Sankt Phillipp und Jakob (Stiftspfarrkirche), Altotting

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The Stiftspfarrkirche St. Philipp and Jakob Church is a late Gothic Hallenkirche in the Upper Bavarian pilgrimage destination, Altötting.
Markus T. Huber: Von „märbelstainernen Säulen“ und „verruckhten Altären“. Der spätgotische Lettner der Altöttinger Stiftskirche und seine Relikte. In: Passauer Jahrbuch, Bd. 58, Passau 2016, S. 221-237. Markus T. Huber: Die spätgotische Chorausstattung der Altöttinger Stiftskirche. Lettner, Chorgestühl, *Hochaltar. In: Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst. 3. F., Bd. 61, München 2010, S. 23-48.Katholische Kirchenstiftung St. Philippus und Jakobus, Altötting (Hrsg.): Die Altöttinger Stiftspfarrkirche St. Philippus und Jakobus. Altötting 2010.

OrganThe main organ was built in 2000 by the organ builder Thomas Jann . The instrument has 49 registers with a total of 3473 whistles on three manuals and pedal. The Chororgel consists of the conservative former and romantic "Hechenberger" main organ of 1903/04. It was restored by organ builder Thomas Jann and re-erected behind the high altar on electro-pneumatic cones, with a separate new electric playing table in the altar room. The Chororgel can be played from the main organ. Both organ works were intonated by chief orchestraist Andreas Utz.
The prospectus comes from the predecessor organ built by Johann Georg Fux in 1724.
BellsThe two pointed crowned towers contain five bells, which were poured in Passau by Rudolf Perner in 1963. The big forward striker weighs 3.710 kilograms with a diameter of 1.80 meters and sounds in the beating tone a0. This bell dedicated to the Patrona Bavariae hangs separately in the southern tower. The remaining bells in the tones cis1, e1, fis1 and a1 are located in the north tower. With this disposition, a reference to the first notes of the Salve Regina has been striven for.
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  • This very old church is impressive, and beautiful inside. There are also tombs in one of the halls. It is possible to see a real skull in one of them.  more »
  • This church was here before everything else. It is impressive in its architecture and inspiring in its history. The woodwork on the doors is reason enough to visit. Oh, and by the way, it's free.  more »
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