Salzkammergut Sights

Wallfahrtskirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church)

  • Maria Bühel Strasse Map It
  • St. Wolfgang
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

You shouldn't miss seeing Michael Pacher's great altarpiece in the 15th-century Wallfahrtskirche, one of the finest examples of late-Gothic woodcarving 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. Visit the Wolfgangsee Tourist Office website for a list of frequent concerts in the sanctuary and Pfarramt (rectory).

Sight Information

Address:

Maria Bühel Strasse, St. Wolfgang, Upper Austria, A-5360, Austria

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Sight Details:

  • May–Sept., daily 9–5; Oct.–Apr., daily 10–4; altar closed to view during Lent

Published 04/07/2016

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