Parish Church of Viechtwang

Scharnstein, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The name Viechtwang means spruce on the cheek, whereby cheek is to be understood as a slightly hilly, lovely area.

The church in Viechtwang was consecrated on December 27, 1157. The inauguration certificates still in existence today tell of the great festivity with Bishop Konrad von Passau. The church was consecrated to St. John the Evangelist, the parish patron still today, and St. Aegidius, whose name is celebrated on September 1st.

freely accessible every day

Holy masses take place on Monday and Wednesday at 8 a.m., on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. In addition, mass is celebrated on Saturday at 8 a.m., on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.


503 m

Accessibility / arrival

We recommend that you travel by public transport!

By train: Arrival with the Almtalbahn 153 from Wels or Grünau im Almtal to Viechtwang.
by bus: OÖVV bus line 533 Gmunden - Scharnstein - Grünau im Almtal - Almsee

with the Traunstein taxi:
Route 52 from Laakirchen, Kirchham or St. Konrad to Scharnstein town center or
Route 70 from Vorchdorf, Pettenbach or Steinbach am Ziehberg to Scharnstein town center
Call the taxi office 1 hour in advance on 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.

by bike:
on the R 11 from Grünau im Almtal or Wels or on the R 2 Salzkammergut cycle path from Gmunden

by car:
Motorway A1: Leave the Westautobahn A1 in Regau and follow the B145 to Scharnstein
A9 motorway: Leave the A9 in Inzersdorf-Kirchdorf and follow the Austrian Romanikstraße to Scharnstein.

Please only use the parking spaces provided and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!

  • Parking space: 50
  • Bus parking space: 2
Travelling by public transport
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  • Toilet facility
  • Playground (outdoors)
  • Food and drink available
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

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Parish Church of Viechtwang
4644 Scharnstein

Phone +43 7615 2243

Contact person

Pfarrkirche Viechtwang
4644 Scharnstein

Phone +43 7615 2243

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