See also...

Churches of the World Churches of the World

Churches Churches


Otto of Freising
Otto I of Freising
Waldo of Freising
Maria Woerth
Maria Wörth

Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

442 visits

Maria Wörth

Maria Wörth
During the Christianization of Carinthia, that had started in the 8th century, monks from the Innichen Abbey (today South Tyrol, Italy) worked here on behalf of the Diocese of Freising. Bishop Waldo of Freising had the first church built here. This was first mentioned in an 894 deed as Maria Werd. "Werd" is an old German word for island - and this place was an island at that time.

Later the relics of Saint Primus and Saint Felician were translated to this church and around 1150 Otto I of Freising founded a college of canons here. He as well had another smaller church, named "Winterkirche" built aside the collegiate church. Both churches burnt down in 1399 and afterwards got rebuilt in the late Gothic style, seen today.

rod bally, Marco F. Delminho, Bergfex, H.-Marie and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo

10 comments - The latest ones
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo et reflets superbes. Cordialement. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Joël Mocoeur
Joël Mocoeur club
Belle composition.
2 years ago.
Elbertinum club
Eine fast magische Stimmung -
2 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
j'aime beaucoup
2 years ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Seen in EXPLORE ...
2 years ago.
protox club
2 years ago.
Esther club
Very beautiful.
2 years ago.
 Martin M. Miles
Martin M. Miles club
Thank you, all!
2 years ago.
 Rudy Bernardus
Rudy Bernardus
Its a dream
2 years ago.
H.-Marie club
I like the mood of this place.
Excellently captured.
2 years ago.

to write a comment.