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Christkindl pilgrimage church

In 1695 the seriously ill tower watchman and bandmaster Ferdinand Sertl placed a small wax figure of the Christ child into the hollow of a firtree. Several times a week he returned to theplace to pray. After he was cured of epilepsy, theplace attracted so many pilgrims that it becamenecessary to build a church. It was given thename ”To the Christ child below the heavens”.The construction of the church was begun byGiovanni Battista Carlone in 1702. It was finishedby Jakob Prandtauer between 1708 and 1725.The miracle-working figure is only a 10 cm tallstanding wax figure of the Christ child holdinga cross and a crown of thorns in its hands and isnow housed in a little reliquary on the high altarabove the globe-shaped tabernacle.

Opening times advent 2014

22.+23.11.2014 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
28.11.– 23.12.2014 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
26.12.– 30.12.2014 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
24.12.2014 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
31.12.2014 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
25.12.2014 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
01.01.2015 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
02.01.– 06.01.2015 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Church tours

For groups of 205 persons or more, all year round, booking is necessary

Duration 10-15 minutes, donations are welcome. Pre-booked groups have preference.

Pfarre Christkindl, A-4400 Steyr, Christkindlweg 69
Tel. +43 (0) 7252/54622 Fax -4
kanzlei@pfarre-christkindl.at, www.pfarre-christkindl.at 

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