Knife Makers Museum in Steinbach an der Steyr

Steinbach an der Steyr, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The handicraft museum of the bladesmiths, grinders and knifemakers is located directly on the Steyr River in the former workshops of the knifemakers' guild.

With the guest card "In Sum More" you get a 25% reduction on one entrance fee.

The Handicrafts Museum tells of the times when the knifemakers' guild in Steinbach an der Steyr flourished. Until 1967, the Steinbach knifemakers created true works of art here in the knife factory Fanz Pils & Söhne under the toughest working conditions. Now the "Knife Museum" presents the craft of the knifemakers and bladesmiths, their importance for the people and the development of their settlement on an exhibition area of over 200 m2.
  • Ground floor: Knife making
  • 1st floor: The life of the knifemakers, their customs and club life
  •  2nd floor: Historical development, knifemakers' guild, trade connections of the "Golden Steinbach", guild and church

The Steinbach Knifemakers' Guild consisted of the craftsmen within a radius of 2 miles (15.4 km) around Steinbach. They were first mentioned in a document in 1422. Under the hardest working conditions, the Steinbach knifemakers created true works of art, which they sold at the most distant markets. The knifemakers were so rich that the village used to be called "Golden Steinbach".

From the station of the Steyrtal Museum Railway, the signposted Messererweg (Knife Trail) leads along the river Steyr, where the history of the houses, the knife makers as well as the traders is presented. After the museum, the path continues up to the admirable village square, where even today the house facades and architectural details are reminders of the flourishing trade with Venice.

After visiting the Messerer Museum, walk up the Hochgasse to the idyllic village square and enjoy a wonderful view from the Sengsengebirge over the Tote Gebirge to the Alpine foothills and the central region of Upper Austria on a hike along the Panoramaweg (walking time 1 hour).

Rarities vault and museum shop opposite Messerer Museum

May 1st to October 26th:
Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For groups at any time by appointment.
Guided tour - duration approx. 1 hour

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

381 m

Accessibility / arrival

Public transport:
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

Travelling by public transport
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  • Guided tour
General price information

Adults € 4,00
Group € 3,50 (from 6 persons)
Children € 1,70
School group € 1,10
Prices including guided tour

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Discounts (Memberships)
  • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
    Free entry to the exhibition as often as you like
  • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
    Free entry to the exhibition as often as you like
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
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Please get in touch for more information.


Knife Makers Museum in Steinbach an der Steyr
Hochgasse 17
4596 Steinbach an der Steyr

Phone +43 664 2656609

Contact person

Verein Messerermuseum Steinbach/Steyr

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