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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Purav Parekh (10 months ago)
good place
Florian Forster (3 years ago)
Amazing, pristine white stucco on the ceiling Fantastic place to rest in the summer
Florian Forster (3 years ago)
Amazing, pristine white stucco on the ceiling Fantastic place to rest in the summer
Julia Bøhmer (3 years ago)
One of the most beautiful church I have visited, lovely!
Julia Amelia Bøhmer (3 years ago)
One of the most beautiful church I have visited, lovely!?
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