Christkindlregion

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 the place to pray. After he was cured from epilepsy, the place attracted so many pilgrims that it became necessary to build a church. It was given the name ”To the Christ child below the heavens”.

Giovanni Battista Carlone began the construction of the church in 1702 and it was finished by Jakob Prandtauer in the year 1725. The miracle-working figure is a 10 cm tall standing wax figure of the Christ child holding a cross and a crown of thorns in it‘s hands. It’s now housed in a little reliquary on the high altar above the globe-shaped tabernacle.

 

Opening times advent 2018


24 + 25 Nov 2018 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
30 Nov- 23 Dec 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
24 Dec 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
25 Dec 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
26 - 30 Dec 2018 | 10:00 am -5:00 pm
31 Dec 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1 Jan 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2 - 6 Jan 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

 

Church tours

For groups of 20 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