The history of the parish of Viehhofen
In Viehhofen traditions and customs play a major role. Below you will find a chronicle of the parish of Viehhofen:
1767 host, August Gruber built a chapel, which was unfortunately destroyed in the flood of 1786.
1793 The ecclesiastical consistory grants an Excurrendo Curatie for Viehhofen. The co-operator from Zell am See had to travel to Viehhofen to conduct religious services.
1796 the church in Viehhofen was built against the will of merchants/tradesmen of Zell am See. The church patron saint is St. Josef.
1800 A spiritual ministry is founded; the parsonage being built by the community itself and the church contributing 2,200 guilders to the project.
1891 Viehhofen becomes a parish.
1951 the church gets three bronze bells.
Nowadays, church services take place in the Viehhofen parish church every Sunday as well as on bank holidays at 09.00.