Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary


Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
nám. Svobody
691 42 Valtice


telefon: 608 888 635

In the years 1631–1671 the original church of Valtice was replaced by a monumental new building, designed by an Italian architect in the services of the Liechtensteins, Giovani Giacomo Tencalla. The altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is a copy of the original Ruben’s painting, made by Gaetano Fanti. A painting on the altar extension, representing the Holy Trinity, as well as the paintings on the side altars – Adoration of the Magi and Circumcision of Christ – come from the workshop of Rubens. The pulpit with the family emblem of the Lichtensteins is probably the work of Italian F. Farne. Noteworthy is the stucco ceiling in the interior of the church, whose author was another of the Tencalla brothers. Until the early 20th century, both corner towers were equipped with a pyramidal roof; they were changed into the Baroque style in 1908. In 1992 two new bells were installed on the tower, which should symbolize the reconciliation between the Czech population of Valtice and original German citizens displaced after World War II to neighbouring Austria. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
The church has an excellent acoustics and unique Baroque organ, so the place is used not only for religious services, but also for concerts of classical music.