Patronage: St. Maximilian, 12th October
According to tradition, the Maximilian Church in Niederwölz is said to have been consecrated in 1027 by Bishop Johannes Turicanus of Jerusalem. So one reads in the visitation protocol of the Seckau bishop Eberlein from the year 1617. Unfortunately, in the year 1027 there was no Jerusalem bishop of this name. The church patron can be proven for the first time in a document from the year 1386, when the "St. Mexlianskirche ”is mentioned. Judging by the type of building, the church was built in the 12th century, i.e. in the Romanesque period. A previous building is likely, as it can be assumed that there was a noble residence in the village around 1150. The Maximilianskirche will have been built as the private chapel of this manor or manor.
Today's church building is made up of three style elements: Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. The Romanesque is particularly recognizable on the massive choir tower, the apse with the neo-Gothic high altar is a Gothic extension that gives the church a surprising width. The interior of the church is most marked by paintings by the Baroque artist Josef Adam Ritter von Mölck from 1778. Even if the church is very old, the parish was only built under Joseph II. Before that, the church was a branch church of the parish of St. Lorenzen ob Scheifling. Today the parish Niederwölz has approx. 800 inhabitants and thus has 150 inhabitants more than the political municipality Niederwölz. Parts of the community of Oberwölz-Umgebung and Scheifling belong to the parish.
Open Office ScheiflingTuesday: 9:00 am - 11:00 amThursday: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Church services:1st/3rd/5th Sunday in month 8:30 amThursday: 7:00 pm2nd/4th Saturday in month 7:00 pm