Parish Church

Hirschbach im Mühlkreis, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

Hirschbach was first mentioned in documents in 1150 in the records of the bishops of Passau. The parish of Hirschbach then appears as early as 1374 as a newly formed parish with a church in honour of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Heaven. Legend has it that the church of Hirschbach was to be built on the hill ("Kirchberg") north-east of its current location. The timber for the new wooden church is said to have already been brought up the hill when it was noticed that two pigeons kept picking up wood shavings from the building site and flying them down into the valley. When the pigeons were followed, it was discovered that they had placed the wood shavings on the current site of the church to form a cross. This was recognised as a "heavenly" sign and the church was now built in the valley. These two doves are said to have been painted above the entrance gate of the Gothic parish church, which was built later.

The Hirschbach parish church is located on the Mühlviertel Gothic Route and can be accessed barrier-free via a separate driveway from the north side of the church.

Martina Maier is currently responsible for public relations in the parish and is also the contact person for church tours. Contact:

  • Registration required


638 m

  • Parking space: 30
  • Bus parking space: 1
Travelling by public transport
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  • Guided tour
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Suitable for wheelchairs: Not all of the legally stipulated ÖNORM are complied with. In principle, this object is suitable for wheelchairs and no assistance is necessary.

other information
  • path width (min. 150 cm)
  • Entrance to the building
  • Outside area


Parish Church
Hirschbach im Mühlkreis - nähe Ortsplatz
4242 Hirschbach im Mühlkreis

Phone +43 7948 208

Contact person
Mrs Martina Maier
Pfarrgraben 6
4242 Hirschbach im Mühlkreis

Phone +43 7948 208

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