The parish church of St. Pankratius in Ranshofen

Today’s parish church of St. Pankratius was a collegiate church until the disbanding of the Augustinian monastery in 1811. The church was constructed in late gothic style at beginning of the 16th century and then turned into baroque style in the 17th century. The spire which originates from the 17th century was rebuilt in the 19th century after it had been struck by lightning.

The gothic vaults were also turned into baroque style and show stucco decorations from Matthias Salleitner und Josef Schmidt. Christoph Lehrl created some famous frescos with scenes from the life of St. Pankratius. On the side walls you can see precious gravestones in memory of the most famous provosts of the monastery.

The baroque high altar, built by Sebastian Högenauer, is made out of a special, marbled wood and is decorated with some fine statues. Kaspar Sing painted the altarpiece “The beheading of St. Pankratius.”
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