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Commitment in every way

Stadtoase Kolping:
More than just a hotel.

We are a community for people at all stages of life. In our facilities, we specialise in housing with quality and atmosphere. Kolping Linz offers housing for people of all ages, regardless of nationality, religion or ethnic origin.

Kolping Family Linz

The commitment and expertise of our employees and volunteers make our economic success possible. This success forms the foundation for the responsible fulfilment of our social and societal tasks. In line with the demands of the times, we are constantly developing our actions in the spirit of Adolph Kolping.

The Kolping Family Linz is a non-profit, Christian-social organisation and was founded in 1852 by President Max Pamesberger.

Kolping Linz

Kolping as an employer 

Wherever we are employers, Christian social teaching (humane treatment) should be tangible. The co-operation of all those involved is a central concern for us. We define work not only in terms of gainful employment, but also every other activity performed in the service of the community is work and an indispensable contribution to value creation in our society. We see every employee as part of the overall success.


Kolping as a business partner

We act in partnership on the basis of our fundamental Christian values. We offer quality and also expect quality from our external partners. We see regional, national and international networking as a great opportunity for the further development of the individual and the company.

Insights into the Stadtoase Kolping

Kolpingsfamilie Linz

Our history


The founder Adolph Kolping was born on 8 December 1813 (+1865). Trained as a shoemaker, he studied theology and, as a priest, learnt about the impoverishment of journeymen during the Industrial Revolution.


In 1849, Kolping founded the first Catholic journeymen's association in Cologne. His main concern was to provide accommodation and further training for young people in Kolping houses during their vocational training.


Starting in Cologne, the Kolping idea spreads throughout Germany within four years.


The Linz Journeymen's Association is founded in 1852. One year later, on 2 February 1853, Präses Pamesberger acquires the house in Gesellenhausstraße. The house is adapted as a journeymen's house. It is the first Kolping House in the world to be owned by a Kolping Society.

until 1940

Until 1940, the target groups of the association's activities - apprentices and journeymen - remained almost the same. After the Second World War, many things changed for Kolping.


Kolping is present on all 5 continents in 64 countries. Kolping Linz has responded to the new, current challenges by founding business enterprises, thereby securing its charitable tasks in the long term. They form the financial foundation for the non-profit organisation.