Sonntagberg

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Sonntagberg
Coat of arms of Sonntagberg
Coat of arms
Sonntagberg is located in Austria
Sonntagberg
Sonntagberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°00′N 14°46′E / 48.000°N 14.767°E / 48.000; 14.767Coordinates: 48°00′N 14°46′E / 48.000°N 14.767°E / 48.000; 14.767
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Amstetten
Government
 • Mayor Johann Eblinger
Area
 • Total 18.41 km2 (7.11 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 3,782
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3333
Area code 07448
Website www.sonntagberg.gv.at

Sonntagberg is a town in the district of Amstetten in Lower Austria in Austria. It is an important Catholic pilgrimage center.

Geography[edit]

Sonntagberg lies in the Mostviertel in Lower Austria. About 29 percent of the municipality is forested.

Sights[edit]

It has a baroque church that was, in its current form, built in 1706–1732 by Jakob Prandtauer and Joseph Munggenast. The ceilings were painted by Daniel Gran (1738–43). In 1964, Pope Paul VI gave it the title Basilica minor.

For a short while, Sonntagberg was the location of what would then become Summerhill School.[2]

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