Frauenkirchen Basilica

Frauenkirchen, Austria

The spiritual and religious focal point on the east shore of lake Neusiedl is the Baroque basilica and pilgrimage church of “Maria auf der Heide”. The Frauenkirchen basilica was built in 1695 and is regarded as Burgenland’s most beautiful Baroque church and most important pilgrimage church because of its style, interior design and decoration.



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Founded: 1695
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Horst Hofmann (13 months ago)
Etwas abseits der großen Sehenswürdigkeiten aber einen Abstecher wert. Sehr gepflegt und traditionell.
Sandra Haase (2 years ago)
Tolle Basilika und wunderbar erhalten. Sehr eindrucksvolle Architektur. Zur Weihnachtszeit mit vielen Weihnachtsbäumen geschmückt ( Strohsterne), die sich wunderbar eingefügt haben. Netter Adventsmarkt mit schönen Krippen.
harald Stockinger (2 years ago)
Schoenen guten morgen bin grade erst erwacht
Karl Barthl (2 years ago)
Die traumhaft schöne Basilika Frauenkirchen war der perfekte Ort für die heutige Investitur des päpstlichen Ritterorden vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem. Die Hayd-Messe zeigte uns schon den Himmel auf Erden.
Rudolf Pauli (2 years ago)
Die Basilika ist ein Muß für unsere Urlaube am Neusiedlersee. In die Basilika Maria Geburt eintreten, still und ruhig zu werden tut dem Menschen im Herzen und in der Seele gut. Die Kirche ist dank des Ordens immer in einem top Zustand und dafür danken wir den Schwestern und Brüdern von Frauenkirchen.
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