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Reichersberg Monastery



Reichersberg, Upper Austria, market town in the district of Ried im Innkreis, alt. 347 m, pop. 1,379, area 21.05 km2, situated on the River Inn close to Obernberg am Inn. - Customs house, electric power station; manufacture of plastic building components, tree nurseries, tourism. - Monastery of the Augustinian Canons Regular founded in 1084, became particularly important under Gerhoh von Reichersberg; collegiate church destroyed by fire in 1624, rebuilt by C. Weiß 1629-1644, tower built 1774-1777, ceiling frescoes by C. Wink (1778/79), rich Baroque and Rococo interior, high altar (1713) with early-Baroque statue of the Virgin Mary and painting (1834) by C. Rahl, altarpieces by J. Bergler d. J. and J. G. Unrueh (1766-1775), tombs (13th -18th century); monastery building built in the 17th century, Princes´ tract 1663/64 by T. Prünner, cycle of frescoes 1771 by J. N. Schöpf; library and monastery museum in the convent; sepulchral chapel with sepulchral reliefs by T. Schwanthaler; marble fountain (1694-1697) with statue of St. Michael by Schwanthaler in the courtyard; columned, two-storey arcade.


Literature: F. Engl et al., 900 Jahre Augustiner-Chorherrenstift Reichersberg, 1983.


 
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