Rating: 8,6/10 (689 votes)
Parish Church of St. Margaret (Pfarrkirche hl. Margarethe) description and photos - Austria: Kaprun. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Pfarrkirche hl. Margarethe.
Photo and description
A few steps from the Kaprun castle is the church of St. Margaret, the first mention of which took place in 1409. Although, most likely, the temple was built much earlier - in the late Middle Ages, that is, in the XII century.
The Church of St. Margaret stands on a rock and dominates the surrounding buildings. In 1722, the wooden church bell tower was demolished, and in its place a brick tower with an onion dome appeared. After 14 years, new altars were installed in the temple.
The temple acquired its present appearance during the reconstruction of 1899, initiated by Pastor Joseph Mangst. The temple was rebuilt in the Romanesque-Gothic style. The restorers expanded the sacristy and inserted new windows. In 1910, the interior of the church was decorated with wall frescoes, which, over the next century, were sometimes covered with paint, then restored again. Currently, some details of the paintings are available for inspection. In the northern part of the temple there is a pulpit made in the neo-Romanesque manner. Also worth paying attention to are two Baroque sculptures depicting the Mother of God and St. Joseph. The late Gothic statues of St. Barbara and St. Catherine are among the treasures of the temple. From the sacristy you can get to the grotto of the Virgin Mary of Lourdes. The statue, installed in the grotto, dates back to 1700.
The Church of St. Margaret is open not only for believers, but also for tourists. The local priest is very loyal to curious travelers and may even take a short tour of the temple.
Topic: Parish Church of St. Margaret (Pfarrkirche hl. Margarethe) description and photos - Austria: Kaprun.