The largest baroque church in the city and formerly the cathedral of Linz, the Alter Dom was constructed by the Jesuits at the end of the 17th century. You mustn't judge this church by its relatively simple exterior. The inside warms up considerably with pink marble columns, an intricately carved pulpit, and lots of statues. The high altar is bedecked with marble images. Native son Anton Bruckner was the church organist for 12 years, and the annual Bruckner Festival is centered here. Two other composers are honored at the same time -- Mozart, who composed his Linz Symphony (no. 36) at the building now designated as the city tourist office (Hauptplatz 1), and Beethoven, who composed part of his Eighth Symphony in Linz.