Sights in Bad Kleinkirchheim and the surrounding area
Marvellous sightseeing opportunities are waiting for you in Carinthia!
Sights in Bad Kleinkirchheim – there is so much to see and many hidden treasures to discover. Explore your picturesque holiday resort in the course of an extended stroll. Why not set out on a hiking tour to some of the sightseeing highlights in Carinthia?
Kirche St. Kathrein – St. Catherine’s Church
Located at an idyllic spot in Bad Kleinkirchheim, the gothic St. Catherine’s Church was built above thermal springs in 1492. Below you will find the crypt with the original medieval tapping of the spring, which was recently renovated on a private initiative and redesigned as a baptistery. Especially worth mentioning is the roofed wooden entrance area of the church and the Gothic winged altar with its marvellous carved wooden figures of St. Catherine, St. Barbara and St. Vincent, and the shrine with the crucified Jesus, Mary and John the disciple. The only bell of St. Catherine’s Church was cast in 1496, almost an entire generation before the church was first mentioned in official documents. Enjoy this special sight in Carinthia!
The Trattler Kalkbrennofen – Lime Kiln
The lime kiln is a sightseeing opportunity in Carinthia as well. During the 1950s this kiln was used for the last time to industrially produce quicklime from limestone from the Dolomites. Quicklime was an essential construction material in Bad Kleinkirchheim.
The Trattnig Mühle Mill, Gatterer Mühle - Mill
This mill is one of the last surviving water mills with a horizontal millwheel in the Nockberge Mountain region – once the hallmark of the area of Bad Kleinkirchheim. Do not miss out a trip to this sightseeing highlight in Carinthia!
The Oswaldi Kapelle Chapel
The Oswaldi Kapelle Chapel, a picturesque sight in Bad Kleinkirchheim, was built in 1835. The famous painter Johann Gasser created the frescoes inside. Here is the source of the Oswaldi Spring, which forms a small brook under the dolomite rock and provides the water supply for large parts of the town. According to the legend a pair of oxen drowned in Lake Falkertsee, but their bodies reappeared one year later in the Oswaldi Spring. This may indicate that the Oswaldi Spring is the subterranean effluent of Lake Falkertsee in Carinthia.
The Egarter Hof Farm
In St. Oswald a very special sightseeing highlight of Carinthia is waiting for you – the beautifully historic Egarter Hof Farm with its marvellous ‘grain chambers’.
In olden days grain, bread, bacon and smoked meat were stored in these chambers.
Grain chambers and bathing facilities were always built a good distance to the original farm building to avoid the loss of the stored goods should a fire break out in the farm. Most of the elaborately designed storage facilities were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The only remaining bathing parlours in St. Oswald can be seen at this marvellous sightseeing destination in Carinthia. Opposite the Egarter Hof Farm lies the beautiful Hofer Hof Farm – both testaments to the proud rural history of your holiday resort.
St. Oswald Church
This breathtaking Gothic church with a Romanesque spire was first mentioned in documents in 1267. The church we see today was erected in 1554.
The Baroque altars – especially the main altar from 1678 depicting St. Oswald – are a must for sightseers. The beautiful organ was constructed in 1837 and is one of the last organs with exclusively wooden pipes in Carinthia.
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