Stadtpfarrkirche Ranten | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg

Parish church Ranten

This particularly beautiful Catholic parish church, with Romanesque, Gothic and Late Baroque architectural features, is a fine contemporary witness to Christian culture. It was built in the early Middle Ages, in around 1100, for the vast parish of the Rantental and Katschtal.


The church is rich in precious fresco paintings: inside the church, there is a modern-looking abstract depiction of the Passion of Christ, from 1460; a depiction of the legend of St. James; and an image of Noah’s Ark being loaded. On the outer facade, there is a beautiful image of St. Christopher, visible from afar.

From an ecumenical point of view, the Protestant murals in three pictures on the exterior are of particular significance. In the strained atmosphere of the Reformation period, it was commissioned by the former pastor Martin Zeiler the Elder and executed using the fresco technique in 1560-1570 by the Carinthian painter Wenzel Aichler. The first image, the finest of its kind in Austria, situated next to the church portal, vividly represents the core issue of law and mercy in accordance with the Lutheran Doctrine of Justification. The story of Job, the biblical figure so severely tested, is depicted in the central image. The Protestant picture cycle is completed by a third image, with Christ as the Judge of Worlds at the Final Judgment.

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