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Wallfahrtskirche (Pilgrimage Church)

Wallfahrtskirche (Pilgrimage Church) Review

You shouldn't miss seeing Michael Pacher's great altarpiece in the 15th-century Wallfahrtskirche, one of the finest examples of late-Gothic wood carving to be found anywhere. This 36-foot masterpiece took 10 years (1471–81) to complete. The paintings and carvings on this winged altar were used as an Armenbibel (a Bible for the poor)—illustrations for those who couldn't read or write. You're in luck if you're at the church on a sunny day, when sunlight off the nearby lake dances on the ceiling in brilliant reflections through the stained-glass windows.

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  • Hours: May–Sept., daily 9–5; Oct.–Apr., daily 10–4; altar closed to view during Lent
  • Location: St. Wolfgang
Updated: 02-12-2012

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