St. Jakobus (Seibersdorf)

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View from the east
Interior view to the east
View to the west with a gallery

The Roman Catholic Expositurkirche St. Jakobus the Elder is a late Gothic hall church in the Seibersdorf district of Kirchdorf am Inn in the Rottal-Inn district in Lower Bavaria . It belongs to the parish of Kirchdorf am Inn in the dean's office in Simbach in the diocese of Passau .

History and architecture

The Church of St. James was built around 1470/1480; The year 1471 can be found on the inside of the choir apex. The church is a small single-nave building in the late Gothic forms typical of the region. The exterior is made of tufa blocks; the outside of the building is characterized by stepped buttresses. A cranked cornice extends around the walled-in south portal. The west portal porch was built later. The five-storey tower is located at the transition from the nave to the chancel, the undivided floors of which are separated from one another by cornices. It ends with a pointed helmet over blunt hipped gables, which was renewed after a fire in 1646. Both parts of the room are closed on the inside by net vaults. In the choir, the ribs develop from vigorous rounds of service. In contrast, the services in the ship are polygonal and positioned in front of the flat, profiled shield arch positions.

The last exterior renovation took place in 1986 and the last interior renovation in 1987.


The decor is neo-Gothic. On the high altar made by Emanuel Basler in 1880, a small late Gothic Vespers picture made of wood is placed in the top niche . A wooden Madonna also from around 1480 has been preserved.

A red marble epitaph for Caspar Offenheimer zu Guteneck and Seibersdorf and his wife Elisabeth († 1550) shows a relief image of the risen man, in front of whom the couple are kneeling. Another red marble epitaph commemorates Hans Offenheimer zu Seibersdorf and Guteneck († 1569) and shows a relief of the Last Judgment. The ring consists of four bronze bells from 1957, 1670, 1772 and 2006.

The organ is a work by Michael Weise from 1953 with 11 stops today on two manuals and pedal , which was rebuilt and expanded in 1987, with the organ being converted to an electric action and attached to the wall.


Web links

Commons : St. Jakobus the Elder (Seibersdorf)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Information about the church on the pages of the Seibersdorf Expositur. Retrieved July 23, 2020 .
  2. Information on the Seibersdorf branch church on the website of the Diocese of Passau. Retrieved July 24, 2020 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 13 '34.6 "  N , 12 ° 55' 21.3"  E