Around the year 1600, Langegg was a Catholic island in a Protestant environment. The Salzburg archiepiscopal administrator, Matthäus Häring, held office in the Langeggerhof. When his daughter recovered from a serious illness, he built a chapel and put on display the image of the Virgin Mary before which he had prayed. It would soon receive many visitors.
The Habsburgs, monasteries and loyal noblemen supported the pilgrimage, and in 1645 they brought to Langegg the Servites, who subsequently built the monastery. Prior to the completion of the church in 1773, "Mary, Salvation of the Sick" had already become one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country, and 39,000 pilgrims made the journey in 1739!
In 1974, the Servites left Maria Langegg and conferred the parish to the diocese of St.Pölten. In recent times the monastery has served as a residence of the Community of the Beatitudes.
From the perspective of art history, the church of Maria Langegg is the most important member of the Maria Langegg ensemble. The church was re-erected in 1765, following the razing of the first church, and was completed in 1773. The presbytery, the so-called "original chapel", still remains from the old church, whilst the old high altar has been retained.
On site you will find a portable information table which will accompany you on four thematic tours around the church.