The establishment of the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang goes back to a legend in 976. The Bishop Wolfgang of Regensburg was living as a hermit at the Falkenstein and made the decision to build the first church here. The location of the building was inspired by his famous "Axthrow", a divine dispensation.
He threw the ax with the vow, where he found it again, to build a church. When he found the ax after three days he built the church at its find site on a rocky hill next to the lake.
Please visit our parish and pilgrimage church on the following opening times:
Summer: from 08:00 to 18:00 clock
Winter: from 08:00 to 16:00 clock
During the Wolfgangsee Advent: (Thursday to Sunday), the church is open until 19:00 clock.
The sanctuary can be visited free to all opening times.
Photographing and filming in the church are not allowed!
More info about the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang and their origins and legends can be found at: