is a town in Upper Austria
Upper Austria is one of the nine states or Bundesländer of Austria. Its capital is Linz. Upper Austria borders on Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as on the other Austrian states of Lower Austria, Styria, and Salzburg...
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...
. It is 10 miles (16 km) from Linz
Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria . It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately south of the Czech border, on both sides of the river Danube. The population of the city is , and that of the Greater Linz conurbation is about...
, with a population of 5,500 and an elevation of 296 meters above sea level.
St. Florian's Priory and basilica
The town of Sankt Florian is the home of St. Florian's Priory
St. Florian's Priory is a monastery in the town of Sankt Florian, Upper Austria, Austria.-History:The monastery, named after Saint Florian, was founded in the Carolingian period. From 1071 it has housed a community of Augustinian Canons, and is thus is one of the oldest operational monasteries in...
, named after Saint Florian
Florian lived in the time of the Roman emperors Diocletian and Maximian, and was commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum. In addition to his military duties, he was also responsible for organizing firefighting brigades....
, and one of the oldest operational monasteries in the world following the Rule of St. Augustine
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. The composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, complex polyphony, and considerable length...
(1824–96), who was a choirboy and later organist here, is buried beneath the organ inside the monastic church, which was elevated to the rank of basilica minor in 1999.
St. Florianer Sängerknaben
St. Florian's is also known for its boys' choir (St. Florianer Sängerknaben
), founded almost 1,000 years ago in 1071. This choir has been a traditional part of the monastery's worship from its beginning and has contributed significantly to the identity of the town. It has particular responsibility in providing excellence in sacred music for the religious community, but also now undertakes successful international concert tours, television appearances and a busy recording schedule making CDs.
Sankt Florian has a fire fighting museum (Historisches Feuerwehrzeughaus
), a hunting museum (Jagdmuseum Schloss Hohenbrunn
) and a museum of farming and local history (Sumerauerhof