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St. Andrew's Church was built according to plans by Josef Wessicken and city architect Jakob Ceconi in the neo-Gothic style and consecrated in November 1898. Both the fašade with its rosette and the interior of the three-aisled church were modeled in the Gothic style. Although the building's 61-meter towers disturbed the harmony of the cityscape, no one seemed to mind.
The church was destroyed by air raids in World War II, leaving only the western part unscathed. Reconstruction of a simpler version of St. Andrew's Church was completed in 1949. Despite all the changes, the church failed to blend in with its surroundings. Further adaptations were made in 1969/70: the towers were shortened and covered with flat pyramid-shaped roofs. The fašade was painted light grey and white to make St. Andrew's Church fit into the cityscape.

Death and resurrection are the basic principles behind the architecture of St. Andrew's Church. The interior is characterized by a spirit of reverence without elaborate detail. In my many visits to Salzburg I have always thought this was a beautiful structure. However, the large, big dome churches are in the Altstadt, the old city of Salzburg. There is where the tourists clog the streets rubbernecking to catch a glimpse of the locale where some fellow lived, who was buried in a pauper's grave. I am not even sure they have ever found where he was buried. OC that was Mozart who made the round chocolates famous. Maybe Mozart Kugeln.

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