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Steyr, Stadtplatz

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A: Mainsquare and Town Hall of Steyr

by Martin Kneth, 10 meters away

In the first half of the 18th Century was the old Town Hall very dilapidated. In 1757, therefore subm...

Mainsquare and Town Hall of Steyr

B: Stadtplatz and Leopoldibrunnen, Steyr

by Roberto Scavino, 20 meters away

Stadtplatz and Leopoldibrunnen, Steyr

C: Steyr, Stadtplatz and the Rococo Town Hall

by Roberto Scavino, 30 meters away

Steyr, Stadtplatz and the Rococo Town Hall

D: Steyr, a Clockwork Arcade

by Roberto Scavino, 130 meters away

Steyr, a Clockwork Arcade

E: Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr

by Wolfgang Diesenreiter, 230 meters away

Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr

F: Steyr, Grünmarkt and the Städtisches Heimathaus

by Roberto Scavino, 280 meters away

Steyr, Grünmarkt and the Städtisches Heimathaus

G: Steyr, courtyard of the Lamberg Castle

by Roberto Scavino, 300 meters away

Steyr, courtyard of the Lamberg Castle

H: Viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr

by Martin Kneth, 350 meters away

This viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr gives a good overview of the confluence of the Enns and S...

Viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr

I: Steyr, the bridge over Enns river

by Roberto Scavino, 370 meters away

Steyr, the bridge over Enns river

J: Pedestrian bridge over Steyr river

by Roberto Scavino, 390 meters away

Pedestrian bridge over Steyr river

This panorama was taken in Upper Austria, Europe

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