The Basilica of the Seven Sorrows of Mary is a baroque, Roman Catholic parish and pilgrimage church on the top of the Pöstlingberg in the Pöstlingberg district of Linz. In 1964 the church was opened by Pope Paul VI. elevated to a minor basilica.
The pilgrimage is based on the miraculous image of Maria Pöstlingberg, a wooden figure Pietà with a crowned Maria with a sword in her chest to commemorate the pain of Mary. The picture justified the construction of the pilgrimage church on Pöstlingberg in Linz as the Church of the Seven Sorrows of Mary.
In 1716 the lay brother Franz Anton Obermayr from the Capuchin monastery in Urfahr carried the figure of Our Lady of Sorrows made by Ignaz Jobst to the Pöstlingberg and attached it to a weather cross.
From 1720 the figure became a place of pilgrimage as a miraculous image and soon a wooden chapel was built to accommodate the votive offerings. From 1734 Franz Anton Obermayr lived as a hermit on the Pöstlingberg. As a result, Joseph Gundomar Graf Starhemberg founded a church. From 1742 the church was built according to the plans of the builder Johann Matthias Krinner. For the facade construction of the church, the collaboration of the master builder Franz Xaver Krinner is assumed. In 1747 the miraculous image was transferred to the completed choir, in 1748 the central building was completed and the church was consecrated. The facade construction was completed around 1774. The entire church was consecrated in 1786 when it was elevated to parish church. From 1891 to 1892 the tower helmets were put on according to the plans of the architect Raimund Jeblinger, fires destroyed the roof structure in 1919 and 1963. The forecourt with balustrade was built in 1937.
December 22, 2016
The Pöstlingberg-Schlössl is a restaurant and hotel on the Linzer Pöstlingberg. It is located on the south side of the summit plateau, between the towers tower I and tower VI of the former fort. It is open every day, without rest day.
December 22, 2016
From the Pöstlingberg you have a great view of Linz.
You can go up to the Pöstlingberg or take the Pöstlingbergbahn. This leaves from Linz Hauptplatz. More information about the railway at linzag.at/portal/de/privatkunden/freizeit/grottenbahnpoestlingberg
The 3-day Linz Card includes an ascent and descent. linztourismus.at/freizeit/reise-planen/linzcard
February 27, 2019
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