this wooden ornament decorates the door to maria bühel, a pilgrimage church dating back to the 17th century. located not far away from the holy-night-chapel in oberndorf, austria, it is a quiet place, not getting that tourist attention as the former one.

door of maria büchel(2) door of maria büchel(3) the architecture and the baroque paintings in the inside are marvellous, and i have decided to go there again early in the morning, by foot from the river salzach, following the path of the raftsmen for whom this church was built 4 centuries ago. and hopefully i will find the sacristan then to open the barrier and allow an unrestricted view of the paintings and statues.

door of maria büchel

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