Steyr at the national park
Steyr, on the confluence of the Rivers Enns and Steyr is a town with a thousand years of history. The town was at the heart of Austria’s iron industry for centuries and the legacy of this thriving trade is the elegant mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture in the town center.
Steyr has one of the most beautiful downtown squares in Europe, where Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo meet each other in harmony. In the middle is the town’s emblem – the lovely “Bummerlhaus”, a jewel of late-Gothic architecture. The mighty Lamberg Castle towers high above Steyr on the foundations of the Styriaburg. This is the very castle to which the town owes its founding back in the year 980 AD.
Steep yourself in the atmosphere of bygone centuries and enjoy a taste of modern-day life at one and the same time in the Romantic Town of Steyr. The old town is dotted by historic fortifications, ancient fountains and 119 bridges and footbridges. Steyr was at the heart of Austria’s iron industry for centuries and the legacy of this thriving trade is the elegant mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture in the town center.
Today, the town is home to leading international groups in mechanical engineering and metal industry. Skilled future workers are trained at the town’s numerous advanced technical colleges.
In Steyr, Christmas nostalgia is cherished a lot. You can stroll around tastefully decorated stalls that are positioned on the streets and stacked with Christmas decorations, fine handicrafts and other articles that make wonderful Christmas presents. Treat yourself to taste culinary delights from the Advent booths. In Steyr’s district of Christkindl – named for the Christ child – a purpose-built temporary post office opens its door every year by late November. Christmas activities include Advent concerts, Austria’s 1st Christmas Museum, visits to the famous Steyr Crèche and to a wide array of crib exhibitions. Soak up the enjoyable Christmas atmosphere at Steyr!
A meeting of minds at the Romantic Town of Steyr:
When you want to hold a special event, an internal company meeting or an international conference, Steyr is the place to be as well! From summer theater performances in the Steyr Castle Moat or at the Baroque Theater, over virtuoso church concerts to exhibitions at the Castle Gallery – you’ll have a great time and look back on the occasion with fond memories.
The historic architecture and the thousand years of history make Steyr a perfect place for an array of outdoor activity and incentive programs. Take a step back in Steyr’s history with a Night Watchman Tour: Local historians, always intriguing characters, bring the ramparts alive in medieval costumes, with halberd and lantern.
And rounded out by famous night watchman’s songs… These guards of the night will take you on an outstanding culinary “Dine Around” Tour of Steyr. If you like getting in touch with nature somewhat different, wild and romantic whitewater adventures are the most hands-on way of going about it! Experience your own very personal adventure during a canoe trip in the beautiful natural landscape. Or discover the mystical Steyr water secrets with the CityJetBoat on the River Enns including a visit at the Steyr Water Woman, she will read your palm and give you good luck pebbles. The spectacular Steyr Segway Tours are a perfect way to get around town. Within a three hour tour, including a 30-minute introductory, you can explore Upper Austria’s Town of Romance on this extraordinary two-wheeled vehicle under expert guidance.