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Bad Gastein

Evangelical parish church of Bad Gastein

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

Church service: Every Sunday at 9:30 am
1500-1550 - peak of gold mining in the Gastein valley, also bringing the ideas of the Reformation to the valley.


Christophorus Kirche
5640 Bad Gastein, AT