Steyr Tourist Traps

  • Overview of the Stadtplatz in Steyr.
    Overview of the Stadtplatz in Steyr.
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  • Entrance of the Stadtplatz.
    Entrance of the Stadtplatz.
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  • One of the many beautiful facades.
    One of the many beautiful facades.
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    Stadtplatz – Buildings of interest.

    by Jerelis Written Jun 18, 2012
    Beautiful gate at the south end of the Stadtplatz.
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    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 square, but realized that there was so much to see, almost impossible to see it all. We had a look at the beautiful Town Hall, rated among Austria´s most important buildings of the Rococo era. This building was erected by Gotthard Hayberger, mayor and judge of Steyr, from 1765 to 1778. The balustrade depicts four Baroque female figures representing the then authorities of town: Justitia (sword and scales), criminal law (iron chain and ball fastened to the ankles), church patronage (incense bowl) and Roman law (holding the code of law).

    Another one of these beautiful buildings is the "Sternhaus" from 1768, in an interesting contrast to the Bummerlhaus with its rich Rococo decorations. The Marienkirche Church is another building of interest, with rich Rococo decorations in the interior. Also spend some time walking along the banks of the town′s two rivers, the Steyr (very original) and the Enns. It’s time well spend!

    Address:
    Stadtplatz, 4400 Steyr

    Directions:
    Right at the city center, you can’t miss it!

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    • Historical Travel

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    Stadtplatz – Its landmark Bummerlhaus.

    by Jerelis Written Jun 18, 2012

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    The facade of the Bummerlhaus.
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    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 attractively situated, with two rivers the Steyr and the Enns flowing through it and meeting near the town centre with the Babenberg castle "Lamberg" and the church of St. Michael closeby. This prominent location has made it prone to severe flooding through the centuries until the present, one of the worst cases being in August 2002.

    When we first arrived at the Stadtplatz we had a nice refreshment in the sun and we already could overlook the entire square with all its beauty. After our drink we walked our way to the Bummerlhaus, the town's landmark and one of Austria's best preserved profane Gothic buildings. A part of the building dates back to the 13th century. In the 19th century, the building accomodated the inn "Zum Goldenen Löwen". The lion is still the building's sign up to this day. Visitors to the inn were so fond of the lion that they called it "Bummerl" (a small and corpulent dog). So eventually the Bummerl inn became the Bummerlhaus.

    Address:
    Stadtplatz, 4400 Steyr

    Directions:
    Right at the city center, you can’t miss it!

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

    by Jerelis Written Jun 18, 2012
    Overview of the Stadtplatz in Steyr.
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    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. I used to go there with my parents as well when I was the age of my own kids and was wondering if it would make such an amazing impression at them as it did on me back in the days.

    Steyr marked its 1,000th anniversary in 1980, after undergoing extensive restoration of its historic architecture which has made it one of the best preserved old towns in Austria. Steyr is famous for its historic town centre built around the "Stadtplatz" (town square), which has been very well preserved for several hundred years, and which was largely restored following World War II. Its best-known piece of architecture is called The Bummerlhaus which is considered one of the finest pieces of Gothic architecture for its size in Central Europe.

    Address:
    Stadtplatz, 4400 Steyr

    Directions:
    Right at the city center, you can’t miss it!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel

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