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 31. March 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays

admission only as part of a guided tour.

Advent season 2019: Admission without a guided tour on December 7, 14 and 21 from 11am - 3pm.


01. April 2020 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)


01. November 2020 to 31. March 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays

admission only as part of a guided tour


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

 

6th January 2020 (

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13th April 2020
1st June 2020
26th October 2020

24th/25th December
1st January 2020
25th February 2020
24th/25th December 2020