Bergkirche

sights / Religious

Bergkirche information

Location
Eisenstadt , Austria
Address
Haydnplatz 1
More information
www.haydnkirche.at
Prices
admission €3
Opening hours
9am-5pm Apr-Oct
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This unusual church contains the white-marble tomb with Haydn’s reunited parts. It began life as a small chapel and in 1701 was transformed into a bizarre representation of Calvary, the mountain outside Jerusalem upon which Christ is thought to have been crucified. Manage all the dungeon-like rooms and you’ll be feeling the Stations of the Cross in your feet; get to the top of the ‘mountain’, though, and awaiting you is not a gaggle of stone-throwing sinners but a fantastic view over town.