Stadtpfarrkirche St. Oswald

In the 15th century, the Romanesque church was replaced by a late Gothic building. The parish church dedicated to Saint Oswald was also badly affected by two town fires in 1704 and 1851. In essence , with its galleries , it still corresponds to the pillar church built between 1675 and 1690 . Notable exceptions are the baroque side figures of the high altar, Rupert and Maria.

Saint Oswald and Pope Benedict XVI

The parish church dedicated to St. Oswald was first mentioned in 1342 in the oldest document in the city archives. Oswald was the son of a pagan English king who was baptized and died fighting for his faith. Scottish monks handed down his legend in the 11th century - this is how Oswald's worship began in Germany. That was the beginning of a rather unusual patronage that Traunstein has in common with the parish church in Marktl am Inn . This is particularly remarkable because both places of worship experienced an unexpected rise in 2005: Marktl is known as the baptismal and Traunstein as the primary church of Pope Benedict XVI . He once affectionately described the place of his first holy mass as the "native parish church" .

opening hours

Open all day


Admission or a visit to the parish church is generally free of charge. For concerts or similar events, an entrance fee (depending on the type of concert) is usually required.


During city tours through Traunstein , you have the opportunity to catch a unique view of the city parish church from the Jackl Tower, which is otherwise inaccessible.

Contact details

Pfarrheim St. Oswald
83278 Traunstein
+49 861 9094900
+49 861 - 90 94 90 2 90