"Stadtplatz – Buildings of interest." Steyr Tourist Trap Tip by Jerelis
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In terms of sightseeing, this means that you want to stay with the historic town centre. The outskirts are still dominated by heavy industries, mostly steel, arms and car supplies. Steyr forms Austria′s "industrial triangle" with Wels and the capital Linz. So, being at the Stadplatz is the place to be :). We kept on going to hike the entire square, but realized that there was so much to see, almost impossible to see it all. We had a look at the beautiful Town Hall, rated among Austria´s most important buildings of the Rococo era. This building was erected by Gotthard Hayberger, mayor and judge of Steyr, from 1765 to 1778. The balustrade depicts four Baroque female figures representing the then authorities of town: Justitia (sword and scales), criminal law (iron chain and ball fastened to the ankles), church patronage (incense bowl) and Roman law (holding the code of law).
Another one of these beautiful buildings is the "Sternhaus" from 1768, in an interesting contrast to the Bummerlhaus with its rich Rococo decorations. The Marienkirche Church is another building of interest, with rich Rococo decorations in the interior. Also spend some time walking along the banks of the town′s two rivers, the Steyr (very original) and the Enns. It’s time well spend!
Stadtplatz, 4400 Steyr
Right at the city center, you can’t miss it!
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