Salzburg Photos: Kollengienkirche (COllegiate Church)

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The Kollegienkirche or Collegiate Church of Salzburg

The Kollegienkirche or Collegiate Church was built in the late 17th century/early 18th century under the chairmanship of the famous architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. It served as a church to the University of Salzburg, which occupied (and now again occupies) a building right next to the Kollegienkirche. Many of the presidents (Rektoren) of Salzburg University were buried in the church. It is the most elaborate and splendid of Fischer von Erlach's churches in Salzburg and in our personal opinion, his most important work. Note the rich stucco work inside the church.

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