Mountain Churches in Tesimo
The mountain churches above Tesimo - Prissiano
Mountain Churches in Tesimo

Mountain Churches in Tesimo

The mountain churches above Tesimo - Prissiano

The chapels and churches on the mountain foothills of Tisens/Tesimo and Prissian/Prissiano overlook the entire Etschtal Valley: St. Christoph's church in Tisens, St. Hippolyt on the porphyry hill of Naraun/Narano, St. Nikolaus in the village of Gfrill/Caprile, St. Sebastian in Platzers/Plazzoles, St. Martin in Prissian and St. Jakob in the village of Grissian/Grissiano; also the nearby St. Apollonia in Sirmian/Sirmiano. Located in the main village of Tisens is the Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt parish church, with famous stained glass windows of the Augsburg school dating from 1520.

Contemplation trails lead the short distance to the St. Hippolyt's church in Naraun and the St. Jakob's church in Grissian. Near the mountain churches, visitors will find old restaurants such as the quaint Schmiedlhof in Grissian, close to the St. Jakob's church, or the Apollonia restaurant close to the St. Apollonia church in Sirmiano.
St. Martin's Church in Prissian/Prissiano
Churches, chapels, religious centres
St. Martin's Church in Prissian/Prissiano
The church of St. Martin was mentioned for the first time 1380.
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St. Sebastian's Church in Platzers/Plazzoles
Churches, chapels, religious centres
St. Sebastian's Church in Platzers/Plazzoles
The church of Saint Sebastian at Plazzoles was rebuild in 1889/90, after the old church was totaly destroied by fire.
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Ruins of the St. Anton Abt's Church in Prissian/Prissiano
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Ruins of the St. Anton Abt's Church in Prissian/Prissiano
From the church of Sant'Antonio Abate, mentioned for the first time in 1323, today are only preserved some walls.
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Glass paintings of the Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) in Tisens/Tesimo
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Glass paintings of the Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) in Tisens/Tesimo
The famos glass paintings were build from the Augsburg School around 1520
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Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) and St. Michael's Chapel in Tisens/Tesimo
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) and St. Michael's Chapel in Tisens/Tesimo
The Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) in Tisens was first mentioned in 1194 when it was a Roman church. During the 16th Century it was ...
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St. Christoph's Church in Tisens/Tesimo
Churches, chapels, religious centres
St. Christoph's Church in Tisens/Tesimo
The Saint Christoph Church, at the hill called "Vorbichl", was buil during the 13th Century. Today, only the tower with its double arch windows is still ...
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The Chapel of All Saints in the Fahlburg Castle in Prissian/Prissiano
Churches, chapels, religious centres
The Chapel of All Saints in the Fahlburg Castle in Prissian/Prissiano
The chapel, dedicated to all saints, is located in the basement of Fahlburg Castle.
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St. Nikolaus' Church in Gfrill/Caprile
Churches, chapels, religious centres
St. Nikolaus' Church in Gfrill/Caprile
The church of Saint Nicolaus was build in the 13th century and renewed in the 16. century.
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Nals river chapel - Holy Cross Chapel
Nals river chapel - Holy Cross Chapel
Previously, this was the most visited chapel in the region. It is only 15 minutes by foot from the village centre, situated above the Nalserbach farmhouse at ...
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