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Parish Church of St. Catherine (Pfarrkirche hl. Katharina) description and photos - Austria: Langenfeld. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Pfarrkirche hl. Katharina.
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The St. Catherine Parish Church can be found at Langenfeld Cemetery. Both the temple and the cemetery are historical monuments.
As follows from ancient documents, the church was consecrated in 1303. The elongated church was rebuilt in 1518 in the late Gothic style, probably by Jacob von Tarrenz. At the end of the 17th century, the temple was expanded and transformed in a baroque manner. At the same time, the late Gothic north tower with a high spire was preserved. The western facade of the church is decorated with a fresco depicting St. Ursula, St. Catherine and St. Barbara, painted by the artist Josef Anton Pellacher at the end of the 18th century.
Little has survived in the interior from the Gothic era, for example, the base of the pulpit. The rest of the decor is dated from the Baroque times. On the vaults of the nave and choir, you can see the most beautiful medallions made by Joseph Arnold in 1852. They depict scenes from the life of St. Catherine, the patroness of this church.
The altar, created by Anton Franz Almutter in 1800 in honor of St. Catherine, dominates in the interior of the church. The left altarpiece is dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and is dated 1767. It belongs to the brush of the artist Johan Worle. The picture on the right was painted by Joseph Arnold in 1855. It depicts St. John of Nepomuk. The altar is decorated with sculptures of St. Oswald, St. Florian and the Holy Trinity, made by the sculptor Franz Auer in the middle of the 19th century.
The altar in the nave was made in 1680 by the carpenter Cassian Gottsch. The pulpit with decorative carvings and figures of four evangelists dates from the end of the 17th century.
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