The history of Allerheiligen´s origin
Around 1490 a farmer suffering from plague lived in Allerheiligen. His last wish was the following: after his death the body should be put on a cart drawn by cattle. Wherever the cows stopped for the first time he wanted his grave. Additionally, a small hut for praying should be founded on the same place. The cattle stopped amid an uninhabited area. A small chapel was erected beside a giant pine tree and many people, suffering from varied diseases, came there to pray. Thanks to generous donations of money today´s church was built in 1492.
The pilgrimage church features an outstandingly precious organ dating back to period between 1610 and 1650. Every year on the occasion of the Allerheiligen Organ Festival marvelous organ concerts are held.
Towering high above the Machland Region
Allerheiligen amid the scenic Mühlviertler Quell area is embedded in the gently rolling hills of the lower Mühlviertel region. the cozy little town is easily accessible from Perg, Schwertberg, Tragwein and Bad Zell. A highlight you shouldn´t miss: the stunning views and vistas of the entire Mühlviertel region, the glittering Alpine landscapes stretching from the Ötscher peak down to the Salzburg mountains.
The basin of Kriechbaum, situated at 340m above sea level, features Austria´s only significant kaolin deposit. Kaolin and white argillaceous earth are mined in both opencast and underground tunnels.
Special tips: panoramic view from "Aussichtswarte", pilgrimage church with precious organ, outstanding organ concerts, ski lift, hiking trails, horseback riding paths, private riding course, health trail, fitness trail.
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