Frauenstein Pilgrimage Church

Molln, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

To our Lady's Chapell on the Stain
The small church, which stands on a 502-metre-high hill on the other side of the Steyr Gorge, contains one of the most important cultural treasures of Upper Austria, dating back to Maximilian I.
It is particularly famous for a protective mantle Madonna attributed to Gregor Erhart.
According to legend, the Emperor was in distress off the coast of Holland on Epiphany Day 1489. To thank him for his salvation, he vowed to donate a protective mantle Madonna, which was masterfully carved by Gregor Erhard from Ulm around 1515 - the patron is clearly recognisable under the mantle of the Mother of God.

The pilgrimage church Frauenstein is a place of prayer and encounter with God. It invites to prayer in silence and contemplation. With this inner attitude, pilgrims have been coming for centuries to the protective mantle of the Mother of God in Frauenstein, to our Lady Capel on the Stain. Around 1300, the construction of a church was first mentioned in documents.

Behind the church rise the western Sengsen Mountains with the Kalkalpen National Park. The rocky Hochsengs (1838 m) towers on the left, the Schillereck (1748 m) towers on the right.

The church is open during the day and free to visit.

Holy masses
1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday of the month:
Sunday at 10:00
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month:
Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
Eve Mass is only on the Saturday evening before the 4th Sunday at 7:00pm.
Liturgy of the Word for families on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:15 am.
Adoration every 3rd Sunday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.


Basically at 8:00 am in Frauenstein and at 10:00 am in Molln. In case of two
consecutive feast days, Mass is alternated on the 2nd feast day.
On August 15, Mass is at 10:00 am.
Divine services and silent adoration on weekdays in our parish
(from April in the church - from November in the parish courtyard - see weekly schedule as posted).
6:00pm Silent Adoration/Rosary, 7:00pm Holy Mass.
19:30 Eucharistic celebration
Every 1st Thursday is Silent Adoration from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.

  • opened daily

Accessibility / arrival

Public transport:
The Steyrtal is served by bus lines 452 (Rohr-Bad Hall-Steinbach a. d. Steyr) and 433 (Steyr-Molln-Kirchdorf).
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Arrival by car:
From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Sattledt > via Kremsmünster > Bad Hall > into the Steyrtal.
From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B140 into the Steyrtal
From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A9 motorway exit Sattledt > Kremsmünster > Bad Hall > into the Steyrtal
From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > into the Steyrtal

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Church visit during opening hours free of charge

  • Free entry
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Frauenstein Pilgrimage Church
Frauenstein 14
4591 Molln

mobile +43 676 87765082

Contact person
Pfarre Frauenstein Pfarramt

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