Canons Regular of the St Augustine's order have been working at St Florian's since 1071. Today, most of the 80 members of the order serve across 30 parishes, while in the monastery itself they teach at the Theological College and in the Choir School.
I'd travelled to St. Florian on a day trip from Salzburg. The train arrived in Linz eight minutes late, which meant that I just missed the hourly bus to St Florian (although to be fair I would have needed to know where the bus station was and which of its many platforms to stand at). A total of an hour's wait for the 10:35 bus, then, which itself arrived in the village of St Florian 15 minutes late due to heavy traffic; I then I had a ten minute walk up the hill to the monastery.
The bus stop for the monastery is not obvious, but a fellow passenger kindly pointed out where I should get off – the shelter is labelled Einsatzzentrale [literally 'Operations Centre', which I suppose is 'town centre' in bus-speak] in Linzer Straße, and the return journey to Linz starts in nearby Stiftstraße.
I'd been aiming for (and missed) the 11:00 tour, which I thought was the last of the morning, but in fact there was a 12:00 tour so all was well. I bought a joint ticket for the (German) tour and the 14:30 organ recital, and bought an orange juice in the cafe/restaurant (I think the waiter was a bit sniffy because I didn't order a meal). The journey back to Salzburg was easier, but it had still been a long day: four hours to get there, four hours in St Florian, two and a half hours back to Salzburg. The rush-hour train was crowded, with everyone playing the usual tricks to stop anyone sitting next to them (bag on seat, pretending to be asleep...) but I used my best British and London Underground training to elbow my way in.