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    The Steyr River

    by seamandrew Written Nov 27, 2004

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    The Steyr River just before meeting the Enns.

    Equally as important as the Enns, the Steyr River has served the city enormously and continues to do so as well. Steyr is the point where the Steyr River Meets the Enns River and as such, the city depended upon both rivers during its most prosperous times for things like transport, power, ironworks and more. Today, the river still supports the city with hydroelectric power and also in other ways. The Steyr River begins in the Totes Gebirge mountain range just south of Steyr and runs north almost all the way until it turns east just before Christkindl and Steyr. In Steyr, it meets the Enns River which carries it's waters northward and into the Danube River.

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    Josef Wernld

    by pollon Written Oct 14, 2004

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    Josef Wernld took over, after his father's death, the family factory which manufactured weapon parts, which to be honest, I don't like very much but my personal guide said to me that he cared about his employees much more than was usual at that time: he built modern housing estates for his workers to give them the possibility of modern and cheap living.
    Then he made Steyr the first European city with electric street lighting which his company produced and installed.
    So a particular of his memorial was worth a pic ;-)...

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    The River Enns

    by seamandrew Written Nov 27, 2004

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    The Enns River with Ennsdorf on the opposite side.

    The River Enns is certainly worth admiring because without it, one can argue Steyr would never had seen its periods of prosperity. Along with the Steyr River, the Enns was vital to the economy of the city and today still serves the city in many ways. The Enns River starts in the Radstäter Tauern mountain range in Salzburg province (part of the larger Niedere Tauern Mountain group) and flows east through Styria province before heading north past the city of Steyr and in ending into the Danube River.

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    Rathaus

    by pollon Written Oct 14, 2004

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    The Town Hall is a Rococo building of the 18th century and the four figures on it rapresent: Justitia with its sword and scales, Criminal Law with its iron chain and ball fastened to the ankles, Church Patronage with its incense bowl and Roman Law with its the code of law.

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    Baroque Facade, a true face "lift"

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Gothic building / Baroque facade, Steyr, Austria

    Michael (globetrott) kindly sent me this picture so I could illustrate an interesting point about his city of Steyr. When we visited Steyr, Michael took us into the Hotel Styria to see for ourselves. Many of the buildings are Gothic with sloping roofs and the facade has been rebuilt in the Baroque style as you can see in the picture. If you look very, very carefully you may be able to see in the upper right and left hand windows a beam that runs at a steep angle. If you follow the slope of the angled roof above you may be able to see this beam. That is the original roof and if you are inside the upper floor room that looks to be flat roofed and square from outside you will find it to be an identical slope as that roof. You can see this when you climb up to the rooftops and actually see the facade poking up above the real roof.

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    Sternhaus

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Sternhaus with its great fassade

    The Sternhaus (star house) has a wonderful baroque fassade and one of the most beautiful buildings on the town square. It got its name from some starns in the fassade.

    This building is the second most beautiful building after the town hall in my eyes.

    The fassade of Sternhaus is very coloful and got a great restauration, after it was hit by a bomb in World War II.

    Steyr had so much luck during the war - there was no big damage after the bombing of the town - due to heavy fog on that day, the bombed landed somewhere else ....

    THANKS GOD !!

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    Schmollgruberhaus

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Schmollgruberhaus

    This is another wonderful building - the Schmollgruberhaus. It gots its name from the Schmollgruber family, which are spezialised in restoring antique clocks.

    They also have a shop in the smallest house in Vienna - have a look on the Vienna page of Waltraud (pepples46).

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    Museum der Stadt Steyr - Innenberger Stadel

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Innenberger Stadel

    The local town museum is situated next to the entrance gate of the old town of Steyr. I am shure it is worth to visit because Steyr is a old town with a lot of History. But I had only 2 hours time and so I couldn´t visit it. But hopefully next time!

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    The town hall - Rathaus - Hotel de Ville

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Rathaus (town hall)

    The town hall was built between 1765 and 1778 and it is one of be most important works of Austrian rokoko. The architect was Gotthard Hayberger, which became famous through it monastry buildings in St. Florian (near Linz), Seitenstetten (near Amstetten) and Admont (Styria). He offered plans to the officals in 1757 and they began to build in 1765, some years later.

    The town hall houses an archive and the offices of the mayors and the communal goverment. The tourist information is also located here.

    It is further called "the most beautiful baroque town hall in Austria" .... and shure it is!

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    Bummerlhaus

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Bummerhaus and other great houses


    Bummerlhaus (you see it on the very left side of the picture) is the oldest building on the town square. It was built in the 13th century and content the inn "Zum goldenen Löwen" (Golden Lion) for a long time. The name came from a small golden lion that is on the guild sign of the house. But the inn was also called "Bummerlwirthaus" and this is maybe the reason why it is called Bummerlhaus.

    Today it houses a bank.

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    Stadtpfarrkirche

    by pollon Written Oct 14, 2004

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    The Parish church, a three aisle one, dates back to 15th century and was built on the site of a Romanesque church while its 80 meters bell tower was rebuilt after a fire in 19th century in Neo-Gothic style.

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    Stadtplatz

    by pollon Written Oct 14, 2004

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    and here is the amazing square where Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo meet each other in harmony... even if my pic doesn't do justice to it... nor to the atmosphere my special guide gave to the town tour...

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    Parish Church

    by MEdelmann Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Parish church

    The parish church was built by Hans Puchsbaum, which was also the architect of the Stephansdom in Vienna. The construction works began in 1443.

    The parish church is a great gothic building and should be not missed on a visit in Steyr.

    Click on the picture to see more details of it.

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    THE BUMMERLHAUS

    by balhannah Written Jun 28, 2012

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    Bummerlhaus

    The Bummerlhaus is the best preserved late Gothic mansion in Steyr. The oldest part of the building dates from the 13th century, and it is first mentioned in documents dating from 1450.
    What I first noticed about this house, was the very steep, hipped roof. This is a typical Steyr design. The house had richly decorated facade's facing the square.

    The name of the house (Bummerl -"plump little dog") stems from its one time seal from its days as an inn. It contained a lion the people of Steyr jokingly said looked like a dog.

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    WERNDL MEMORIAL

    by balhannah Written Jun 29, 2012

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    Who was Josef Werndl, I didn't know, but I sure liked his memorial!
    It turns out, he established the Austrian Rifle Factory at Steyr, at the end of the 19th century when the economy was going bad.
    He designed the breech-loading rifle and Karl Holub. In 1935 his factory became the Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG Company.
    As a thank-you for his outstanding contribution to the town of Steyr, the memorial statue was created and installed in 1894.

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