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St. Florian, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The Florian Spring is so named in connection with St Florian and was venerated as a healing spring in the Middle Ages, with many pilgrims coming to strengthen themselves at this spring. The painter Albrecht Altdorfer also depicted this veneration on the Floriani Altarpiece.

The origin.
Legend has it that Florianus, a former head of the Lauriacum district, was
at the time of Emperor Diocletian because of his commitment to Christianity on
4 May 304 with a millstone around his neck from the Ennsbrucke.
The executor was blinded, the waves of water washed the corpse onto a rock and an eagle protected him with outstretched wings in the shape of a cross.
have the shape of a cross. The martyr appears to a pious woman, Valeria, who carries his body on an ox cart to the place that appeared to her in a vision, where she takes him home.
vision, where she secretly buries him. The thirsty draught animals had previously rested and a spring had broken out at the resting place, which still flows today. Later, a church was built over this spring, which still bears witness to us today.

In modern times, many people come again to fetch the water.
But the faithful also come from far and wide to fetch the water for baptisms, especially when baptisms are held in the name of Florian.

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  • All weather
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  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
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  • Spring
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Marktplatz 2
4490 St. Florian

Phone +43 7224 5690
Fax machine +43 7224 5788
E-Mail st.florian@oberoesterreich.at

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