Steyr Travel Guide

  • Steyr, the way to the castle
    Steyr, the way to the castle
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  • Steyr Dorf,  Michaelerkirche
    Steyr Dorf, Michaelerkirche
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  • Steyr, Stadtplatz and town hall
    Steyr, Stadtplatz and town hall
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Steyr Things to Do

  • By train or bicycle via Kastenreith to...

    You travel along the Enns river throu hills and mountains and some medieval ruins to Waidhofen an der Ybbs. By train you will have to change in Kastenreith, most likely the other train wil be waiting allready, train travel time is about 1,5 hoursThere are bicycle rentals in Steyr and all the trains in that area have bicycle...

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  • Michaelerkirche - Only from a distance.

    This is a kind of a funny fact. I have been to Steyr 3 times and actually never ever visited this beautiful church. Of course I have seen it many times from a distance, as you can see on the picture I took, but never crossed the bridge over the river Steyr to actually see it for real. My last visit was in 2010 and once I was home and saw this...

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  • CLOCKS & WATCHES

    I was just about to leave the Stadplatz when I came across an arcade with some very heavy wooden doors. Hanging from the ceiling of the arcade, was the very interesting clock in my photo. I was able to walk straight through and into the Pfarrgasse.

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  • STADPLATZ

    THIS IS A MUST SEEIn my opinion, if you don't see anything else in Steyr, make sure you visit the Stadplatz.I don't think I have ever seen so many beautifully decorated buildings, situated in mainly one area, than here. This area is steeped in history. Don't expect it to be quiet though! People are out and about, cars were infront of all the...

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  • THE SEVEN STARS HOTEL

    Another beautiful building is what was once the Seven Stars Hotel. You will know which building it is, as located on the top ledges are mask-like heads. Above them at the very top, are 7 stars, the characters of the planets. It is thought they were added as the building was bought by the Kremsmunster monastery in 1747. They have an Observatory at...

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  • HOUSE MEDITZ

    When I first set on eyes on the magnificent Meditz House, it was wow! this is a most beautiful building!In a corner of the rear wing, is a wall fountain with Neptune, built to remind us of the sea and long-distance trade, which was operated by the owners of this noble seat in earlier centuries. In 1727, fire destroyed a lot of buildings in this...

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Steyr Hotels

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Steyr Restaurants

  • A standard McDonald's, what else?

    One of the tough things about traveling with young children (especially picky eaters) can be mealtime. It is stressful to eat every meal out, unfamiliar foods can be challenging, and long restaurant meals can eat into the time you'd like to spend seeing the sights (not to mention the fact that you want to spend some of that precious good behavior...

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  • The food! The atmosphere! The view!

    A few minutes drive outside of Steyr in Nussbach, this is well worth the trip. There is nothing like enjoying your meal of Wiener Schnitzel on the terrace with the sight of the mountains, the smell of the country, and the sounds of the cowbells in the nearby pastures. For me, it's a "must visit" whenever I'm in the area. HIGHLY recommended. (You...

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  • Great Breakfast

    A great place with excellent service and a cool atmosphere. This would be the perfect place to eat and stay (if you have the $) while in Steyr.

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Steyr Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new...

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  • a vintage STEYR-bus to Christkindl

    Every year at christmas-time, when plenty of tourists are coming to Steyr in order to enjoy the special x-mas-activities there is a shuttle-service by old vintage STEYR-buses from Marienkirche at Stadtplatz to Christkindl. The bus on my main picture is more than 50 years old and has places for 30 passengers, the other one is a bit younger, maybe 30...

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  • Steyrtalbahn - a museum-steam-train

    Steyrtalbahn is Austria's oldest trainline in the narrow-gauge track of 760 mm. The track of the museum-train from Steyr Lokalbahnhof to Gruenburg and Steinbach an der Steyr is 17 km long and all of the btrains are still powered by steam.The steam-trains will go only at the weekendsbetween june 2nd and sep 30th + may 1st + the weekends before...

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Steyr Shopping

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  • All sorts of shopping awaits

    As you make your way towards the Michaelerkirche, you'll find a number of shops along the Engegasse which connects the Stadtplatz to the bridge over the Steyr River. In these shops you'll find everything from yummy treats, to clothing, and more. Be sure to bring your credit card and some euro's. Use the credit card as much as possible for the best...

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  • Into clocks?

    Where the Pfarrgasse meets the Stadtplatz, you'll find a building called the Schmollgruber Haus. Inside this building is a passage that you can walk through. The passage will take you past a number of windows all dispalying antique clocks. The owner apparently collects and repairs antique clocks. The collection is pretty vast so be sure to take a...

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Steyr Local Customs

  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    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...

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  • TAKE A SHORT CUT

    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.

    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...

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Steyr Warnings and Dangers

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Floods can pose a real danger

    Because of Steyr's position at the confluence of the Steyr and Enns river, it is prone to floods. In general, the city is pretty prepared to handle the normal flooding. But just recently (as of me writing this text) Much of Central Europe was under a deluge of rain which led to severe flooding in many cities and towns. Steyr was victim to a...

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  • Beware of the floods

    There are no real dangers in Steyr, the reverse is the case.... The local population is very friendly and helpful. But sometimes when it has rained heavily or it doesn´t wants to stop raining it can be that the wanter amount of the rivers grow and floods can come over the city....... but the Steyrians have learned over the times how to take it ....

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Steyr Tourist Traps

  • Stadtplatz – Buildings of interest.

    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...

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  • Stadtplatz – Its landmark Bummerlhaus.

    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...

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

    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....

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Steyr What to Pack

  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • Bring some time and a photo camera

    Big suitcases are not very recommenable, if you want to look around in Steyr ... There is no special clothing necessary. But good shoes are always recommendable. A good photo camera is an absolute must! Take a lot of films with you. Bring some time to discover this place, especially if you are from overseas. You won´t regret it!

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Steyr Off The Beaten Path

  • CHURCH @ SEITENSTETTEN ABBEY

    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...

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  • VISIT SEITENSTETTEN

    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...

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  • Schloss Lamberg – Book in advance, be...

    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...

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Steyr Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking - Take a few short-cuts!

    But don't sweat it … Steyr also has hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of Steyr is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Steyr is Austria, and yet it is a culture unto itself. Steyr marked its 1,000th anniversary in 1980,...

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  • Hiking - Game plan strategy.

    Most people try to rush Steyr on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Steyr properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before getting out. Before we visited Steyr we saw on a city map that the village of Steyr is divided into three areas - the historical Stadtplatz, the area in...

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  • Hiking – Take time to meander.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Steyr old town's principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won't do justice to the entire city of Steyr...

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Steyr Favorites

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  • Mystic Steyr

    By far, Steyr's rich architecture and strategic location at the confluence of the Steyr and Enns River makes it a must vist place for any visitor to this area. Plus, paying a visit to everybody's good friend Michael (globetrott) is always a plus! As night descended on Steyr, we were crossing the river over a small foot bridge and I looked towards...

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  • 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...

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  • Steyr - Sternhaus, the blue building

    Well Michael will probably never talk to me again, because I forgot the name of this building, but Michael if you can send me the name ......Still just to wander the main street of Steyr and enjoy seeing the grand architecture in all its glory, well even if you can't remember the name of the building it will have been time well spent.Okay, so I can...

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Marienkirche - Lighting a candle.
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The romantic road
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Josef Werndl
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Christkindl - Postamt in Steyr - Christkindl
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Europes 1st electric water-powerplant
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Schmollgruberhaus
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Innerberger Stadel - the townmuseum of Steyr
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See an Ibex in the moat of Schloss Lamberg
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Lebzelterhaus
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