Shrines

Places of pilgrimage, historic monasteries and churches.

Beauty and the harshness of mountain landscape invites us to reflection. That is why there is a lot of shrines.

Shrines are described in the following data: name, address, brief description, link to the website of tourist attraction, photo.

Absam - Basilica St. Michael

Shrines - Absam Basilika St. Michael - Austrian Alps
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Absam, Austria

In 1797, in the small village of Absam near Innsbruck, an 18-year-old girl saw an image of the Virgin Mary appear in a window. Miraculous healings followed, and today the glass pane is enshrined in the parish church for veneration
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Gurk Dom

Shrines - Austrian Alps
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Gurk, Austria

The Cathedral of Gurk is an impressive cathedral with beautiful architecture and art. It also contains the tomb of the beloved St. Hemma, an 11th-century Austria noblewomen who devoted her later life to God and to the poor.
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Maria Plain Basilika

Shrines - Austrian Alps
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Bergheim bei Salzburg, Austria

The hilltop shrine of Our Lady of Maria Plain, home to a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, has been a top pilgrimage destination for over three centuries. Mozart wrote his Coronation Mass inside the Sanctuary here.
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Mariazell Basilika

Shrines - Austrian Alps
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Mariazell, Austria

Nestled high in the Alpine mountains of Austria, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariazell is the most popular Marian shrine in Central Europe. The shrine centers on a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary discovered by a monk in 1157.
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Melk Stift

Shrines - Austrian Alps
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Melk, Austria

Melk Abbey was originally a palace, and it shows. Home to a Benedictine community from the 11th century to the present day, the current Baroque ensemble was built in 1736.
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Seefeld Eucharistic Miracle

Shrines - Austrian Alps
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Seefeld, Austria

Seefeld Eucharistic Miracle

In the popular resort town of Seefeld, sacrilege of a communion wafer in the 14th century left an arrogant knight sunk, literally. The miraculous host and the desperate knight`s handprints on the stone altar can still be seen.
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St. Florian`s Abbey

Shrines - Austrian Alps
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St. Florian, Austria

The largest monastery in Upper Austria and an impressive example of Baroque architecture, the Abbey of St. Florian is built over the grave of the patron saint against fire and flood.
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St. Stephen`s Cathedral

Shrines - Stephansdom - Austrian Alps
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Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria


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