Bummerlhaus is a gothic building in Steyr, Austria. It is the best
preserved late Gothic mansion in Steyr, and is one of the finest
medieval secular buildings in Austria. The oldest part of the building
dates from the thirteenth century, and it is first mentioned in
documents dating from 1450.
The house is a typical
Steyr design, consisting of a richly decorated
façade facing the square, behind which lies the house and three
courtyards with arcades. It has a steep hipped roof. The façade
facing the square on the first floor has a cantilevered, stone carved,
wide bay window, which spans the entire elevation, adorned with blind
arcades and a rich frieze with quatrefoil tracery, among which the
five windows are placed asymmetrically. Above the narrow roof of the
wide bay window rises a brick gable wall with blind arches of brick.
The name of the house (Bummerl meaning to this time "plump little
dog") stems from its onetime seal from its days as an inn that
contained a lion the people of
Steyr jokingly said looked like a dog.
Coordinates: 48°02′20″N 14°25′10″E / 48.03889°N
14.41944°E / 48.03889; 14.41944
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