Steyr

Steyr is a town in Upper Austria, located at the confluence of the rivers Steyr and Enns.

City view

Get in

By plane

The closest international airport is located in Linz

By train

Over Linz or St. Valentin Over Selztal/Ennstal Railway information

By car

From Vienna: departure Haag From Salzburg: departure Sattledt From Graz: with the Pyhrnautobahn - departure Klaus

Get around

Public transport with city buses or walking because Steyr is very small and most locations are in walking distance

See

Bank building, Stadtplatz 20-22

Steyr has a beautiful, historical city centre. On the main square there are many old buildings from different epochs, for example the Bummerlhaus, the town's landmark. It is one of Austria's best preserved secular Gothic buildings - a part of the building dates back to the 13th century.

Churches

Castles and monuments

Buildings

Museums

Do

There are many interesting activities for tourists in Steyr, but the best way, to experience the city is the Nightwatchman town tour. A nightwatchman in traditional cloting with halberd and lantern carries the guests through the historic town, telling stories and tales. At the end of the tour he guides up at the parrish church spire! Every Thursday and Sunday is a tour for tourists at 8 pm (Oct. - Mar. 6.00 pm). Information and booking at the tourist office of Steyr: +43 7252/53229-0

Another way to explore the city - but more comfortable - is with Segways. It is very easy to learn - bend over slightly - and the Segway drives forward! Guided tours take place daily, information and booking: +43 720 / 554 721 21

Events

Buy

The traditional shopping areas in Steyr are the "Grünmarkt" (from the main square to the town gate), the main square an the "Enge" (from the main square to the confluence of the rivers Enns and Steyr). There are many small shops and boutiques.

Opposite to the parish church is the shopping centre "Citypoint" with many shops like H&M, Esprit, New Yorker, Müller, Deichmann, etc. as well as a McDonalds, a café and a Chinese restaurant.

The book store "Ennsthaler" at the main square offers a grand variety of books about the town Steyr.

Eat

Sleep

Budget

Splurge

Go next

Located at the entrance to the peaceful and picturesque Hintergebirge it is an ideal setting-off point for all excursions into the Kalkalpen National Park. Here the visitors can get information on hiking trails and bike routes, alpine pastures, guided national park hiking tours or mountain bike routes.

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