Ursulinenkirche (Ursuline Church), Linz (must see)
The interior contains ironwork and altarpieces by Bartolomeo Altomomte. The high altar
painting is by Martino Altomonte, probably in 1739. The altar itself is designed by Johann Matthias Kinner and it was erected in 1741. The painting shows Michael with angels Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel.
The 1740 baroque pulpit has reliefs depicting Raphael with Tobias, Jacob's Ladder and the sacrifice of Samson's parents. The pulpit cover shows the four continents as they were known at that time and angels on a globe holding a cross and monstrance.
The organ was built in 1876 by organ master Franz Sales Ehrlich. It was restored in 2006. The organ has 18 registers. Playing and stop actions are mechanical. The church was once the monastery church of the Ursulines. Since its restoration of 1985, it is an art and concert venue and the parish church of the Forum of Saint Severin.
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Walking Tours in Linz, Austria
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
In 799 Count Gerald, Prefect of Ostland and Charlemagne's brother-in-law, obtained tenure of Saint Martin's Church with its fortified "castrum." The location is described for the first time as "Linz." In... view more
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles