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Franziskanerkirche

Franziskanergasse / Sigmund Haffner Gasse, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Ranked #11 of 94 attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to this following the Salzburg Dom and fell in love with this church. It is beautiful inside and has a very different vibe from the Salzburg Dom. When I was there, somebody was playing the organs which really added a nice touch to my experience.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I always find it extra special when there is a sort of Mass going on, on the time I enter a church. Here it was the case. Everything is extra quiet which makes the picture perfect. You have to visit this one.

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Another must visit on your tour of old town Salzburg . Inside of church is visually stunning. Make sure you look up at the unusual ceiling. As mentioned in previous reviews look at the high alter designed by Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, you won't be disappointed. Greg

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Churches are a must see in Salzburg and this is one of them. Again stunning architecture, beautiful details, heaven for the eyes. It's smaller but still worth the trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Franciscan Church is often overlooked by visitors to Salzburg, but definitely rewards a peek. The internal structure is unusual. But the gem is the high altar, designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, the great baroque architect from Graz whose work is seen elsewhere in Salzburg only in the design of the Kollegienkirche (University Church)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited on a Sunday, the whole atmosphere was stunning, the inside was beautiful to look at and the sound of the organ and choir singing made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We popped in on our way past and found it a charming church. We spotted that on the following Sunday they were celebrating mass with the Hayden Nelson Mass we went ad it was well worth going to. Beware the 9am start though!

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The mood in the church is the most striking thing for me. As others have stated, it's not the grand tourist sight, but it's worth seeing it. I didn't encounter any visiting restrictions by the way (visited on a Sunday afternoon).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This church is a hidden gem and well worth seeking out when in Salzburg Old Town. The detail within the church is wonderful and whilst it is perhaps not as grand as some of the other churches it has nonetheless a certain charm. If you enjoy visiting churches don't miss this one.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I went to mass on Sunday, and the church was beautiful! It was so solemn! They also had amazing Mozart music at 9.00 a.m. mass. I recommend to wake up early and experience a real Catholic church!

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