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
F +43-316/8017-9669
zeughaus@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. November 2017 to 23. March Tue-Sun, public holidays 11am - 3pm

admission only as part of a guided tour.


24. March to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)


01. November to 02. April 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 11am - 3pm

admission only as part of a guided tour.


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

 

2nd April
21st May
31st December

24th/25th December