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Fortified Church of St. Oswald
.. from high above, into the depths below

 

 

 It is a story that moves us. The story of a mountain and its ORE,
a town with its people, of a fort with its church.
The ERZBERG shaped us, fed us, and so much more,
it made our town what it was, and what it is today.
The toil and sweat of generations lie deep within the mine tunnels of our mountain,
in the creation of our town, and in the walls of our fortified church

This story is truly unique, and that’s why we want to tell it!

 

 

 


FORTIFIED CHURCH
HELP, THE TURKS ARE COMING
 
DISCOVER

Why the medieval fortified church was built into a castle.
An enormous effort. Was it worth it?
 

ST. OSWALD’S
PARISH CHURCH
 
FIRST SMALL, THEN WOW
 
DISCOVER

How the small chapel became a mighty church.
Did it survive the centuries unscathed?
 

THE DEPOT
A VISIT WITH OUR DISCARDED TREASURES
 
DISCOVER

How rusty saints are restored to former splendor. An unconventional “show project”. Does it have potential?
 

 
 
 
WHAT WE DO
 
 
A new home for the “discarded” – renovation of the Mesner Tower
 
It is now more than 50 years since the last members of the Mesner family left the ancient walls of St. Oswald. Now, the former “Mesner Tower” is being transformed into a different kind of home: a home for those who were moved out of the church more than 100 years ago – the “discarded” saints that once resided in the baroque interior.

But until then, there is still a lot to do!
 

DISCOVER

 

 


 
 
Tourism Development of the Fortified Church of St. Oswald
 
The EU LEADER development program encouraged us to take a new step forward.
After completing a full renovation program, the fortified church is now being made more accessible to a broader public.
A newly created walking tour allows you to gain new insights and perspectives on the church. Existing features are cast in a new light, and even enhanced with the addition of modern elements.
 

ENTDECKEN

 

 


 
 
GALLERY
 


 
 
GOD BLESS!
 
 
We are overwhelmed by just how many people
have supported this project to rescue our fortified church. And who continue to do so!
Through their financial contributions, over the past 12 years we were able to invest
a total of 1.3 million euro in restoration of this architectural jewel
at the foot of the Erzberg.
May God bless you all!
 

GOD BLESS

 

 

Opening Hours

Ostern - Advent
9:00 Uhr - Dämmerung

Advent – Ostern geschlossen

(Führungen und Öffnung auf Anfrage)

Röm. kath. Pfarramt Eisenerz
Lindmoserstraße 2
8790 Eisenerz
Tel.: 03848/2267
@-mail: eisenerz@graz-seckau.at

Adress

The Fortified Church of St. Oswald

Association for the Preservation of the St. Oswald Fortifications and Parish Church

c/o Obmann Ing. Gregor Ruckhofer
Krumpentalerstraße 2
8790 Eisenerz
@-Mail: info@kirchenburg.at

Donation

Verein zur Erhaltung der Wehranlage und Pfarrkirche St. Oswald
IBAN: AT62 3846 0000 0604 7500
BIC: RZSTAT2G460

Purpose of payment: Wehrkirchenanlage St. Oswald in Eisenerz