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Top Choice Coffee in Steyr


The aroma of freshly roasting coffee wafts out of this cafe, which is filled with hessian sacks of organic beans. The owners set up shop here in 2002 and now supply some of Vienna's leading coffee houses. On the las…
Top Choice European in Steyr

Knapp am Eck

A cobbled lane shadows the Steyr River to this locavore bistro, which utilises organic, seasonal produce to create dishes such as tender lamb with polenta and sage-stuffed pork. By night, candles and lanterns illumi…
Park in Steyr


Footpaths through this quiet park lead to baroque Schloss Lamberg, sitting pretty between the confluence of the Enns and Steyr Rivers. A steep passageway next to the Bummerlhaus, with overhanging arches, squeezes th…
Austrian in Steyr

Gasthof Mader

With its Gothic vaults, frescoed Schubertstüberl (parlour) and arcaded inner courtyard, Mader is historic dining at its best. Specialities such as crisp roast pork with dumplings or trout served with parsley potatoe…
European in Steyr

Orangerie im Schlosspark

This beautifully converted 18th-century orangery opens onto a leafy terrace facing the Schlosspark. The chef cooks fresh, seasonal dishes ranging from chanterelle tagliatelle to hearty beef broth with homemade dumpl…
Austrian in Steyr


Dine by lantern light under 300-year-old vaults or on the pavement terrace at the atmospheric Bräuhof. Meaty numbers such as pork medallions wrapped in ham and served with a mushroom cream sauce are matched with ful…
Christmas in Steyr

Christkindl Seasonal Post Office

If you happen to arrive in Steyr around Christmas, head for the suburb of Christkindl, to the west of the old centre. During the festive season, a special post office is set up in the Christkindlkirche to handle the…
Museum in Steyr


Set in an early-17th-century granary with an eye-catching sgraffito mural facade, this museum showcases Steyr’s culture and folklore through its artefacts. The baroque and Biedermeier nativity figurines are the high…
Museum in Steyr

Museum Arbeitswelt

Housed in a converted factory by the river, this excellent museum delves into Steyr’s industrial past with exhibits on working-class history, forced labour during WWII and the rise of the Socialist Party.
Music in Steyr

Musik Festival Steyr

Classical music is the mainstay of this two-week festival, but it also sees brass bands, opera, theatre and outdoor cinema screenings, as well as a children's theatre workshop.