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“Very impressive”

Augustiner Chorherrenstift St. Florian
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Zug, Switzerland
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

The church and the the outside are truly impressive. To bad that the opening hours for guided tours are very limited, and that the Baedecker guide book gives wrong hours.

Visited July 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Beautiful, peaceful place”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent the best part of a day wandering around the Abbey site, took a vey good guided tour through part of the Abbey, the Church and crypt. Check their tour timetable on the web before you go, as they are well worth doing. And if you like organ music, don't miss the recital in the church whenever it is given (2.30 pm in the summer months at least).
The Abbey also has accommodation, which we didn't know about this till we got there.

Visited July 2012
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Kent, Texas
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“A Beautiful Baroque Cathedral”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

The Augustiner Chorherrenstift at St. Florian is not as heavily visited as the more well-known Stift at Melk, but it is definitely worth a visit. There is an over-all lightness to the church. The main church is beautifully proportioned with exceptional plaster work on the ceilings, a stunning organ, and remarkable carved choir stalls. The choir stalls include a tremendous set of carved putti that are painted, some guilding, and very fine carving over all surfaces. We were able to tour only a small area of the monastery as it was early in the morning before the guided tours began, but we were impressed by both the size of structure, its comparative lack of commercialization, and the freedom we had to wander around the church and quietly contemplate its beauty.

Visited August 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Just stunning.”
Reviewed August 21, 2010

I had the chance to visit St. Florian in the European summer of 2008, and I can't say enough great things about this place. It is one big complex with a good mix of things to see, due to its rich cultural past. As you enter the grounds, you will notice perfectly manicured gardens. Being an abbey, there is of course a grand church. It has a beautifully painted ceiling, and you can also head upstairs to see the organ which composer Anton Bruckner played. The ceiling paintings continue throughout much of the complex, and they will take your breath away. There is a stupendous two-storey library with a collection of books dating back centuries - and the great thing is, they normally have one spread open on a table for people to photograph. In another room of the complex, you can view a small collection of mediaeval and Renaissance paintings and objects. And if you're game, you can head down into the crypt to view Bruckner's tomb and the tombs of some other historical figures.

A truly unforgettable experience, and one which I hope to repeat. If you are thinking of going - go, because you will NOT regret it!! To tempt you, I have added a photo of the magnificent church interior.

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