Baroque Tour

An exciting journey into the past heydays of the baroque era starts in Strasswalchen, where young swiss-born sculptor, Meinrad Guggenbichler, worked on the high altar of the parish church. Over decades Guggenbichler moulded the art of baroque wooden sculptures in the region.

The route continues on to Irrsdorf, where there is a Pilgrimage church with two baroque carved altars and the second largest high altar in all of the Flachgau region.

Via Steindorf and Köstendorf, with its deacons’ church, - which was magnificently renovated in baroque style during the first half of the 18th Century,-  the route continues to Schleedorf, past the 3 small Egel lakes, and on to the Collegiate Church in Mattsee.

The collegiate church with the tallest tower in the region was also baroquised at the beginning of the 18th century.

Continuing via Fraham, Perwang, Berndorf, Feichten, Lauterbach, Vorau and Lamprechtshausen the trail arrives at Michaelbeuern with its Benedictine monastery, well-known for the magnificent Guggenbichler high altar and painting by J.M. Rottmayr.

In Palting there is an altar in the Plague Chapel, also a later Guggenbichler masterwork. Further on, the parish church in Lochen is well worth a visit, where further evidence of Guggenbichler’s influence can be seen.
From there the return journey is via Lengau back to the start in Strasswalchen.

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