Cities of Austria: Steyr

One of the most famous Austrian cities, SHTTTER (Steyr, often pronounced as Steir) lies 30 km southeast Linz, in the confluence of the Rivers Ens and Steir. Franz Schubert called Shuttere "Lovely beautiful", And now few people decide to argue with this statement.

  • SHTTTER. View of the old town
  • Gothic mansion Bummerlhaus in Shatt
  • Lamberg Castle

The first mention of the city refers to 980 g. N. NS., However, people lived in this place since the times of Neolith. Right raised on the trade of iron ore and the skill of their gunsmiths, in 1287, he had already wore the city status, all adjacent lands by his name were called STIRIA (from here and modern "Styria" – StierMark), and in the XIX century the city became one of the most important weapons centers in Europe. Even today, he remains primarily an industrial city, although this is not preventing acquaintance with the well-preserved historical center, traditionally called Altstadt.


The best way to get to Altstadt from the station – from the south, through the last surviving medieval gate of the city – Doctor, by Innerberger-football (Granary of the XVII century, in which the local historical museum is now located) and the Church Stadtpharrkirche (end of the XV century).

Main Square Schtera Stadtplatz framed by beautiful old buildings, among which elegantly decorated building Bummerlhauz (1497 G.), which is considered one of the symbols of the city. Towering on the opposite side of the Town Hall Square with its pink facade in the Rococo style and bright bell tower as well Sternhouse complex (1768 G.) Stadtplatz ensemble is gracefully complemented with an unusual. From the square, the narrow street ENGEGASSE moves with her dozens of stores, occupying as colorful old mansions.

On the opposite bank of the River Steir lies as an ancient suburb Shattorf (Steyrdorf) with his beautiful church Michaelerkirche (1635 g.), picturesque cobbled streets around Kirchengasse, Excellent Industrial museum In the former factory on Wehrgrabeengasse, a pedestrian bridge below Lamberg Castle Flyer and Ens. In the northwestern part of the castle complex is Schlossgalerie – Playground for a variety of exhibitions usually dedicated to contemporary art. Southwest is green Skosplan With the statue of Josef Verndla – one of the most famous weapons of peace of the world, many who have done for the development of the city. On his picturesque Mansion Schloss-Foglsang, By the way, you can look very close next to, at the end of the street PreuenHuberstrasse. Cognots must be worth visiting the museums of the famous Schttain weapons, leading their history since the days of Middle Ages, and today they supply a lot of well-known arms samples.

Cities of Austria ShtTier
  • Ancient suburb of Stardorf
  • Industrial Museum in Shattorf
  • Church of Michaelerkirche in ShtTanyardf

From June to September Cute tourist locomotives of narrow scene SteyrTal-Museumsbahn (Saturday and Sunday – at 14.00 and 18.thirty; 10 euros) run from Steyra to Grunberg (Grunberg, 17 km south-west of the city), passing through the most picturesque places of the surrounding.

And just 1.5 km up the river from Lokalbahnhof railway station rises baroque Church of Christchindl (XVII B.), which is a famous pilgrimage site. Interestingly, under the new year more than one and a half million Christmas cards are sent from the special post office of the Church around the world to the worst joy of the Filatelists of the Planet, and even more comes here letters from Austrian children who ask for Christkind ("Baby Jesus") traditional christmas gifts.

Tourist office

The tourist office of the city is located in the building of the Old Town Hall (open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 18:00, on Saturdays – from 9.00 to 12.00, www.Tourism-Steyr.AT) and can provide a large number of interesting information as the city itself and the whole of the top Austria, as well as able to help organize private rooms in the city (30-45 euros per night).

Around the city

22 km to the west of Shattire is a town Kremsm√ľnster (Kremsmunster), widely known for his Benedictine monastery – one of the most unusual abbey in the whole of Austria. This huge complex, towering over the Krems River Valley, contains several baroque churches with unique interiors, 5 pools with fountains (XVII in.) surrounded by gallery in Italian style, library (now there is a good museum), kunstkamera and old abbey observatory, or Sternvart (1759 g.). Daily (from Easter to October 10 – at 11.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 since October for Easter – at 11.00 and 14.00) In the monastery, organized tours are held (4.8 euros), and the fifty-meter tower of Sternvart can be visited from May to October daily at 10.00 and 14.00 (5.1 euro).

  • Benedictine Monastery in the town of Kremsm√ľnster
  • Water Tower in Wels
  • Church of Stadtpfarrkirche in Wels

At 14 northeastern spread the old town Wels (Wels), founded by the Romans under the name of Ovilva. Located on the north banks of the River Traun, among the plain landscape to the south-west of Linz (25 km), this is the second largest city of Upper Austria and one of the most important railway units of the region. Within the limits of a small but beautiful altstadt veels can be seen a narrow old area Stadtplatz, from one end closed last surviving fortress Gateland Lireers (1376 g.), and with the rest – baroque facades of old buildings, first of all – Town Hall (1748 g.), House de Salome Alt (XVI-XVII centuries.) and Stadtpharrkirche. Immediately behind the square rises Mansion Burg-Wels, In which the emperor Maximilian I died (1519 g.) – Now here is a cultural center and a local history museum. And the best collection of finds of the Roman period made in the city, you can see in the complex of the former Bank MinoritenCoster on Minoritenplaz near the Town Hall.

Wels – the main cultural center of Upper Austria after Linz, so here you can usually detect a large selection of various assemblies and performances. Main scene of the city – Stadtteater – Located at the corner of Kaiser-Josef-Platz and Rainerstrasse, and in IM-Conspayer (Freiung, 15) pass regular dance and jazz concerts, and also acts as a cabaret.

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