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    by balhannah Written Feb 26, 2012

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    The parish church of St. Elizabeth stands next door to the Chapel in the old town.

    The Church was consecrated in 1251 to St. Elizabeth, was orignally Romanesque, then made into gothic in 1400. St. Joseph's Chapel and the Cross Chapel were added on the south side in Baroque.

    In the church there are many nice baroque Altars, and a painting of St. Elizabeth. The pulpit, which has extremely luxurious figural ornamentation, was done in 1763. You will also find gothic tombstones that are built into the inner walls of the nave.

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    by balhannah Written Feb 26, 2012

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    The Church of the Holy Spirit stands right by the parish church of St. Elizabeth, in the centre of town.

    This one nave Chapel with a slate roof, was built in 1428 as a hospital chapel, connected with the town's almshouse.

    It was quite a surprise to see in this Chapel, a whole wall of the presbytery painted with Christ's Cycle, divided into different square shaped scenes outlined with a border. The motifs, arrangement and edge decorations are taken from wall tapestries or fasting tablecloths. At the edge of the triumphal arch wall there is an added portrait of donators.

    On the exterior triumphal arch wall, a scene with Christ the Judge and additions pertaining to the Last Judgement was painted around 1500. The painting in the Florian altar was completed in 1633, and the main altar in the late 18th century. The image of the Pentecost was painted in 1777, and by the north side altar stands a Gothic sculpture of the Holy Trinity in the upper niche.

    The key of the church is in the nearby vicarage, I didn't need to get it, as the Chapel was already open.

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