Steyr, Austria

Back to Austria!  I told you Christian had a crazy work schedule that amounted to quite a bit of driving back and forth and I was only there for two weeks of it.  He was gone a total of three weeks!  We settled in for just a few days in Steyr.  Steyr is mostly known for its manufacturing plants right on the outskirts of town but most people don’t realize how beautiful the city center is & worth a visit!

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Two rivers flow through the town, the Steyr and Enns.  These two rivers converge near the town center.  The old town center is well-preserved and really feels like you have stepped into another era!

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We stayed at Hotel Mader, which is located right in the town square.  A perfect choice for exploring the area.


As I was out exploring the city, the weather fluctuated between sun with blue skies and snow flurries! 


Quiet streets.

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St. Michael’s Church sits near the bank of the Steyr River, across from the old town center.

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Situated above the town is Lamberg Castle.  I am not sure if there are tours of parts of the castle or not.  I saw that there were some government offices located in the courtyard.  Across from the castle is a large garden.

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One Tripadvisor reviewer said Steyr is the “surprise of Europe” and I couldn’t agree more.  It is a two hour drive from Salzburg and about 40 minutes from Linz, so if you are in this area, you should definitely make a stop here. 

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