Bruckner exhibitions throughout Upper Austria

In 2024, exhibitions at many locations in Upper Austria will be dedicated to Anton Bruckner. The artist and the man, Anton Bruckner. will be highlighted from the respective geographical point of view. You will find an overview of current exhibition formats as part of the Bruckner Year in our events section using the "Exhibition" category filter.

Bruckner exhibition at the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

How it all began.
Bruckner's visions

Exhibition at St. Florian Abbey

4 May to 27 October 2024

The masses and symphonies of the second half of Bruckner's life immediately come to mind when we think of him. The Augustinian Canons' Monastery of St. Florian played a decisive role in his long personal and artistic development leading up to these top performances. He spent a total of 13 formative years, first as a choirboy, then later as a teacher and provisional monastery organist, in an environment of enlightened Catholicism that was open to the sciences and life in society. In this place of the world, the young village teacher's son searched tenaciously for his  own identity as an artist, often full of conflict.

The abbey's archives contain a large number of documents that shed light on this crucial phase of Bruckner's life with all of its opportunities and risks. For the first time, they are being shown in a comprehensive manner within the framework of an exhibition. There are comments, audio stations and a documentary film. The older Bruckner literature has left us with a minefield of prejudices and misinterpretations. There was talk of the "mystical twilight" of the monastery. "Bruckner and St. Florian" have now been illustrated in a new way in the exhibition rooms.

The inner courtyard of St. Florian's Abbey guarantees visitors a special experience. It features several monumental and globally unique Anton Bruckner pavilions designed by the Linz-based design studio, MARCH GUT. These invite visitors to experience Bruckner's dreams and visions through multimedia presentations. The first offers the opportunity to listen to the world's largest archive of Bruckner's recordings. The archive boasts more than 4,000 recordings. In the next Bruckner pavilion, passages from Bruckner's life story are read aloud, and in the last pavilion you can watch artistic films, including some commissioned works that focus on Bruckner and his work. Each of these pavilions can accommodate up to 25 people. Visitors have the opportunity to intervene in the programme themselves in order to visualise specific content. The programme is aimed at both the general public and experts.


A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 in cooperation with the Augustiner Monastery of St. Florian and the OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

With the kind support of Oberösterreichische Versicherung

Information on


4 May to 27 October 2024
Tue - Sun: 9:00 to 18:00 | closed on Mondays

St. Florian Abbey

Stiftstraße 1
4490 St. Florian



Full payer: | €  8.00
(1 adult + young people up to the age of 19)

Concessions (only with ID)| € 6.00
Groups of 10 persons or more, senior citizens, persons in the military and civilian service,

Apprentices and students up to the age of 27,
Cultural mediators, LPA identification card, family card, Linz Kulturcard 365

Families | € 16.00
(2 adults + young people up to the age of 19)

Families with a family ticket | € 12.00
(all federal states)

Guided tours and cultural education programmes | € 3.00

Pupils with their class | Free

Cultural pass "Hunger for art & culture" | Free

Young people up to the age of 19 | Free

People with disabilities | Free

*The ticket also entitles the holder to free admission to the Anton Bruckner Birthplace in Ansfelden, redeemable until 27 October 2024.


Combined ticket*


Full payer:in | € 15.00

Child (in the AEC) | € 5.00
(up to the age of 19)

*Promotional period from 4.5. to 27.10.2024. The sale of combined family tickets (children free) is only possible in St. Florian.

Promotion for Admssion

Upon presentation of a ticket from Oö. Theater und Orchester GmbH (Landestheater Linz, Musiktheater Linz), visitors will be granted a reduced admission fee (€ 6.00) to the exhibition.

When you purchase a ticket for the exhibition, you will receive a 20% discount on tickets from the Oö. Theater und Orchester GmbH for selected performances during the Bruckner Year:

- 29.05.24 | #FÜNF - BRUCKNER 3 #SINFONIENZYKLUS, Großer Saal Brucknerhaus - INFO & TICKETS

- 16.06.24 | BRUCKNER 7, St. Florian Abbey - INFO & TICKETS

- 07.06., 09.06., 17.06. and 18.06.24 | Der Findling (the Foundling), Old Cathedral Ignatius Church - INFO & TICKETS

You will receive the discount directly when purchasing online from the website of Oö. Theater und Orchester GmbH using a promotional code, which will be given to you by the box office staff in St. Florian when you purchase the exhibition tickets.

Guided tours and cultural education programmes

In order to offer you the best possible individual experience, we provide a variety of cultural education services:

Personal cultural education
Our professional mediation team offers exciting guided tours from Tuesday to Sunday at 09:15 and 14:00 (duration 90 minutes). There is no need to book in advance.

Individual group tours are possible from Tuesday to Sunday between 09:00 and 18:00 and can be booked via the exhibition office.

Activity-oriented and age-appropriate educational programmes for school classes and groups of children and young people can be arranged at any time by prior arrangement. School classes also have the exclusive opportunity to extend their visit to the exhibition with a short guided tour (+ 20 minutes) giving them an insight into  the Abbey Library and the Marble Hall.

For information on the guided tours and for booking inquiries, please contact the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO team.
Tel. +43 664 60072 52900

Suuuperkultur Family Sunday

Every Sunday there will be a SuuuperKultur Family Sunday at St. Florian Abbey! Both young people and adults can develop their creative ideas and immerse themselves in the world of the composer and St. Florian Abbey.

Digital cultural mediation

Learn more about the exhibition, simply and digitally, with the free
cultural discovery app hublz, which guides you through the exhibition rooms with quizzes and puzzles and in-depth information.


Folder accompanying the exhibition

Visitors who would like to experience the exhibition at their own pace can download an accompanying folder (in German, English and plain language) with information on the individual stations in the pen.


Photo: Interior view of St. Florian

Guided tours of St. Florian Abbey

In addition to the exhibition learning stations, the monastery's treasures can be discovered on a daily guided tour. Please contact the monastery directly to enquire about the guided tours:


Wheelchairs can be borrowed for the exhibition "How it all began. Bruckner's Visions". Further information is available at the ticket desk in the entrance area.

Information brochures formulated in plain language are available at the exhibition especially for people who have learning, reading or comprehension difficulties.

We warmly invite you to contact us at with any special requests regarding cultural mediation to ensure that your visit is an enriching experience.


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