St. Egidi's Church Murau
A wooden chapel of rest has been erected on the site of the cemetery surrounding the church; this is classed as a World of Wood object. This contemporary timber construction has been awarded the "Geramb Dankzeichen" award and the Styrian Timber Construction Award ("Holzbaupreis").
Of the previous Romanesque building dedicated to St. Giles, the oldest succursal church of Murau, only the central nave with round apse remains. The aisles were added in the Gothic style after it was partially destroyed at the end of the 12th century, and the ceiling level in the central section was lowered at the same time. Today's flat ceiling with stencil painting dates to around 1500. Above the arcades of the southern side aisle are 14th century frescoes, featuring scenes from the Life of the Virgin and holy martyrs. The high altar and pulpit are in the Baroque style.
In summer/autumn 2002, the interior of St. Giles was meticulously refurbished, making it one of the gems of Murau.
Church tours 2019
- 16 July
- 23 August
- 10 September
Each at 10 am.
Meet outside the church. Voluntary donations!