St.-Odo-Church: Parish Church of the parish of Stolzembourg


The villagescape of Stolzembourg is characterized by the modern castle, built on the top of the hill, with the church building at the foot of the castle (Schlossberg). The massive tower, dating from the old church (1761), points to the church built in 1885.

The castlechapel was probably the first church in Stolzembourg. then followed:

  • 1585 Separation from the parish of Hosingen. The parish had then a larger chapel, Pancratius was ordained.
  • 1761 Enlargement or new building of the church. New church patron is now the Holy Odo.
  • 1885 Year of construction of today's parish church..
  • 1955 Renovation of the church in 1955. Building of the Campanile and consecration of two new bells.
  • 1957 Purchase of an organ and its consecration.

The saints of the side altars are typical land saints

Pankratius, Ice Saints (feast of May 12th), is the protector of the young seed and the blossoms, which each time got swept away by the late night froze in the north unprotected valley.

Odo, the chief patron of the church since 1761, was the second abbot of the Cluny monastery (+942), and led the reform movement of the monasteries, to which the book in his left hand points. The new construction of the church of Stolzembourg gave occasion to make him the first patron of an ever-reforming (book), because of the threatened (monster at his feet) church.

The St. Eligius (+1.12.660), is the patron of the goldworkers and blacksmiths, but also the peasants who call him for horse diseases. He carries tongs and hammers in his right hand.

The St. John of Nepomuk (+1393) was overthrown in Prague by Charles Bridge in the Vltava because of the defense of the church rights and the refusal to break the confessional secrets. The Bridge Saint is considered a helper in water crisis. It is well known that before the construction of the dam, the tearing flood of Our flooded parts of the valley and often threatened