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Statue of St. Benedict of Nursia in front of the Church of St. Ulrich. The figure of the saint is represented with a flowing beard. In his hands he holds a book and a chalice with a snake as attributes. The figure is from the 2nd half of the 18th century and was made by Franz Seegen.
Benedict of Nursia (around 480-547) was a recluse, abbot and founder of the order. He lived in the period of transition from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. Around the year 529 he founded the abbey of Montecassino near Naples in a temple of Apollo, which is still considered the ancestral monastery of the Benedictine order today.