Branch church St. Lorenz

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Catholic branch church hl. Lorenz in St. Lorenz, in the foreground the summer linden tree as a natural monument , in the background the Schafberg
in the nave to the choir

The Roman Catholic branch church St. Lorenz is located in the municipality of St. Lorenz am Mondsee in the Vöcklabruck district in Upper Austria . The subsidiary church of the Mondsee basilica , consecrated to St. Lawrence of Rome , belongs to the Frankenmarkt dean's office in the diocese of Linz . The church is a listed building


The Laurentius Church was first mentioned in a document in 1384. In 1486 there is a reference to a wooden church in the basic protocols of the Mondsee Monastery , but no records of its existence have survived. Today's baroque building was built between 1726 and 1730 on the initiative of Abbot Gerhard Stadler. After his death on January 19, 1729, the work under the new Abbot Bernhard Lidl came to an end. The consecration took place in 1732 by the Passau Auxiliary Bishop Count von Lamberg. As part of the Josephine reforms , the parish became independent in 1784, but was again incorporated into the Mondsee parish in 1808 .


The church is a single-nave baroque building with a double tower facade and a cross-shaped floor plan, with the side chapels protruding only slightly. While the planner is unknown, the master mason Adam Hueber and the master carpenters Wolf Hörlmoser and Urban Fischinger are given for the execution.


The three marble altars made by master stonemason Georg Doppler from Salzburg are a specialty among the wooden altars customary in Mondsee. Georg Doppler was hired as an apprentice to master Elias Hügel in 1717 , was acquitted as a journeyman in 1722 and accepted as a brother in the Kaisersteinbruch trade. The imperial quarry , a center of the highest stonemasonry, was located on the Austro-Hungarian border near Vienna. Doppler learned the craft at the Karlskirche in Vienna . In 1724 he was called in to work on Master Huegel's plan for the parish church of Winden am See . Both churches resemble each other “like one egg to the other”.

The altar leaves are from Jakob Zanusi's workshop and show the martyrdom of St. Laurentius and on the side altars Tobias with the Guardian Angel and St. Nicholas giving presents to the three poor virgins .

The two large sculptures in the choir , Man of Sorrows and Maria in Sorrows , were created by Meinrad Guggenbichler in 1714 .


  • Anton Reisinger: The Laurentius Church in the Wasserlos am Mondsee . Parish office Mondsee
  • Hofkammerarchiv, court pay office books 1715–1730, construction of the Karlskirche
  • Walter Kunze: Mondsee - Upper Austria . Verlag St. Peter, Salzburg 1999, p. OA
  • Helmuth Furch: Elias Huegel, master stone mason. 1681-1755 . Kaisersteinbruch 1992, p. OA

Web links

Commons : Laurentiuskirche (Sankt Lorenz)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 47 ° 49 '22.1 "  N , 13 ° 21' 23"  E