Kreuzkirche am Ölrain

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Kreuzkirche am Ölrain

The Kreuzkirche am Ölrain is an Evangelical Reformed church in the city of Bregenz and is located on the site of a former Roman settlement.

The church building was built from 1862 to 1864 according to plans by the architect Christian Friedrich von Leins from Stuttgart in the neo-Gothic style. In 1904 the church was also the first electrically lit and heated church in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

The nave - with an integrated transept under a gable roof and a choir tower - is surrounded in the north by a cemetery. The hall has an open wooden roof and a wooden gallery. In the choir on the right there is a war memorial to the First World War with a stone crucifix by Albert Bechtold from 1923.

The organ from 1981 comes from the Rieger Orgelbau company .


  • Dehio Vorarlberg 1983 , Bregenz., Kreuzkirche am Ölrain, p. 76.
  • Wolfgang Olschbaur, Karl Schwarz: Evangelical in Vorarlberg. Festschrift, printed by JN Teutsch Bregenz.

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Coordinates: 47 ° 29 ′ 50.7 "  N , 9 ° 44 ′ 13.7"  E