Already in times long past a pilgrimage church could be found in Frauenkirchen and as early as 1335 Frauenkirchen was a well-known and popular pilgrimage village.
After the 2nd siege of the Turks in Vienna the church was destroyed again. Soon after the withdrawal of the Turks the church was built again, but it soon was too small and couldn´t hold the numerous pilgrims. Because of this Count Paul Esterházy, who had been knighted by Emporer Leopold I for his loyal service, decided to build a large church in honor of the Virgin Mary. This impressive Baroque Basilica is 53 m long and the height of the towers also amounts to 53 m.
The church nave is 18,5 m wide and 23 m high. On both sides of the nave you´ll find 4 side altars. At the high altar you´ll see the wonderfully carved statue, made of limewood, which dates back to 1240.
Nowadays the church is an attractive point of interest for pilgrims.