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New Cathedral (Mariendom) description and photos - Austria: Linz. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Mariendom.
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The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which is also called the New Cathedral, is a temple in the Austrian city of Linz.
The construction of the cathedral began in 1856 by Bishop Franz -Josef Rudigier. The first stone was solemnly laid in 1862. In 1924, Bishop Johannes Maria Gfolner consecrated the completed cathedral building.
The New Cathedral is the largest church in Austria, but not the tallest. Initially, it was planned to make the spire of the cathedral higher, however, such a project was not approved, because in Austria-Hungary at that time no building could be higher than St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. In this regard, the spire of the Cathedral in Linz was made shorter by 2 meters than that of the Vienna Cathedral. Its height is 133 meters.
Stained-glass windows deserve special attention in the architecture of the cathedral. The most famous are the stained glass windows depicting the history of Linz, as well as those containing portraits of various sponsors of the church's construction. During World War II, several windows, especially in the southern part of the cathedral, were damaged. Instead of restoring the original windows, they were replaced with stained glass windows depicting contemporary art.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception has 9 bells. Two old bells that were raised on September 29, 1869 and are still in place. The other 7 bells are of a later period.During World War II, several windows, especially in the southern part of the cathedral, were damaged. Instead of restoring the original windows, they were replaced with stained glass windows depicting contemporary art.
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