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In the early Baroque, Roman Catholic Church Mountain Klaus the annual "Summer of Music Klaus" takes place, which is one of the smallest music festival in Austria.
1616-1618 The mountain church Klaus is built as a Protestant church by Ludwig von Storch above the castle, together with Prädikantenwohnhaus and cemetery. 1622 pins Ludwig and Anna Johanna Storch a golden chalice for the Protestant worship. When the stork have to leave because of the Counter-Reformation, Austria and settle in Vach in Fürth (Bavaria), donate the cup of the local evangelical church, where he is still in use. As part of the Counter-Reformation, the hilltop church is finally consecrated in 1674 as the Catholic parish church, which was, for many years sought by Baron Georg Siegmund von Gotthard Salburg and his successor Henry, Earl of Salburg. The church is under the patronage of St.. John the Baptist asked a marble baptismal is situated. 1677-1696 makes the Brussels Casparus Podevin, then pastor of Leon Stone, the interior. Precious frescoed ceilings, and a high altar dominate the church interior. The (listed today) in 1858 is built organ. 1884 planted "of Austria's Imperial Highness Archduke Johann" in the castle on the way to Mount Calvary Church called Kaiserlinde to commemorate the night that stands there today. 1960 37 frescoes are uncovered during restoration work, which were covered more than 150 years. Through the cultivation of a chapel in the rectory in the village of Klaus the mountain church loses its meaning and is now used primarily for weddings and funerals. 1962 was the first time a concert at the idyllic church at the foot of the mountain "church wall" instead. Since 1967, the annual "Summer of Music Klaus" takes place, which is one of the smallest music festival in Austria.
Visit possible on request!
500 mAccessibility / arrival
From the Motorway Klaus, drive through the village. 200 meters after leaving the town, turn right on the federal road up the hill and go directly to the mountain church Klaus!
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Nr. 142, 4571 Steyrling