Staff weapons

There are 5.395 staff weapons preserved in the Armoury: mainly halberds and pikes, fewer boar spears, couses, tardes, morning stars and glaives


For a long time, staff weapons were the chief weapons used by foot soldiers.
As their penetration force increased, guns gradually replaced staff weapons on the battlefield, yet staff weapons remained in use as symbolic items of prestige—as guard weapons, for example, which were richly decorated.

Many of the staff weapons stored in the armoury were mainly produced in the 16th and 17th century and originate from Upper Austrian Workshops which were mainly located around Steyr like the ones from Pankraz Taller or Peter Schreckseisen.

Styrian Armoury

Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9810
zeughaus@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. November to 01. April 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 11am - 3pm

admission only as part of a guided tour
and also 11am - 3pm: 1., 2., 8., 9., 15., 16., 22., 23., 26. & 31. December admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)


02. April 2019 to 31. October 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)


01. November 2019 to 31. March 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays

admission only as part of a guided tour.


Guided tours: 1pm (EN, 12:30 pm as of 1.1.2019), 11am and 2pm (GER). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Additional guided tours on advance notice.

 

31st December
22nd April 2019
10th June 2019

24th/25th December
1st January 2019
5th March 2019
24th/25th December 2019