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20. Town parish church

Gmunden, Oberösterreich, Österreich

1323 first certified mentioning, early gothic church with 3 aisles and baroque altar of the three kings by Thomas Schwanthaler

In the centre of the medieval old town you will find the catholic parish church on the church square. An early gothic church with 3 aisles. The very basic square church spire was extended in the early 18th century with a wide bonnet. Originally the church was donated to Holy Mary Ascension (15th August), after the baroque rebuilding it was donated to the Holy 3 Kings (6th January). Without a doubt, the High Altar is Thomas Schwanthalers second main work of art after the baroque double altar in St. Wolfgang. In the centre you can see the Holy 3 Kings worshipping Jesus, on the edges you will find impressive figures of Elisabeth and Zacharias sculptured by Michael Zürn this century. He also sculptured the Anna altar which can be found in the parish church. In addition you will find many outstanding works of art (the oldest a cross dating back to 1500) such as the poor souls altar from the 16th century, side altars, a virgin of mercy made by Schleiß ceramics and many tomb stones and reliefs beginning in the first quarter of the 15th century. A donation in 2017 enabled the five Florian church bells to be extended by 2 Grassmayr bells. A new spire cross was placed 2019 (the old one can be found by the offering candles). A church guide with many pictures and post cards can be purchased. Abundant church services and pastor offers can be found in the church information and on the homepage: www.dioezese-linz.at/gmunden.
Next to the parish church you will find the vicarage dating back to 1508.

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20. Town parish church
Kirchenplatz 6
4810 Gmunden

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