Steyr is a represantative of the union of historic city center and modern industrial and business location! It´s one of Austrias most interesting towns!
Named "Stirapurch" it was mentioned for the first time around 980 . The castle became famous in the 11th century as residence of the Otakar dynasty. After the town was burned down at 1727 it had been rebuilt at represantative baroc castle. The Lambergs´gentry library is famous for its bibliophilic treasures.
Discover the Steyr city center, one of Europes most beautiful town squares,
with the eldest house in gothic style - the "Bummerlhaus", romantic inner courts hidden behind beautiful facades in Renaissance, baroc and gothic style and the confluence of the rivers Enns and Steyr, which makes this town so unique. City tours in several languages with information on MP3 player available at the touritst office. Monday to friday from 9am to 6pm and saturday 9am till noon.
Festivals, exhibitions and museums
2014 - 20th anniversary of the Musicfestival Steyr will a big celebration of music. Johann Strauß´„Die Fledermaus“ will be performed open air at the Lamberg Castles moat.
A night watchman/woman in traditional clothing carrying a lantern and halberd takes you on a tour through the romantic medieval town to the top of the parish church spire, telling you the tales and legends of long ago days.
Special treat: coloured Steyr lanterns to take home
Steyr - the Christmas town
Come and visit the place where the Christchild resides! Where age-old Advent traditions come to life again, inviting you to journey into an authentic Christmas wonderland, maybe even carrying you back in time to the Christmas of your childhood days — in any case to a truly wonderful place embedded within the delightful scenery of the Upper Austrian Alpine foothills. Visit the world-famous Christkindl Post Office and Pilgrimage Church. Marvel at the innumerable nativity scenes displayed in all four towns (and in all sizes ...) — among others, in the large exhibition in the prelate’s building of the former Garsten Abbey.
Take an unforgettable trip on the Steyr Valley Museum Railway to the Advent calendar village of Steinbach. Visit the Advent Markets in Sierning or watch our blacksmiths as they demonstrate their craft in the Steyr Stadtplatz Square.