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City Parish Church of Linz (Stadtpfarrkirche) description and photos - Austria: Linz. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Stadtpfarrkirche.
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The Parish Church of Linz is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Upper Austria. It was built in the 13th century in the style of a three-aisled Romanesque basilica. However, in the 17th century it was rebuilt in the Baroque style. The opening took place in 1656.
The interior of the church is very rich, many details in the Baroque style. The main altar was created in 1771 by Matthias Ludwig and Johannes Kaspar Modler Krinner. The side altars of the church are decorated by Bartolomeo Altomonteo and Joachim Sandrart. One of the latest works is the ceiling fresco "The Triumph of Religion". The Floriani altar, painted in 1860, shows the historical view of Linz from 1694. In the painting, the parish church is easily recognizable by its former baroque dome. In the church there is an urn in which the ashes of Emperor Frederick III are buried, who died in 1493 at his residence in Linz.
The 82-meter-high bell tower, preserved from the Baroque era, is still the third tallest tower in Upper Austria.
Nearby with the church there is a memorial stone in memory of the composer Anton Bruckner, who worked in the church as an organist from 1855 to 1868. Opposite the parish church in Linz there is a former Jesuit college (since 1659), which now houses the city post office.
The Linz City Parish Church is not only an interesting tourist attraction, but also a valuable architectural monument.
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