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

01. November 2017 to 23. March 2018 admission only as part of a guided tour.
Admission without guided tour:
01.12.–03.12., 11am–15pm
08.12.–10.12., 11am–15pm
15.12.–17.12., 11am–15pm
22.12.–23.12., 11am–15pm
29.12.–31.12., 11am–15pm


24. March 2018 to 31. October 2018 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


Guided tours:
Tues-Sun and on public holidays at 1pm (en), 11am and 2pm (ger). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

 

2nd April 2018
21st May 2018
31st December 2018

1st January 2018
13th February 2018
24th/25th December 2018