Gößl & village church Gößl

Grundlsee, Steiermark, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The small church in Gößl, a district of Grundlsee, has a special history. It is not only particularly beautiful, it also has a romantic place not far from the lake.

t is not the property of the Catholic Church, but is privately owned by 14 Gößl families. Since the walk to Bad Aussee to attend mass on Sundays was very arduous, especially in winter, the inhabitants of Gößl applied for the construction of a church as early as 1782. But all the responsible authorities refused because of the high costs for the villagers.

The back and forth lasted almost 40 years. Then it was too stupid for the people of Goessl and they built their church themselves. On their own land and at their own expense. On August 10, 1821, the first "Holy Mass and Christian teaching" could be celebrated in the small chapel. Already in 1833 the building was enlarged and the wooden structure was replaced by masonry. It is not known how the church was originally furnished. The present altar, a Renaissance altar from 1663, comes from the parish church of Bad Aussee. Above the altar you can see a large ceiling fresco, which was painted on the occasion of the church renovation in 1950 by the academic painter Hausknecht and DDDDr. Johannes Ude.

It shows the Holy Trinity with God the Father in the center, below Christ and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, surrounded by the four evangelists. To the left of it one sees the Mother of God and to the right John the Baptist, who bears the features of DDDDr. Johannes Ude. The fresco on the outer facade of the church depicts St. Christopher. It was painted by the Acad. painter Prof. Karl Hauk, a friend of Ude, and restored by Irmgard Schlömmer from Aussee in 1984. To the left and right of the entrance are memorial plaques for the fallen of the two world wars.

he village church of Goessl can only be visited by appointment - thank you for your understanding!

  • by arrangement
  • Registration required
  • Can only be viewed from outside

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  • Suitable for groups
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Gößl & village church Gößl
Gößl 10
8993 Grundlsee

E-Mailsepp.steinegger@gmail.com

Contact person
Sepp Steinegger
Dorfkirche Gößl
Gößl 10
8993 Grundlsee

E-Mailsepp.steinegger@gmail.com

We speak the following languages

German

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