Servitenkirche (Servite Church), Innsbruck

Servitenkirche (Servite Church), Innsbruck

Servitenkirche, known as the Servite Church of St. Joseph in English, is a church and monastery that was founded in 1616. The monastery was donated to the church by Anna Caterina Gonzaga von Mantua, widow of Archduke Ferdinand II. A catastrophic fire burned the original church in 1620.

It was enlarged with a side chapel in 1722, the Peregrini chapel in 1721 and the Baroque church tower in 1899. All of these buildings were badly damaged during World War II. It was rebuilt after the end of the war and renovated several times since then. This includes the addition of the street-facing fresco.

Those who wish to visit the inside of the church will find a magnificent church organ and a ceiling fresco painted by Hans Andre. The church is not open to the general public on a regular basis. Those who do wish to see the inside can set up an appointment by emailing the church.

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Servitenkirche (Servite Church) on Map

Sight Name: Servitenkirche (Servite Church)
Sight Location: Innsbruck, Austria (See walking tours in Innsbruck)
Sight Type: Religious
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