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Introducing St Florian

Unassuming St Florian, a market town 18km southeast of Linz, hides one of Austria’s finest Augustinian abbeys. Supposedly buried under the abbey, St Florian was a Roman officer who converted to Christianity and was subsequently tortured and drowned in the Enns River in the year 304 for his pains. In many Austrian churches, the patron saint of fire-fighters and Upper Austria is depicted as a Roman warrior dousing flames with a bucket of water.