While nights were spent at Linz’s new Musiktheater Volksgarten, we filled the days tracing Anton Bruckner's footsteps across the Danube. Mornings started at Brandl on Landstrasse for delicious brioche, afternoons were at the city's open, sunny fields, punctuated by retail/supermarket therapy at Billa and Bipa. And lots of Celibidache Bruckner on the iPod.
We visited St. Florian's Baroque Augustine Monastery, inhabited since 1071, now home to the St. Florian Boys Choir, a firefighter museum, Albrecht Altdorfer saturated oils, an antique library, the church where Bruckner played the organ and his Viennese deathbed tucked at the end of the Emperor’s thirteen guest chambers.
We hiked to the top of Pöstlingberg, saw the Stadtpfarrkirche where Bruckner was organist, found Danner instrument store and browsed Pirngruber's classical music discs.
(Thank you, Billa)
~Trip to St. Florian~
(OC hiked in Church’s handmade linen slippers – next time she’ll definitely bring kicks)