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Sankt Florian

Sankt Florian
Coat of arms of Sankt Florian
Coat of arms
Sankt Florian is located in Austria
Sankt Florian
Location within Austria
Coordinates:
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Linz-Land
Government
 • Mayor Robert Franz Zeitlinger (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 6,029
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4490
Area codes 07224, 07223
Vehicle registration LL
Website www.st-florian.at

Sankt Florian is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is 10 miles (16 km) from Linz.

Contents

  • St. Florian's Priory and basilica 1
  • St. Florianer Sängerknaben 2
    • Selected discography 2.1
  • Museums 3
  • Population 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6
  • External images 7

St. Florian's Priory and basilica

The town of Sankt Florian is the home of basilica minor in 1999.

St. Florianer Sängerknaben

St. Florian's is also known for its boys' choir (St. Florianer Sängerknaben), founded almost 1,000 years ago in 1071. This choir has been a traditional part of the monastery's worship from its beginning and has contributed significantly to the identity of the town. It has particular responsibility for providing excellence in sacred music for the religious community, but also now undertakes successful international concert tours and television appearances, and has a busy recording schedule.

Selected discography

Museums

Sankt Florian has a fire fighting museum (Historisches Feuerwehrzeughaus),[2] a hunting museum (Jagdmuseum Schloss Hohenbrunn) and a museum of farming and local history (Sumerauerhof).

Population

References

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ situated in a part of the monastic buildings

External links

  • The monastery website
  • The boys' choir website

External images

  • St. Florian's Priory, exterior
  • Basilica of Saints Florian and Augustine: the frescoed ceiling of the nave
  • Basilica of Saints Florian and Augustine: The Bruckner Organ
  • St. Florian's Priory: the Kaiser's room
  • Schloss Hohenbrunn
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