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  Schloß Lamberg, an EU heritage site.
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One of the two highly visible buildings at the northern end of the Stadtplatz are is the Michaelerkirche. The other is Schloß Lamberg, which rests above the city overlooking the two rivers and the Stadtplatz. Schloß Lamberg stands on the site of a castle built in about 980 by the Ottokars who subsequently became Margraves of Styria (Steiermark). The present castle was erected in the 18th century after a great fire destroyed much of the original castle, and many buildings in the old town. This current design is in a very traditional baroque style and fits in well with much of the city's other Baroque and Gothic buildings.

Today, the castle is primarily used as the main police station for Steyr, but it is also used as a venue for weddings and with its giant windows, lovely courtyard, and Baroque flair, it's no wonder it's a favorite of Austrians for weddings. By the way, keep an eye out for the funny stone gnomes/trolls in the courtyard. Also, there is a famous library that can be visited by arranging a tour with the tourist information service located at the Rathaus.

A visit to this castle can be followed with a nice southward stroll along Berggasse. This stroll is accented by many lovely houses, and towards the end of the Berggasse, you'll find Brucknerplatz, From here the Stadtpfarrkirche is just a short distance away, some shopping venues are very close, and some history about Anton Bruckner can be relived.

You can also choose to spend some quiet time in the Schloßpark which overlooks the Steyr river and is adjacent to Schloß Lamberg.

Address: Berggasse 2, A-4400, Steyr, Austria
Directions: Find the point in Steyr where the Steyr River and Enns River unite and then look up. You can take the Berggasse up to the castle.
othercontact: E-Mail: info@tourism-steyr.at
Phone: +43(7252)532290

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2004
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