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Bad Gastein

Evangelical parish church of Bad Gastein


  • 1500-1550 - Bloom of gold mining in the Gastein Valley and with it the intrusion of Reformation ideas into the Gastein Valley
  • 16th/17th century - Protestantism in the Gastein valley with occasional tolerance and oppression by the Salzburg archbishops
  • 1615 - first expulsion of 629 Protestants from the Gastein valley
  • 1731/32 - expulsion of the Protestants by prince archbishop Leopold Anton Freiherr von Firmian: 668 Protestants left the Gastein valley, 480 of whom found a new home in east Prussia

  • 1781 - edict of toleration by Joseph II - in the Gastein valley, no one confesses a Protestant belief
  • Starting in 1864 there were Protestant church services during the spa season in the summer for Protestant spa guests in Bad Gastein
  • 1868 - 1872 - construction of the "Christophoruskapelle" under the patronage of Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia in Bad Gastein
  • June 25, 1960 - consecration of the "Heilskirche" (Church of our Savior) and bestowal of the status of an independent parish in Gastein

Opening Hours

Jeweils am 1. und 3. Sonntag im Monat in Bad Gastein um 10.00 Uhr

Jeweils am 2. und 4. Sonntag im Monat in Bad Hofgastein um 10.00 Uhr


Christophorus Kirche
5640 Bad Gastein, AT