Experience the outstanding pre-Christmas ambiance in Steyr that has one of the most beautiful downtown squares in Europe, where Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo meet each other in harmony. This is exactly the place where "Christkindl" is at home!
Among the very special highlights rank the town´s "Christmas Crib Trail", featuring the most beautiful nativity scenes within the entire region, and the special pre-Christmas performances at the Steyrer Kripperl building, the oldest German-language Puppet Theater.
At Austria´s First Christmas Museum the big and the little ones will be enchanted by the truly outstanding Advent Exhibition boasting ...
... an infinite number of Christmas decorations, hand-carved figures and little presents.
The mighty Lamberg Castle towers high above Steyr on the foundations of the Styraburg. The very castle to which the town owes its founding. Steyr is a town with a thousand years of history. A town made for promenades along the impressive main street, leafy avenues or the crystal clear river itself (inspiration for Schubert´s Trout Quintet), Steyr´s location also allows for a wealth of interesting excursions.
A walk through the old dreamy narrow lanes gives you the impression time is standing still. There is no limit for the visitor´s pleasure to discover. Admire the town´s symbol, the lovely "Bummerlhaus" and the picturesque downtown square that has changed little in hundreds of years.
During wintertime Steyr, the Christkindl Town, is a special attraction. Visit Steyr´s pilgrimage place of Christkindl, named after the Christ child, where a purpose-built temporary post office opens its door every year by late November and answers innumerable letters from children.
A perfect way to get in the right mood for Christmas is to admire the elaborate Steyr Crèche and the elaborate Pöttmesser Crib. Stroll around Steyr and soak up the enjoyable Christmassy atmosphere while listening to Advent Concerts and Carols.