Maria Langegg is one of the country's hidden attractions. A pilgrimage church and abbey lie somewhat off the beaten tourist track, in the midst of the charming countryside of the Dunkelsteinerwald region. The location works its magic almost instantaneously; as a visitor you will soon feel the need to explore.
Maria Langegg offers tranquillity, contemplation and a sense of deep trust in the motherly advocacy of "Mary, Salvation of the Sick".
OVER 400 YEARS OF HISTORY
In the year 1600, in response to the miraculous healing of his child, the archiepiscopal administrator for Salzburg, Matthäus Häring, donated a chapel and the image of grace. Ever since the days of the great plague epidemics, this "oesterreichischer Hilff- und Heylberg" (Austrian mount of succour and salvation) has been regarded as a centre of religion and a refuge for the sick and needy. The Servites took care of the pilgrims for 330 years. They built the abbey and the late Baroque pilgrimage church "Mary, Salvation of the Sick".
Today Maria Langegg is a parish of the St. Pölten diocese.