Schlussstein mit Agnus Dei (Oberhausmuseum Passau).
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Kößlarn is a Lower Bavarian market town that belongs to the district of Passau and is located in the hilly countryside between the rivers Rott and Inn, centrally located in the "spa triangle" of Bad Füssing, Bad Griesbach and Bad Birnbach.
The pilgrimage church of Kößlarn appears as the last fully preserved medieval fortified church complex in the old Bavarian area. In 2008, two gatehouses with their characteristic medieval rooms, and the covered battlement parapet with its embrasures between them, were opened to the public as a museum.
The unusually well preserved medieval interiors and the outstanding exhibits make the museum unique. The main themes of the museum concept, which is only about 120 m² in size, but compact and professionally designed, are the fortified church complex, the pilgrimage to the image of Our Lady of Kößlarn and the annual church customs.
Among the most valuable exhibits are devotional objects from four centuries, a late Gothic sculpture of a “Palmesel” and a Christ in tomb from the same period, the oldest chasuble of the Passau diocese and a baroque nativity scene with figures from the Schwanthaler workshop of the 18th century.
The church museum is sponsored and initiated by the Kößlarn Parish Church Foundation. The museum runs on a voluntary basis. The Förderkreis Kirchenmuseum Kößlarn e. V. supports the project financially.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum plans changing special exhibitions, which will divide up and deepen the museum's range of themes and also broaden it to include themes of contemporary culture.
ViSITApp-Framework is particularly suitable for theme-centred guided tours. It has been tested by the curator for the needs of the church museum and will be included as an option for applications in the exhibition design.
Zierbeschlag (Julbach am Inn).
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