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New Cathedral - Mariendom

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Special features
All weather
Suitable for groups
Barrier-free
Mariendom is the largest church in Austria.


The construction of the neo-Gothic cathedral was already initiated in 1855 by F.J. Rudiger, then Bishop of Linz, and the foundation stone was laid in 1862. The building was designed by the Cologne cathedral builder Vinzenz Statz. The cathedral was consecrated in 1924. The height of the tower was limited to 134 m (as it was not permitted to surpass St. Stephen´s Cathedral in Vienna ). The cathedral can accommodate 20.000 worshippers and is also notable for its stained glass windows, including the famous "Linz Window" with scenes from the history of Linz (left front). At Christmas the crypt church contains one of the largest nativity scenes, measuring 12 m in length.

The the Reich Youth Association of German Catholics of Upper Austria mounted plaques on the entrance to the East Tower Chapel in 1934 in commemoration of Federal Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuß. Having outmanoeuvred Parliament in 1933, Dollfuß was responsible to a great extent for the Civil War; he was shot and killed in an attempted Nazi coup in July 1934. Inside the cathedral there is a monument to Franz Jägerstätter, who was beatified in 2007.


Contact

New Cathedral - Mariendom
Herrenstraße 26
4020Linz

Phone: +43 732 946100
E-Mail: mariendom@dioezese-linz.at
Web: www.mariendom.at

Contact person
Neuer Dom - Mariendom

We speak the following languages

German

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Visiting hours
Monday to Sunday 7:30 am - 7 pm
Monday to Saturday 7:30 am - 7 pm

During the holy mass and special events there is no possibility to visit the church.

Cathedral tours (only with advance booking): 1-hour cathedral tour, opportunity to climb the tower, Torchlight Tour, High Walkway Tour, Stained-Glass Windows Tour

Discounts

Discounts (Age-related / Groups):

  • Student groups with school class
    Guided tour group price from 15 to max. 25 people

    One-hour tour, children/school pupils 4 €, school groups 60 €
    Offer "Kinderdom" www.kinderdom.at
  • Groups
    Guided tour group price from 15 to max. 25 people

    Short tour (30 min), adults 4 €, groups 60 €
    One-hour tour, adults 6,50 €, groups 97,50 €
    1.5-hour tour, adults 8 €, groups 120 €

Discounts (Memberships)

Arrival

Accessibility / arrival

Linz Linien bus/tram: 1, 2, 3 – Mozartkreuzung;
45, 46 – Mariendom

Travelling by public transport

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Suitability

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Other equipment

  • Toilet facility

Accessibility

Somewhat suitable for wheelchairs: Assistance is sometimes necessary. The measurements do not (fully) conform to the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

Following areas of operation are accessible

  • Entrance to the building
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New Cathedral - Mariendom
Linz

Mariendom is the largest church in Austria. The construction of the neo-Gothic cathedral was already initiated in 1855 by F.J. Rudiger, then Bishop of Linz, and the foundation stone was laid in 1862. The building was designed by the Cologne cathedral builder Vinzenz...