Parish church Altlengbach

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Catholic parish church of St. Simon and Judas Thaddäus in Altlengbach

The parish church Altlengbach stands on a park-like church hill in the market town of Altlengbach in the district of St. Pölten-Land in Lower Austria . The Roman Catholic parish church , consecrated to Saints Simon Zelotes and Jude Thaddäus , belongs to the Neulengbach deanery in the diocese of St. Pölten . The church building and the former cemetery are under monument protection ( list entry ).


The church was founded and consecrated in the 11th century (first documented mention in 1040) by the Lords of Lengenbach . A parish was mentioned in a document around 1200. In 1253 the parish and the castle became sovereign. Around 1400 the mansion was dissolved. The Magdalene Altar of the Liebfrauenzeche was officially consecrated in 1458 "in the Abseiten" and probably in the first half of the 16th century with that of Emperor Friedrich III. donated Order of St. George . From 1515 to 1529, Christoph Stenzl, brother of the Order of St. George, was pastor in Altlengbach. In the Josephine era, the church suffered a fire. The church was renovated in 1933/1935 and restored in 1973/1974.


The church and the rectory are a characteristic part of Altlengbach as a castle-church complex south of the main road on a park-like hill. In the west, the walling of the fortified church has been partially preserved, the ring-shaped moat surrounding the complex can be seen in the terrain. The nave of the church emerged from a Romanesque predecessor, the choir is early Gothic / Gothic, the tower stands on the core of what is probably a Romanesque round charnel house.

The nave under a hipped roof shows baroque lunette windows, the unadorned west facade shows Romanesque eaves in the corners. On the north side, in a small groin vaulted porch from the end of the 16th century, there is a Gothic pointed arch portal. The raised choir with a five-eighth closure has stepped buttresses and shows baroque, renewed pointed arch windows. The undivided square tower has rectangular window frames, loopholes, cast stones, ogival sound windows and a pyramid helmet put on in the 19th century. On the east side a wooden staircase leads to the rectangular Gothic high entrance on a mighty console stone, on the north side there is another Gothic high entrance. Outside the church shows three priest grave slabs, one with Christoph Maximilian Angler in 1754. In a neo-Gothic blind arch is a crucifix from 1926.


The high altar is a baroque columned retable from 1734.


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Coordinates: 48 ° 9 ′ 7 ″  N , 15 ° 55 ′ 51 ″  E