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“a place that sends you back in time”
Review of Mariendom Linz

Mariendom Linz
Ranked #1 of 78 things to do in Linz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2018

For Christians this is an absolute must-see in Linz. The Mariendom is one of the most beautiful late-Gothic-styled Cathedral in Europe.

If you pray, I would recommend having a pray there. If you are an atheist, please let yourself inspire by the magic that human hands built there.

Date of experience: November 2017
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"the stained glass windows"
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"beautiful cathedral"
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"biggest church"
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"well worth the visit"
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"bell tower"
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"gothic style"
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"main altar"
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"nice building"
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"river cruise"
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"spire"
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"austria"
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"interior"
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This beautiful cathedral offers a room in its spire for rent on a weekly basis. A project by Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture and the Diocese of Linz is called the Hermit in the Tower. 395 steps up gets you to your small room with a single bed and desk with chair. Rent includes food but residents are asked to reflect on life, write in a daily journal, and spend 20 minutes a day in silent communion with visitors of the cathedral at the 12:15 midday prayer services. Rent is reasonable and views spectacular!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

The highlight of this church is definitely the stained glass windows -- some are very traditional and some are very modern. An interesting fact we learned is that you can spend the weekend in the bell tower for meditation and contemplation!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful experience, amazing architecture of the building. And the warmth of the place too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank denissedaniela91
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This cathedral in a neogothical style is the largest church building in Austria. The interior is really impressive. Interesting detail, that the vaults are covered in brick, and the cathedral has only one very tall tower. While most of the painted glass windows are classical, the windows in the apse are modern and the patterns are unique. Visit in the late afternoon, the lights are amazing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maria D
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