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A visit with our “discarded” treasures


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



Paulus oder Petrus


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.

Countless times, they were relocated from one storage room to another, and even now, rusty and damaged, they bide their time in the church’s upper sacristy. But not for much longer.
Freshly restored and cleaned, these figures will now be “resurrected” and become storytellers in their own right, bringing together past, present and future aspects of the lives and belief systems of local miners.

Have we sparked your curiosity? If so, be sure to follow our project!

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


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


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

Purpose of payment: Wehrkirchenanlage St. Oswald in Eisenerz