© Foto: TVB Attersee-Attergau, Moritz Ablinger: Paar am Steg
Mann und Frau in Tracht sitzen an einem gedeckten Tisch am Steg und prosten sich mit Weißwein zu.

Parish Church "St. Bartholomäus"

Unterach am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The first church built in Unterach around 990 was most likely a small wooden church dedicated to St. Bartholomew. A first written reference to a parish in Unterach was found in a deed of acquisition of the estate Vaschang from the late 14th century. The gothic edifice preceding today's church originated in the second half of the 15th century. Parts of it are preserved in the presbytery (sanctuary).

After the reformation, the initially catholic parish developed into a completely protestant one and remained so until the 2nd half of the 16th century. Hans Eysele was its first known protestant pastor (1570-1581). In 1573, he had the first parish house built in 1573 in the exact same place of today's parish house built in 1978.
Official efforts of counter-reformation led to the establishment of a catholic priest around 1600 and since the 1630s the parish has had a catholic majority again. Renovated in 1633 the church nave was significantly enlarged in the late 18th century. In 1783, the church got its present shape. Towards the end of the 19th century it was renovated and a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes was added to the structure. The most recent renovation started  in 1984 and was concluded in 1987, in time for the 1000th anniversary of the parish in 1990.

Church service.
Saturday: 19:00 o´clock
Sunday 10:00 o´clock

Evening church service:
Tuesday, Thursday and every first Friday of the month 19:00 o´clock

Accessibility / arrival

From Salzburg via the A1 - Mondsee exit
From Vienna/Linz via A1 - exit St. Georgen, Attersee via Nußdorf to Unterach
From the west - Bad Ischl-Weißenbach-Unterach
By train:
Coming from Salzburg or Linz/Vienna to Vöcklamarkt, continue with the Atterseebahn to Attersee, continue by bus to Unterach
From Salzburg via the A1 - Mondsee exit.
From Vienna/Linz via the A1 - exit St. Georgen

Travelling by public transport
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  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
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Suitable for wheelchairs: Not all of the legally stipulated ÖNORM are complied with. In principle, this object is suitable for wheelchairs and no assistance is necessary.

  • ground level accessible


Parish Church "St. Bartholomäus"
Kirchengasse 1
4866 Unterach am Attersee

Phone +43 7665 8203

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Mr Pfarrer Josef Schreiner

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