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“Beautiful church”

St. Mary's Church of the Assumption
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Schulenburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church on the Painted Churches tour. Next door to church is nice restrooms and a nice gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

You'll want to see this church as part of your Schulenburg Chamber tour of the Painted Churches. Stunning!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This was the fourth church on our guided painted church tour. This is a Czech church and is equally beautifully adorned. As with all of Czech churches there was a representation of the Infant Jesus of Prague. This one was a statue located on a side altar. The church recently underwent massive renovations but the ceiling is original and has never been restored. Don't forget to look up!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

The St. Mary's Church of the Assumption church is one of the several painted churches in Central Texas. This church is in Praha TX and 3 miles east of Flatonia and 10 miles west of Schulenburg. My husband and I self-toured the church on a Thursday afternoon. The doors were different from the other painted churches. There were paintings of 4 men on each of the exterior doors. The front door was unlocked so we walked on in. There were four other people visiting at the time we were there. The interior was awesome. The altar area was gorgeous with white painted wood furniture trimmed with gold. There were many beautiful stained glass windows. The paintings on the walls and ceilings were so beautiful. The ceiling was light blue with paintings of angels, churches and flowers. Services are held in the church. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank M J
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is one of the famous "painted churches" of Texas. Situated in the town of Praha (Prague), in an area settled by Czechs and Germans, this church was Czech, whereas St. Mary's of High Hill was German. The church has just recently been restored, and is beautiful. It is perhaps the most impressive of the 4 churches generally open to the public (though my wife and I personally liked St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina best, due to its beautiful blue sky/starry ceiling).

While the church is beautiful, don't miss the memorials in the yard, as they tell a story. From this very small community, ten young men died in WW2 and are memorialized in 3 grottos. It is the highest percentage death rate in any community. They weren't all killed in one unit, but in multiple units at different times. One wonders how the Texans of German and Czech ancestry reacted to the war, and to each other, as Hitler conquered Czechoslavakia, and then as their town's young soldiers died to liberate Europe.

Date of experience: March 2018
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