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Things to do in Wilhering

Best attractions to visit in Wilhering

1. Landhaus - Wilhering

Landhaus

The Landhaus historical building in Linz was built from 1568 till 1658 and visiting it should be on your list of things to do in Austria. The history of the place dates back to 1563, when the place had an old Minorite. In 1800, a fire in the building destroyed the archive, library, and the art gallery and a large part of the villa in the process. The reconstruction work took two years under the supervision of Ferdinand Mayr. Today it has an entrance gate and three courtyards that connect the Klostergasse to the promenade. It is highly recommended that you explore the north portal of the country house that was built in 1570 and is one of the most important Renaissance pieces of the country. The renaissance building also seeks inspiration from Rocco and Baroque style that add to the aesthetic appeal of the structure. The south portal of the structure is sunken in a metal ring that has a diameter of 3.14 meters and bell rings were added in 1956. If you are fond of old architecture, you should definitely visit the place when in Wilhering.

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2. Alter Dom - Wilhering

Alter Dom

Alter Dom or the Old Cathedral in Linz should be on your list of things to in Austria. It is said that the church was built between 1669 and 1683 and served as a cathedral of the Diocese of Linz. The church was initially known as the Church of Ignatius in honor of the Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the person who founded the Jesuit Order. The first bishop of the church was Ernest Johann Nepomuk. In the year 1909, the function of the building was transferred to a new building. Beethoven wrote his famous three Equali for the four trombones for a performance in the church back in 1812. The architecture is done in Baroque style and has two towers on both the sides of the main door. The interior of the church is done in pink marble and has three side chapels. The church has a high altar that has many statues in marble and was made by Giovanni Battista Colombo and Giovanni Battista Barbarino. The stalls in the church are decorated with dwarfs and monsters made by local artists. The organ was built by Franz Xaver Krismann, and has not been modified since.

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3. Grottenbahn - Wilhering

Grottenbahn

Thinking about what to add to your list of things to do in Austria? How about experiencing the Grottenbahm? It is also known as the Grotto Railway and is a fairytale setting for fashion shows, celebrations, exhibitions, and other events. If you are travelling with children, you should definitely give the place a try as you and your family will be transported to another world. You will be able to experience an unforgettable journey sitting on the Dragon Train that will take you to the Land of Dwarves. The Cave Railway is an important tourist spot in Linz and was installed in 1906 in the Medieval Hilltop Tower. The tickets for adults are € 4.50 per person, for children € 2.30 per person, for groups of 10 people € 1.80, and for a family of four, € 11.50. The opening hours of the place are generally from 10 am to 5 pm but it always a good idea to check the timings and the prices before visiting the place. Lastly, it is important you know that the last ride is 30 minutes before closing time.

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4. Höhenrausch 2015 - Wilhering

Hohenrausch 2015

One of things to do in Austria is to be a part of the Höhenrausch which is a cultural and art event in Linz that takes place every year. The event is huge and a number of people take part in it. The venues of the place in the past have been the open culture house, roof of the Passage Shopping Center, the City-Park house, and the Ursulinenhof. The first event took place in 2009 under the Capital of Culture year, whereas in 2011 the event took place under the title of Höhenrausch 2 - bridges in heaven. In 2012, the event took place on a small scale and was known as the sense of noise, whereas the event in 2013 revolved around the theme of towers. The theme of Höhenrausch 2014 was around the theme of moving spaces. Höhenrausch 2015’s theme was the mystery of birds and it took place at the city parking garage, the roof of the Passage shopping center, and the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter. The event took place from May 29 to October 18 and a giant trampoline was built. The Höhenrausch 2016 is themed ‘Other Angels’.

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5. Wilhering Abbey - Wilhering

Wilhering Abbey

Known for the use of Rococo decorations, the Wilhering Abbey, a Cistercian Monastery located in Upper Austria’s city of Wilhering is a massive tourist attraction. The building was built before the 18th century, but had to be reconstructed again in that era to maintain its structure and transform the castle into a cathedral. If you love exploring old buildings, your list of things to do in Wilhering Abbey should include walking around the vast Abbey which features buildings, guest houses, chapels and art galleries. Once inside the church, you can enjoy some of the greatest works of art by Fritz Frohlich. Another standout work to watch out for includes the Glorification of the Mother of God by B Altomonte. As you move through the church, you can also view the engravings on the walls and the unique design of the choir stalls. If you are traveling with your family, one of the things to do in Wilhering Abbey is to come equipped with a picnic mat and have a picnic meal on the green grass. Don’t forget to bring a camera along to take in the beauty of the place. The lush green areas which are full of well-trimmed bushes, give you a sense of peace to savor.

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