Asam Basilica of St. Margaretha
Osterhofen – Asam Basilica of St. Margaretha
The venerable abbey, which was founded between 1004 and 1007, was burnt down almost entirely in 1701. This misfortune resulted in the building of the new Baroque abbey and church, a joint effort between leading artists of the time, the most prominent of whom were Johann Michael Fischer and the Asam brothers. In keeping with the abbey’s status, Fischer erected the impressively light, spacious and clearly proportioned single-nave church with galleries. The nave is overlaid in a ceiling fresco by the Asam brothers depicting scenes from the life of the order’s founder. Meanwhile, the choir is dominated by a dome with illusionist paintings, an example of the popular Baroque device of trompe l’oeil architecture. Splendid stucco decorations complete the exuberantly harmonious impression.
Kath. Pfarramt Altenmarkt
94486 Osterhofen – Altenmarkt
Phone: +49 9932 659
Virtual tour of the church
Combine your visit with a walk up to the
Winzer castle ruins on the opposite bank of the Danube in the village of Winzer.