Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church)

Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church)

Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church)
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This beautiful church was almost empty when I slipped in for a quick look while on a Christmas Market tour in Salzburg. All of the seats have been removed, which actually makes it more impressive in my view.
The Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) in Salzburg, Austria, is the church of the University of Salzburg. It was built in Baroque style by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Salzburg. It is now both the parish church of people connected to the university and a venue of the Salzburg Festival.
Written January 21, 2023
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Misty W
Marietta, GA180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We visited this church around 10:30am on a Friday, and were lucky to find ourselves completely alone and able to view it unhindered. While some visitors apparently are unimpressed by the vast, white Baroque interiors, travelers who have toured many churches worldwide will find this a unique and beautiful cathedral. (There are also pops of color in the chapel paintings, etc. It's not ALL white!) This is a peaceful place in a very convenient location, one of the many spots that make Salzburg a wonderful city. Entrance to the cathedral itself is free. (Note: we were scheduled to hear a classical concert here during our stay but it was unfortunately cancelled due to a COVID exposure. I plan to return some day for another opportunity to do this as the setting is perfect for musical appreciation.)
Written November 22, 2021
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Wayne O
Pretoria, South Africa55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is a very impressive Church from the outside but is bland very white inside and disappointing as it did not meet the expectations it portrayed with its external beauty.
Written January 26, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This is a large Baroque church in the more commercial part of Salzburg. While the exterior has wonderful detail, the interior is very bare. It reminded me a lot of the Pantheon in Paris where a former church was turned museum. Salzburg has so many amazing churches, so this was not one of my favorites. I'm glad I got to see it but I would not miss one of the more historic churches to see this one.
Written January 20, 2020
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greconj
New Jersey368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Very interesting church with white on white interior. Something I have never seen before. Very pretty.
Written July 3, 2019
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permia
Ireland63,574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Consecrated in 1707 this is a stunningly beautiful creation in High Baroque style. A vast ornate facade on the square is a perfect introduction for what's to come inside.

Standing at the entrance the effect is awe inspiring, with the immense space in white. Marvellous lighting effects are created by the ambient illumination streaming through windows of disparate shapes.

Exquisite stucco ornamentation is throughout. The main altar area is gorgeous. A gilded art work alludes to the university as a sanctuary of learning with its figures representing learning and knowledge in music, philosophy, architecture, medicine and other subjects.

A further focal point is the outstanding organ that was completed in the 1860s. It was unsurprising to learn that Bruckner the famous composer and organist played here on several occasions.
Written July 29, 2018
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Larry C
4,267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
One of the purest examples of baroque architecture in Austria is often overlooked despite the fact it is second only to the cathedral in size, and has an impressive convex façade. The main hall has white walls without paintings - sparse use of sculptures and stucco works highlight the architecture. The side nave altars are elaborate and have intense colours.
Collegiate Church was built between 1694 and 1707 for the Benedictine university. The university, disbanded in 1810, was reopened in 1962 as part of the University of Salzburg. In 2008 it was designated the parish church for people connected to the university.
The church has been a regular venue for sacred and choral concerts of the Salzburg festival since the 1970s.
Written January 7, 2018
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
This church seems to be used more as a concert hall and gallery than a place for religious services. Once you step inside, you'll be surprised by the sheer size, starkness and indeed emptiness. Architecturally it's very impressive and the white washed walls and stone floors give it a very imposing design. Check out the pickle statues in the gardens outside.
Written May 30, 2017
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Meltonwrite
Melton Mowbray, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Sometimes less really is more. This baroque masterpiece is a real treasure. The white interior is deceptively simple - look closely and the work is intricate and detailed. Fabulously restored this is worth a detour to see cherubs in fluffy clouds that will take your breath away.
Written March 19, 2017
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Hubert645
Aalst, Belgium517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
The Kollegienkirche, located in the old town of Salzburg, the university church, ordered by Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein.

The 2 towers along the convex facade are facing east. They do not rush, but are filled with balustrades with allegorical figures, the 4 evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and four church fathers (Augustine, Ambrose, Jerome and Gregory the Great).

The elongated vessel is spanned by a high central dome, creating a spatial impression. The figures of the high altar are with great skill executed in plasterwork, with as main motifs: music, poetry, painting and architecture.

The organ and the church were restored in a beautiful way. Definitely worth a visit.
Written January 30, 2017
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