Prince Archbishop Max Gandolf von Khuenburg had this basilica built in 1674. Not only is it an emblem of Bergheim and a popular excursion destination, it also offers visitors a unique panorama extending from Salzburg City all the way to the Alps.
It is one of the most beloved pilgrimage destinations in veneration of the Virgin Mary, as well as a special source of spiritual power and a place of retreat. Just as it was back in the days of Mozart.
"On Sunday morning to Maria Plain, not out of devotion, but because of the beautiful views“
(quote from Leopold Mozart's letter to daughter Nannerl dated 3.9.1784)