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Attersee am Attersee description and photos - Austria: Lake Attersee. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Attersee am Attersee.
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Attersee am Attersee is a small village located in the federal state of Upper Austria, in the Voecklabruck district. It is located at an altitude of 496 meters above sea level between the lake shore of the alpine lake Attersee and the Buchberg mountain (888 meters). About 20% of the territory of Attersee am Attersee is forest.
Above Attersee am Attersee rises the Kirchberg hill, which was formerly called Schlossberg. On this hill, the originally Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary was built, which has been a parish since 1276. After 1652, when the miraculous image of "Mary in the sun" was transferred here, the church was rebuilt in the Baroque style and was recognized as a pilgrimage temple. In 1712-1728, Count Anton Kevelhuller commissioned the restoration of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to Jacob Pavanger. As a result, the church tower received baroque onion domes. And the image of "Mary in the sunbeams" was transferred to the main altar.
There are two more churches in Attersee am Attersee. One of them, built in the neo-Gothic style, is evangelical, although until 1813 it belonged to the Roman Catholic Church. Between 1810 and 1816, the western part of Lake Attersee belonged to the Bavarian kingdom. And the king of Bavaria in 1813 founded a Protestant parish here, allocating one of the local churches to the believers.
Just below the church square and in the school garden, you can see the remains of the once powerful local castle, which was built at the beginning of the 11th century. During the Middle Ages, it was expanded and strengthened, but soon fell into disrepair and was abandoned in 1440 after the construction of a new castle Koglberg in another place.
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