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Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche), Salzburg

Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) - Salzburg, Austria
Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche)
Franziskanergasse 5, Salzburg, Austria 5020Map
+43 662 843629
Neighborhood: Altstadt (old town)

The Franziskaner Church on the corner of Franziskanergasse and Sigmund Hafner Gasse is one of Salzburg's oldest churches. The light-flooded gothic hall dates back to 1408. Two of the many architects can be identified on the pictures to the right of the main altar, Hans Stethaimer and Stefan Krumenauer. But other people had their fingers in the pie as well; the high altar as it now stands was created by Fischer von Erlach. In 1670, the top of the church-tower had to be removed as it stood higher than that of the cathedral, which disgruntled the reigning archbishop. In 1866 it was restored to its former glory. This Franciscan church is, due to the unique architectural mixture, one of the most interesting churches to visit.

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Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Herbert von Karajan-Platz: Bus 1, 4, 15
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