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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…
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…
Austrian in Steyr


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


This Gothic gabled house and former pub takes its name from the figurine of a golden lion, which punters, presumably after one too many, nicknamed Bummerl (small fat dog).
Historic Building in Steyr

Franz Schubert’s House

Look out for this fine house on the square, where Schubert was inspired to compose the Trout Quintet.
Church in Steyr


Just north of the Steyr River, this twin-towered baroque church is embellished with a fresco of St Michael and the fallen angels.
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.
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…
Church in Steyr


The spire of this Gothic church is one of Steyr’s most visible landmarks. The church shares features with Stephansdom in Vienna and the same architect, Hans Puchsbaum.