Steyr Off The Beaten Path

  • Beautiful painted arch at the Berggasse.
    Beautiful painted arch at the Berggasse.
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  • What is this ibex doing here?
    What is this ibex doing here?
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  • Several capricorns living here ...
    Several capricorns living here ...
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    CHURCH @ SEITENSTETTEN ABBEY

    by balhannah Updated Jul 19, 2012

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    Inside the Collegiate Church
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    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 the ceiling, beautiful altars, for me this is a MUST VISIT when at the Abbey.

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    VISIT SEITENSTETTEN

    by balhannah Updated Jul 1, 2012

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    Seitenstetten Abbey
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    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 into the courtyard and to view the beautiful Fountain and the historic gothic Church.

    If you wish to see the inside of the Abbey, then....

    ADMISSION.....Adults 6.50 euro's.
    OPEN......GUIDED VISITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM...Easter Monday to end Oct: 10am and 3pm.

    From Steyr, travel Route 122 for 20kms and you will arrive at Seitenstetten

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    Schloss Lamberg – Book in advance, be aware!

    by Jerelis Written Jun 11, 2012
    The inner-court with its opera Carmen.
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    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 and precious books with a guide. But it was such a shame to hear that this day there was no guide available and therefore we were not able to see it. So, here is an important tip for those who wants to see it: book the guide in advance, it is a part of the guided city tour.

    But anyway, we did not sat down under it and kept on walking and exploring. We ended up at some incredible arcades with a view at another inner-court. Right here a group of people was rehearsing the opera Carmen, off course we stayed for a while and watched and listened to the performance. Finally we walked our way to the western edge of Schloss Lamberg and stayed for some time in the castle park and left this amazing and historical place via a nice promenade which lies around the castle and above the river.

    Address:
    Berggasse 2, A-4400 Steyr

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    The castle towers high above Steyr, once in the city you simply can’t miss it.

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    Schloss Lamberg – Lavish baroque style.

    by Jerelis Written Jun 11, 2012
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    Schloss Lamberg, the castle of Steyr is a big triangular late medieval castle on a hill above the confluence of the rivers Steyr and Enns. It is called Schloss Lamberg, because it belonged to the family Lamberg for more than 3 centuries (17 - 20 century) and their coat of arms can be seen over the main portal to the castle. The building is, however much older than the family – it was built in the early medieval centuries. In the small moat there are several capricorns living, probably this is some old tradition (like the bears in Bern or Cesky Krumlov).

    We also witnessed another tradition at Schloss Lamberg, because in the former Castle Chapel, the Steyr Register Office lends a special festive atmosphere to weddings. When we entered the main square we just saw a nice couple being so happy, because the just got married and intended to leave the chapel with a beautiful carriage. We had a look around at the inner courtyard, which was very nice and has a nice fountain, some statues and precious sandstone figures. Just by walking around we learned some things about Schloss Lamberg, like the following: the castle was partly destroyed by a huge fire in 1727 and the part we walked was rebuild in 1731 and the result was that the castle got its lavish baroque style done by the counts of Lamberg.

    Address:
    Berggasse 2, A-4400 Steyr

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    The castle towers high above Steyr, once in the city you simply can’t miss it.

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    Schloss Lamberg – The mighty castle.

    by Jerelis Written Jun 11, 2012
    Beautiful painted arch at the Berggasse.
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    The historic architecture and the thousand years of history make Steyr a perfect place for a day’s visit. When I was young I visited this beautiful city with my parents and I do remember that it was one of my dad’s favorite Austrian cities. Now it was time to spread some of his enthusiasm amongst my two children. We started my tour at one of the most beautiful downtown squares in Europe, the Stadtplatz. Right here Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo meet each other in harmony. In the middle is the town's emblem - the lovely "Bummerlhaus", a jewel of late-Gothic architecture. The one thing Iris and Sam noticed immediately was the mighty Lamberg Castle, which towers high above Steyr on the foundations of the Styriaburg. So, time for a visit I guess :)

    I knew that this is the very castle to which the town owes its founding back in the year 980 AD and that makes it a unique place to visit. The best way to go to Schloss Lamberg is via the Berggasse at the end of the northern end of the Stadplatz. This way you will walk under a very beautiful painted arch which immediately gives you the feeling of visiting a historical spot. The hike is short, but steep and the entrance to the castle itself is just a rather small door opening, so be ware that you don’t pass it by.

    Address:
    Berggasse 2, A-4400 Steyr

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    The castle towers high above Steyr, once in the city you simply can’t miss it.

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    The romantic road

    by MEdelmann Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Signs in Steyr

    Steyr is a town located on the romantic road, which connects Vienna and Salzburg. But it is not the fastest way, but definitely the most beautiful. There are many places along this route, which are "must-sees" in my opinion, such as Klosterneuburg with its wonderful monastery, Krems, the Wachau valley, Melk, Seitenstetten (another wonderful monastery), STEYR and Gmunden.... to name only some of them....

    I will check this route and post it here.

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    Losenstein Ruins

    by turnip2000 Written Aug 22, 2006
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    Jump on the train and make a day trip to Losenstein. The ruins of this castle which was first mentioned in 1156 are great! You will have it all to yourself. It is very small, but there are many things to do here:

    Special Highlights ...
    * Nagelschmiedeweg Trail and Museum
    * Climbing and hiking trails
    * Riding stables
    * Indoor pool, steam bath
    * Sauna, tanning beds
    * Losenstein Castle Ruins ***
    * Marked mountainbike trails
    * Hohe Dirn ski area, mountain refugee
    * Klausgraben Nature Preserve
    * Gorge trail, canyoneering
    * Nixlucke stalactite cave

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    Ride to Christkindl

    by PetraG Written Aug 4, 2006

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    A ride in a vintage train will take you to nearby Christkindl (Christ Child).

    Many Austrian children believe that the Christ-child (Christkind) lives in their immediate vicinity, namely in Upper Austria in the district of ‘Below Heaven in Christkindl city near Steyr’ – and this for a good reason! There it resides, cast in wax, in the pilgrimage church of “Zum gnadenreichen Christkindl im Baum unterm Himml” [‘To the gracious Christ-child in the tree below heaven]. And has been since the end of the 16th century! The then deeply religious Ferdinad Sertl, a bandmaster plagued by epilepsy, bought an infant Jesus formed out of wax and hid it by the banks of the river Steyr in a cavity of a spruce. Sertl’s fits soon ceased completely, and he prescribed this miraculous cure to the waxen image. Word spread quickly about this and soon the city around the spruce received more and more visits from the sick and poorly coming in from everywhere. The abbot Anselm Angerer set up a chapel around the tree in 1708. The original trunk of the spruce still forms the centre of the altar.

    Ever since, Christkindl has been a renowned place of pilgrimage. There has been a special post office next to the chapel since 1950, which is open every year between the first Advent Sunday and the 6th January. Mail sent via this post office has a special stamp and Christkindl postage stamp – internationally seemingly a very popular service, as over the past fifty years more than 72 million postage stamps have been counted in this “heavenly workshop” of the Austrian mail service.

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    Christkindl

    by pollon Written Oct 14, 2004

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    The Church of Christkindl dues its fame to a legend, according to which Ferdinand Sertl, who suffered from epilepsy, when visited the area at the end of 17th century, placed a small statue of the Christ Child he carried with him in a niche in a pine tree and prayed for relief from his illness. His health improved and the area became a place of pilgrimage and at the beginning of in 18th was built the present church. Nowdays it's famous among children for its Christmas Post Office.

    note: I have put this under off the beaten path in spite I'm sure it's not underated but because you need a mean of transport to reach it...

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    A town located not on tourist paths .....

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Signs on the Stadtplatz

    In my opinion the whole town is located off the beaten path .... but everything in Austria except Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck is off the beaten path.

    Its a wonderful town and if you are on the way from Vienna to Salzburg (or Salzburg to Vienna), take some time and visit it. You won´t regret it!

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    Narrow roads

    by PetraG Written Aug 4, 2006

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    Steyr

    A walk through the town often leads you through these little narrow roads with ancient architecture. Strolling along I felt like being pushed into another century.

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