Collegiate Church (Kollegienkirche)



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Address:

Wiener Philharmoniker Gasse 2
Universitätsplatz
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Neighborhood:

Altstadt (old town)

Contact:

tel: 0662 84 132 72
fax: 0662 84 132 76

Hours:

Daily 9am-6pm

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Even in a city filled with Baroque architectural masterpieces, the Kollegienkirche stands out. Its convex fa├žade with towers presides over Universit├Ątsplatz market under a majestic dome, one of the landmarks of the Salzburg skyline. Designed by the master Baroque architect, Fischer von Erlach, and built between 1694 and 1707, the church is in the form of a modified Greek cross. This imposing yet graceful church became a model for church architecture throughout the region north of the Alps. The interior, with its soaring high dome, is surprisingly serene. The recently restored high altar, with its stucco decorations, seems particularly suffused with light.

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