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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Kee Ming (20 months ago)
In Salzburg next to market
Ivan Radnev (2 years ago)
This is one of the three great churches of the city. All three churches are close together. The church is very beautiful. Take time out of all three.
No Name (2 years ago)
An Unbelievably beautiful place
Ari Baban (2 years ago)
Great design. Love the aesthetic. Go to this church while you’re walking around Salzburg.
Jesse Miller (2 years ago)
Excellently architectured church. Still an active place of worship and the inside has been kept pristine. Not much to do besides enjoy the scenery.
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