Parish church of Leoben-Waasen

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Catholic parish church of the Assumption in Leoben-Waasen
Vault painting

The parish church of Leoben-Waasen stands on the left bank of the Mur in the Waasen district in the municipality of Leoben in the Leoben district in Styria . The Roman Catholic parish church , consecrated on the feast of the Assumption of Mary , belongs to the dean's office in Leoben in the diocese of Graz-Seckau . The church is a listed building ( list entry ).


1149 was named as the year of foundation. From 1185 incorporated into the Admont Abbey, the church was incorporated into the Göss Abbey in 1210 . A parish was probably started as early as 1222. The church is surrounded by an old, partly walled cemetery, which was closed in 1886. The church suffered fires in 1650 and 1667. 1906/1907 was a restoration. In 1950 and 1973 the interior of the church was restored.

The Gothic choir was built around 1400. The tower was built in 1900.


The low four-bay late Gothic nave has a ribbed vault with shield-shaped and round keystones. The retracted front arch is profiled. The two-bay Gothic choir with a five- eighth end has a cross-rib vault on semicircular services which end in the lower third of the wall, the vault closes with round keystones.


The remarkable neo-Gothic high altar from 1845 based on a design by Max Tendler bears baroque statues from the first third of the 18th century, as well as the figures Katharina and Barbara from 1872 created by Josef Vetter. The high altar shows a copy of the Innsbruck Mariahilf picture from 1687, which was transferred here from the broken Häuselberg chapel in 1787, the picture was renovated in 1726 and 1803.


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Coordinates: 47 ° 22 ′ 37.5 ″  N , 15 ° 5 ′ 31.2 ″  E