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Discover and experience the largest church in Austria

Linz, Oberösterreich, Österreich

St. Mary's Cathedral Linz

The neo-Gothic Mariendom is the largest church in Austria and an important landmark. It was consecrated on 29 April 1924 and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024.
Exciting guided tours allow visitors to experience the cathedral up close and explore normally inaccessible areas and rooms from the crypt to the tower.
The following experiences are offered:

Windows into the country (1 h) - max. 20 people.
The stained glass windows in the cathedral are like a big picture book, they tell stories about people, about the building of the cathedral, about the history of the city and the country. The highlight is the tour of the interior gallery at a height of 14 m, where we can get up close to the colourful stained glass windows.

Experience St. Mary's Cathedral (1h) - max. 25 people.
In an exciting exploration tour we learn a lot about the secrets of the cathedral and its history. In the crypt we visit the tombs of the bishops and the famous and largest nativity scene in Austria by Sebastian Osterrieder from 1908.

High up in the cathedral (1 h) - max. 20 people.
The path leads up spiral staircases to the interior gallery, which offers a unique view into the huge church interior. Even further up the path leads to the belfry and out through the attic - along the roof - to the outside gallery.

In the light of torches (1 h) - max. 20 people.
Exploring St. Mary's Cathedral in the evening hours with torches is an exciting experience for children and adults. The mysticism of the building can be felt in a very special way in the light of the torches.

Tower climb (45 min) - max. 20 people.
395 steps up to the tower gallery at a height of 68 m with an incomparable view of the city of Linz. Visit the Rudigier Hall with its tower rosette and the only completely preserved belfry.

Combined tours (1 h to 3 h)

One-hour tours can be deepened with freely selectable topics (30 min).
For groups of at least 8 people
Example: Experience St. Mary's Cathedral & Stonemasonry (1.5 h)
Special topics can be chosen (30 min):
Fascination of stained glass windows - the art and technique of glass painting
Experience stonemasonry - Insights into the cathedral construction lodge (UNESCO World Heritage Site)      
Foundation stone - graves - cot: the crypt in St. Mary's Cathedral 
The sound from another time - from casting iron to bell
From the Holy Square - new and historic altar design
Portal cranes and old building plans - on the building history of the cathedral

The guided tours offered can be booked individually for groups at any time. Guided tours in German and English are possible (please announce language with registration).
  • group offer (suitable for groups)
  • package without accommodation
  • duration: 1,00 hour

Guided tour of your choice

from price
  • € 4,50 per person
  • € 67,50 per family/group
  • bookable from 8 Persons
Travel period (01.03.2022 - 31.12.2024)
From to
01.03.2022, to 31.12.2024

non-binding inquiry

Short tour (30 min)
Adults 4.50 €, groups 67.50 €

1-hour guided tour
Adults 7 €, groups 105 €

1,5-hour guided tour
Adults 8.50 €, groups 127.50 €

2-hour guided tour
Adults 11 €, groups 165 €


Discover and experience the largest church in Austria
Domcenter & DomShop Linz
Domplatz 3
4020 Linz

Phone +43 732 946100
E-Mail domcenter@dioezese-linz.at
Web www.dioezese-linz.at/domcenter

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