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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.
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".
THE KNIFEMAKERS' PATH
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
1 May to 26 October:
Saturday from 13:00-16:00
Sunday and public holiday from 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
All year round by appointment
Guided tour - duration approx. 40 minutes
381 mAccessibility / arrival
The Steyr Valley is served by bus lines 452 (Rohr-Bad Hall-Steinbach a. d. Steyr) and 433 (Steyr-Molln-Kirchdorf).
Details at www.ooevv.at
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
Adults € 4,00
Group € 3,50 (from 6 persons)
Children € 1,70
School group € 1,10
Prices including guided tour
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