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

In 1797, in the small town of Absam near Innsbruck, an 18-year-old girl saw an image of the Virgin Mary appearing in a window. Miraculous healings have been reported. The glass is now in the parish church.

Gurk Dom

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Gurk Dom
Austrian Alps
Gurk,
Austria

The Gurk Cathedral is an impressive cathedral with beautiful architecture. There is the tomb of St. Emma, ​​an 11th-century Austrian noblewoman who dedicated her life to God and the poor.

Maria Plain Basilika

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Maria Plain Basilika
Austrian Alps
Bergheim bei Salzburg,
Austria

The hilltop Sanctuary of Our Lady of Maria Plain has been a pilgrimage site for over three centuries. There is a miraculous painting of the Virgin Mary. Mozart wrote his Coronation Mass here.

Mariazell Basilika

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Mariazell Basilika
Austrian Alps
Mariazell,
Austria

Located high in the Austrian Alps, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mariazell is the most popular Marian shrine in Central Europe. There is a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary discovered by a monk in 1157.

Melk Stift

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Melk Stift
Austrian Alps
Melk,
Austria

Melk Abbey was originally a palace. The Benedictine community is here from the 11th century to the present day. The present baroque complex was founded in 1736.

Seefeld Eucharistic Miracle

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Seefeld Eucharistic Miracle
Austrian Alps
Seefeld,
Austria

In the 14th century there was a Eucharistic miracle here. A miraculous host is kept here. Under an arrogant knight committing the sacrilege of communion, the floor of the church collapsed. The traces of the hands of a desperate knight are still visible on the stone altar.

St. Florian`s Abbey

Shrines

St. Florian`s Abbey
Austrian Alps
Stiftstraße 1,
4490 St. Florian,
Austria

The largest monastery in Upper Austria. An impressive example of baroque architecture. St. Florian is built on the patron`s tomb.

St. Stephen`s Cathedral

Shrines

St. Stephen`s Cathedral
Stephansdom
Austrian Alps
Stephansplatz 3,
1010 Wien,
Austria