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Baroque Nativity Scene

Frankenmarkt, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

Baroque crib

The Frankenmarkt baroque crib does not correspond to the conventional form of our Christmas cribs. It is much more completely baroque crib, a magnificent installation, which tries to put the Christmas events in a rich residential town. Visits are possible by appointment
(parish office tel. 07684/6296).


It is assumed that the citizens of Frankenmarkt ordered this nativity scene from the famous sculptor Meinrad Guggenbichler in Mondsee after the plague years of 1713/14 had passed.

After his death in 1723, his successor in the workshop, Franz Anton Koch, probably made the magnificent group. The splendidly dressed, 45 cm high mannequins with eight wooden ball joints each, whose proportions were also adopted by later figure makers, date from this early period.

The figures are dressed in precious robes. According to baroque conception, Mary and Joseph - both of royal blood - have put on "Spanish court costume" for the occasion of the visit of the Three Kings.

From Christmas Day to January 6, open after each service from about 10:35 am.

Other visits are possible by appointment by telephone.

Accessibility / arrival

By car:
From Salzburg via motorway A1 – Exit St. Georgen im Attergau – right on the Attergaustraße (L540) to Frankenmarkt.
From Vienna/Linz via motorway A1 – Exit St. Georgen im Attergau – right on the Attergaustraße (L540) to Frankenmarkt.
From Bad Ischl – Weißenbachtal (B153) – follow B152 to Unterach and then B151 to Attersee than left to the Attergaustraße (L540) to Frankenmarkt.

By train:
From Salzburg or Linz/Vienna with „Austrian Federal Railways“ or „Westbahn“ to Attnang Puchheim - via regional train to Frankenmarkt

By plane:
Arrival to Airport Salzburg or Linz – with the car/bus or train to Frankenmarkt.

  • Parking space: 5
Travelling by public transport
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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Baroque Nativity Scene
Hauptstraße 35
4890 Frankenmarkt

Phone +43 7684 6529
mobile +43 676 81424363
E-Mail pfarre.frankenmarkt@dioezese-linz.at
Web tourismus.frankenmarkt.net/index.ph…
Web attersee-attergau.salzkammergut.at

Contact person
Mr Kons. Gerhard Hofmann

Phone +43 7684 6529
mobile +43 676 81424346

Legal contact information

Gerhard Hofmann
Hauptstraße 35
AT-4890 Frankenmarkt

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