Collegiate Church

Salzburg, Austria

The Kollegienkirche was built between 1694 and 1707 for the local Benedictine university founded in 1622. The university was disbanded in 1810 but reopened in 1962 as part of the University of Salzburg.

Certainly the largest and best Salzburg church designed by Erlach (who also built the Holy Trinity Church and renovated the Franciscan Church), the Collegiate Church is also one of the most celebrated Baroque churches in all of Austria.

The church is built on a modified Greek cross plan with a unique convex facade. Inside, the high altar by Anton Pfaffinger (1740) incorporates classical columns representing the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Altar paintings are by Johann Michael Rottmayr.

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Founded: 1694-1707
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Florian Forster (3 months ago)
Amazing, pristine white stucco on the ceiling Fantastic place to rest in the summer
Julia Bøhmer (4 months ago)
One of the most beautiful church I have visited, lovely!
SACHIT VARMA (6 months ago)
Beautiful catholic church! Designed and given a baroque architecture...it is indeed beautiful both from the outside and the inside. A very noticeable thing is the abundant use of pure white colour...looks gorgeous! It was built in the early 1700s and additions were made until the 1750s.
Lile Uno (7 months ago)
Great place with diverse cultural venues and an attachment to the University of Salzburg
Sawitri Chomram (12 months ago)
Good to walking around, clean, interesting
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