Have you heard of the Linzer Torte? We’ll show you the city from where it originated.
Even the Romans guarded the Danube border here, and therefore the best view above the city is from the Römerberg. During our tour, we show you the Baroque “Alten Dom” and the New Gothic “Mariendom” with its magnificent glass windows. The tour continues on to the bustling city street, Landstrasse, and expansive main square, the Hauptplatz, where a melody by Anton Bruckner resounds from the Glockenspiel. Below on the Danube, a wide view opens up of the “Wallfahrtskirche” (Pilgrimage Church) atop the Pöstlingberg Mountain. Here, you’ll find modern art at the Lentos Museum, and just a few steps further, the Bruckner House offers a wealth of music. Towards the end, we drive along the Danube to the Wilhering Monastery, styled in a cheerful rococo color.
On the traces of Anton Bruckner
Passing through Linz, we arrive at the monastery, Augustiner-Chorherrstift St. Florian. This majestic building radiates imperial brilliance. A tour through the cloister proceeds over the elegant staircase in the festive Marble Hall, and brings us to the place of learning, the library. The Baroque church is a dignified place of worship. The cloister’s most prominent student, Anton Bruckner, known as “God’s Organist,” studied here, playing “his” favorite organ, and was later be laid to rest in the crypt. In front of the gates, there is also the Hunting Museum, Hohenbrunn.
Tours of the monastery can be arranged in different languages upon request
Organ concerts, ca. ½ hour, available upon request