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Kollegienkirche church description and photos - Austria: Salzburg (city). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kollegienkirche.
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The Collegienkirche church serves as the main chapel at the University of Salzburg. It is located in the very center of the Old Town, in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral. The construction of the building lasted from 1694 to 1707.
The Kollegienkirche Church is consecrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a masterpiece of the Habsburg Baroque. Its architect was the famous Johann Fischer von Erlach, who also designed the Schonbrunn Imperial Palace and the Karlskirche Church in Vienna. The main facade of the church stands out as a monumental dome flanked by small towers connected by a balustrade marked with statues of various saints. Luxurious stucco molding decorating the windows of the main facade of the building, was added in the middle of the 18th century and is a distinctive feature of another architectural style - the Rococo era.
It should be noted that the inside of the church is decorated quite strictly, neither the walls nor the dome are painted and decorated with only small stucco moldings. The church consists of four separate chapels, one of which was finally completed only in the 21st century. The main altar was completed in the middle of the 18th century and is shaped like an elegant sculptural group. The main organ, although it was modernized in 1982, has been preserved since 1866-1868.
For many years this church was part of the army garrison - only the military prayed here. In 1922, a play by the famous Austrian writer Hugo von Hoffmannsthal was staged here,
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