Sonntagberg

Sonntagberg is a town in the district of Amstetten in Lower Austria in Austria. It is an important Catholic pilgrimage center.

Sonntagberg
Sonntagberg basilica church
Sonntagberg basilica church
Coat of arms of Sonntagberg
Sonntagberg is located in Austria
Sonntagberg
Sonntagberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°00′N 14°46′E / 48.000°N 14.767°E / 48.000; 14.767Coordinates: 48°00′N 14°46′E / 48.000°N 14.767°E / 48.000; 14.767
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictAmstetten
Government
 • MayorJohann Eblinger
Area
 • Total18.42 km2 (7.11 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,829
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3333
Area code07448
Websitewww.sonntagberg.gv.at

GeographyEdit

Sonntagberg lies in the Mostviertel in Lower Austria. About 29 percent of the municipality is forested.

SightsEdit

It has a baroque church that was, in its current form, built in 1706–1732 by Jakob Prandtauer and Joseph Munggenast. The ceilings were painted by Daniel Gran (1738–43). In 1964, Pope Paul VI gave it the title Basilica minor.

For a short while, Sonntagberg was the location of what would then become Summerhill School.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Summerhill - Early days". Summerhill. Retrieved 2008-01-28.