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Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church), Salzburg

Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church) - Salzburg, Austria
Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church)
Residenzplatz, Salzburg, Austria 5020Map
Neighborhood: Altstadt (old town)

If you set your gaze upon the "Michaelskirche", situated between the "Residence-Square" and the "Waagplatz", today you see a Baroque church that dates back to the years 1767-1776. But what very few people know is that this small church is actually the oldest parish church in the city. It was mentioned in official documents for the first time back in 813. The so called "cathedral cemetery" , formerly just called the "town cemetery", was right next to this rather dainty building. In 1223 the bigger "Franziskaner-Church" was selected as the new parish church. Since then the small "Michaels Church" has lost its importance. As a result the tiny church is underestimated by many visitors, concerning its historical relevance at least. This is a real insider's tip!

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Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Mozartsteg: Bus 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26
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