Steinbach an der Steyr
Steinbach an der Steyr - Even today, the facades of the houses are a reminder of the once flourishing Messerer trade with Venice. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the town was known as the "Venice of the Steyr Valley".
Steinbach an der Steyr - Even today, the house facades are a reminder of the once flourishing Messerer trade with Venice. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the town was known as the "Venice of the Steyr Valley".
Culinary delights with a dash of art and a pinch of culture
Especially during the summer months, Steinbach/Steyr offers a variety of interesting activities and sightseeing opportunities that make a trip to the idyllic village on the river worthwhile. In addition to the hiking and cycling trails, you will also find numerous attractions in Steinbach/Steyr, especially artistic ones. Follow in the footsteps of the knifemakers on a guided tour of the museum, look over the shoulder of a ceramist or goldsmith at work, or marvel at the exhibits of various artists in the Galerie am Färberbach and in the Pilshalle.
In addition to the "Steinbacher Advent", the "Steinbacher Schmankerlroas" is a fixed point in the community's annual calendar. On National Day, culinary delicacies such as the award-winning Steinbacher Spezialmöste and sheep's cheese varieties are offered along the Hochgasse. The supporting programme is made up of artists from the region who exhibit their works of art on this day.
As a house of the region, the Alter Pfarrhof with its sustainability forge has become a place of communication and regional development.
A visit to the Steinbach Advent with its large Advent calendar on 7 houses on the village square, the exhibition "Nativity scenes from all over the world" with 550 nativity scenes from 95 countries, the Perchtenlauf and the Perchenraunacht and the Advent carol singing in the parish church on Advent weekends is particularly appealing.
A visit to Steinbach/Steyr inspires and enthuses. Steinbach an der Steyr in the Kalkalpen National Park region is an idyllic village on the steep slope to the Steyr in the middle Steyr Valley with a southern flair.
The hanging gardens, the narrow, steep streets and the magnificent town houses in the historic centre are reminiscent of the flourishing knife trade with Venice in the Middle Ages, which brought prosperity to the village. At that time, the village was called "Golden Steinbach". It is said that the people of Steinbach were so rich that they had golden shoe laces. But maybe it was just the sunset that put Steinbach an der Steyr in a golden light.
When the houses nestle against the waters of the Steyr at sunset, visitors can still experience how the flair of "Golden Steinbach" comes back to life.
Special attractions include the traditional Kirtag on 1 May, the gallery on the Färberbach, a goldsmith's shop in the Hammerherrnhäusl, the regional information and culture shop "Im Bienenstock" and the Messerermuseum on the banks of the Steyr, as well as well-marked hiking and cycling trails, a family-friendly open-air swimming pool. Cosy accommodation and the excellent cuisine of the Steyr Valley are inviting.
381 m ASLElevation
47.97, 14.27GPS coordinates
The Steyr Valley is served by bus lines 452 (Rohr-Bad Hall-Steinbach a. d. Steyr) and 433 (Steyr-Molln-Kirchdorf).
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Arrival by car:
From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Sattledt > via Kremsmünster > Bad Hall > into the Steyr valley.
From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B140 into the Steyr Valley
From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A9 motorway exit Sattledt > Kremsmünster > Bad Hall > into the Steyr valley
From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > into the Steyr valley