June 23, 2015
With almost a divine intervention, the beautiful sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery was spared the destruction of Soviet bombing late in the Second World War. The ceiling frescoes were painted by artist J.C. Hackhofer during 1716. He and the other artists in his workshop did the Last Judgment and also the Last Supper on the walls of the private chamber for the priests of the monastery (at one time there were about 50 in residence, during the Protestant Reformation there was only one and now there are five). The entire back wall is covered in a horrific depiction of the descent into hell, with larger than life figures being tortured and prodded on their way down into the depths.
Scenes from the Last Judgment are arranged below.