26. From Linz to St. Michael via Steyr.
14272 M. Railway in 5»/4-9V2 hrs. (fares 7 fl. 50, 5 fl., 2 fl. 50 kr., ex¬
press 11 fl. 25, 7 fl, 50, 3 fl. 75 kr.). Dinner (1 fl.) is handed into the
carriages at Klein-Reifling, Selzthal, and St. Michael. View-Carriages, see
p. 118; the finest scenery is between Hieflau and Admont.
To (15 M.) St. Valentin (880 ft.; Rail. Restaurant), see p. 84.
Our line here diverges from the Westbahn to the S.W., and at (20 M.)
Ernsthofen enters the valley of the .Enns. 2572 M. Rammingdorf.
28 M. Steyr (990 ft.; "Hdtel Steyrerhof, R, & A. 1 fl. 20 kr.;
Schiff; "Krebs; Lowe, wine), a town with 21,500 inhab., at the con¬
fluence of the Steyr with the Enns, is noted for its iron-wares. The
town, situated between the two rivers, is connected with its suburbs
Ennsdorf and Steyrdorf by three bridges. On a hill rises Burg Steyr
(10th cent.), the property of Count Lamberg. (Admission to the
park on application to the gardener.) The Gothic Church, built in
1443-1630, contains fine stained glass and a font in bronze, with
reliefs of 1560; also a modern altar in carved wood by Guggen-
berger of Munich. The tower (288 ft.) was rebuilt in 1886-89 after
plans by Schmidt of Vienna. The Rathhaus, in the rococo style,
and the extensive Austrian Rifle Factory (adm. on application), are
also worthy of notice. The groundfioor of the Public School is
occupied by the exhibition of the Styrian Industrial Society.
Walks. At the Franz-Josefs-Platz, the Carl-Ludwig-Platz, the Pfarr-
Platz, and other points in the immediate vicinity of the town are pleasant
new grounds laid out by the Verschonerungs-Verein, with benches. Pretty
views of the town and its environs are enjoyed from the (72 hr.) Hohe
Ennsleithe, the (1/4 hr.) Tabor, and the (72 hr.) Dachsberg. St. Ulrich, Garsten,
and Christkindl are each within 1/2 hr. of the town. The tower on the
"Damberg (2450 ft.), affording a splendid view, is easily reached in 2 hrs.;
about 72 hr. from the top is the Inn '■Zur Dambergwarte'.
Feom Stete to Agonitz, 20 M., railway in 2 hrs., through the pretty
Steyrthal, with its numerous factories and iron-works. The train starts at
Steyr-Garsten (see below), and runs via Steyrdorf, Aschach on the Steyr, etc.
to (472 M.) Pergern (branch to Bad Hall, see p. 87) and to (1272 M.) Griin-
burg-Steinbach, two considerable villages, with numerous cutlery-factories.
Then via (18 M.) Leonstein and Molln, at the mouth of the Krumme Steyr-
ling, to (20 M.) the scythe-works of Agonitz, 372 M. from the station of
Herndl, on the Kremsthal railway (p. 87).
Beyond Steyr the train crosses the Enns to (29 M.) Steyr-Garsten
(see above). From (29]/2 M.) Garsten the line follows the left
bank. — 36 M. Ternberg; 42 M. Losenstein, with an old church
and a ruined castle. 4572 M. Reich-Ramming has extensive brass and
iron works. — 50 M. Gross-Ramming; 55l/2 M. Kastenreith, at the
confluence of the Gaflenzbach and the Enns (p. 84).
57l/2 M. Klein-Reifling (1200 ft.; Rail. Restaurant), junction of
the line to Amstetten (p. 84). — 66 M. Weissenbach-St-Gallen, 1 M.
to the N.E. of which lies Altenmarkt (Lohner; Post). At (72i/2 M.)
Gross-Reifling (1400 ft.; *Baumann) the Salza falls into the Enns.
To Weichselboden and Mariazell, see p. 183.
The train threads two tunnels and crosses the Enns. Beyond
(75i/2 M.) Landl are two other shorttunnels. — 79 M. Hieflau