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The Life of Joseph Mohr in Hintersee

In the years of 1827 to 1837 Joseph Mohr was the local priest of the little town Hintersee which was his first church to be lead by himself. The locals of the area were prett poor to that time and beacause of this reason Joseph Mohr helped them with a little trickery. He took the money from the collection bag and bought meat from the local poachers for the poor. This gesture almost made him lose his job, but the church never went this far. Some of the original exhibits of this time can be seen at the Joseph Mohr house at Hintersee.

Joseph Mohr chapel

Joseph Mohr chapel

In 2016, the Josef Mohr memorial chapel was established in Hintersee to remember Joseph Mohr.  Especially in the dark, the ultra-modern sacred building is brightly lit and visible from afar. The chapel was realized by the students of the polytechnics Puch and Kuchl . The construction was built by companies from Hintersee and neighbour villages. Bernd Horak, who is living in Hintersee, created the 16 square meter painting. The picture shows everything that is important for the place. The village and its church, the song, the sealing pastor Mohr and the mountains.

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