The almost 60 m high town tower was built as a bell and watch tower by the citizens between 1564 and 1568. It combines stylistic elements of the outgoing Gothic with the Renaissance. Over 157 steps you reach the gallery, from where you have a wonderful view.
The main square with Baroque and Renaissance houses
The parish church of Enns - St. Mary's
is one of the oldest mendicant churches in Austria and was built around 1276 and extended in the 14th and 15th centuries.
The attached Wallseerkapelle is a jewel of Austrian Gothic. The Secco painting (1625) and the Madonna (1300) decorate this interesting chapel.
The cloister was added in the 15th century as a structural link between church and monastery (of the Minorites).
palm-shaped fanning of the gothic ribs
Madonna in the Wallseer Chapel
Around 900, the "Enisiburg", a fleeing castle, was built on the Georgenberg as a protection against the invasions by the Hungarians. It is likely that the Ennsegg Castle emerged from it, which was extended in the second half of the 17th century after changing ownership.
Basilica of St. Lawrence
The Basilica St. Lawrence is located in the district of Lorch, directly on the Way of St. Jacques through the city. The 3-nave pillar basilica was built around 1290. The lowest 12 m of the church tower are from the Roman period. Remains of the Roman temple complex from 180 AD, the first Christian basilica around 370 and the early Carolingian church complex from 740, as well as Roman heating systems can be seen in the church and lower church.
The large paintings by Dallinger, the Sacrament House (1480), the Pieta (1430) and the Madonna (1330) are well worth seeing. To the east of the church there is a charnel house with a Gothic chapel. Remarkable is the group of figures "Ecce Homo", in which Pilate is depicted in the garb of a Turkish grand vizier.
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