One of many highly decorated façades in...
    by seamandrew

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    Talko to someone who knows ...

    by Jerelis Written Nov 26, 2013
    Watching a nice musical.

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.

    However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that you should be aware of and prepared for to make sure that the trip is as easy and enjoyable as possible. We always try to see everything once we're there, but this is not always an act of responsible travelling. We always talk to the locals and we know that they have the information about just the right spots to visit and how to undertake them. It will not only enhance your experiences but also avoid any unnecessary hassles.

    For me the travel tips I have written down in this section made the most of mine travel experience and I came home in the same happy, healthy state that I left.

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    TAKE A SHORT CUT

    by balhannah Written Jun 29, 2012

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    The lane I walked down

    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.

    by Jerelis Written May 14, 2012
    Two round pins system.

    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 types of voltage converter. Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices. Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.

    Outlets in Austria generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins (see the picture). If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a combination voltage converter and plug adapter.

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    Great Architecture

    by seamandrew Written Nov 27, 2004

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    Beautiful achitecture in Steyr.

    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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    The fabulous façades

    by seamandrew Written Nov 27, 2004

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    One of many highly decorated fa��ades in Steyr.

    As you make your way through the Stadtplatz pay close attention to the numerous ornate façades. Many of the buildings on the Stadtplatz, and several on side streets, have very unique artwork painted or special carvings on the building's façades. For those of you who are artistically inclined, I'd suggest taking the time to admire these. You may find several of them to your liking.

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    clocks and knifes...

    by pollon Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Already in the early 17th century "goldsmiths and clockmakers" were well known words as skilful and elaborate iron clocks were produced in Steyr and among the most famous clockmakers of this time is "Johann Mayr of Steyr".

    But my skilled guide told me that also "serrated knifes" were invented in Steyr.

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    Almdudler

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 27, 2003

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    There is a traditional Austrian drink that is non-alcholoic called Almdudler.
    The meaning of the name comes from
    Alm = Alpine meadow
    Dudler = There is an Austrian musical instrument similiar to the bagpipe, the person who plays this is called a "dudler".
    We tried this drink when Michael took us to a small outdoor bar/pub/cafe in Steyr. We almost did not get our drinks..... I asked Michael how to pronounce the name of this famous drink and then I proceeded to order one for myself. After several tries the waiter finally realized what I wanted and then broke into a fit of laughter. I ask you, is my Austrian accent really THAT BAD ^O^. But we did get our drinks and we also learned that the waitress working there had visited Israel so everyone said "Shalom" (hello in Hebrew)...

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    canine or vane?...

    by pollon Updated Oct 15, 2004

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    Is it a local custom or a custom of local dentists or just the idea of one dentist with humor to use the shape of a canine as a vane?... lol...

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