Falkenstein Church

St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Österreich
  • All weather
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  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

Falkenstein church with four chapels in the east and stations of the cross and a chapel in the West - between St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen in the municipality of St. Gilgen. Culturally significant natural sanctuary with spring, cave, trace stone and rock carvings (crosses).
The eastern chapels are reminiscent of events in the Wolfgang legend (awakening of a spring, imprinting of body traces, axe throwing). Like the church, they are associated with many legends.
Pilgrims' customs, some of which are still practised today (carrying stones, echo call, crawling through the stone cave, washing the eyes, turning an old cult stone, sitting on the boulder).
An important place of worship that is often described in science and still attracts many pilgrims today. Earth rays and a clockwise rotating spring are confirmed by all dowsers and commuters. The age of the cultic significance of the Falkenstein is unknown. It probably dates back to pre-Christian times.

  • opened daily

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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

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Falkenstein Church
5340 St. Gilgen

Phone +43 6227 2224

Contact person

Pfarre St. Gilgen

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