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Pilgrimage church "St. Valentin" in Haselbach

Braunau am Inn, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The church St. Valentin was the most popular pilgrimage church of the former Augustinian convent of canons of Ranshofen. The structure originated essentially in the 15th century. The vestry of baroque style arose in the 17th century. The strict gothic external structural shape is contrary to the friendly baroque of the inside. The stucco-works on the vaulting and the frescos presenting the legend of the holy St. Valentin are creations of the painter Martin Heigl who lived in Munich. The broad four cross beam main aisle is separated from the choir by an arched frontage with the inscription, “Deo Ter Optimo Maximo” (for the best and greatest God).
The baroque high altar is a creation of Hans Waldenburger. The altarpiece “Valentin blessing sick persons” was painted by Philip Ruckerpaur of Sarleinsbach. On the top of the picture you can see the emblem of the Augustinian canons. The eight legendary portraits in the choir painted in the second half of the17th century are particularly of historical interest. Each portrait shows something out of holy Valentin’s life. Further pictures of the unknown painter show the town and the landscape of those days.
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Pilgrimage church "St. Valentin" in Haselbach
Haselbach 9
5280 Braunau am Inn

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