St. Vigilius Church

The Church of San Vigilio, located at 1,780 m above sea level, was first mentioned in the historical record way back in 1278. Masses are held on religious holidays. Contact the Lana Tourist Office for more information. 

The Mount Vigiljoch is a place with almost magical powers, proven not only by its healing mineral springs at Bärenbad. Just like on St. Hypolyt, the natural energy of this place has been felt throughout the ages. Prehistoric places of worship were located here, as the numerous finds of hand-crafted flint stones and hollowed-out bowls made from stone dating from the Bronze Age prove.

St.Vigilius church, built at an altitude of 1793 m above sea level, was most likely constructed on the site of a prehistoric heathen place of worship. Its location makes this church one of the 'highest' in Tyrol.

The church
First documented in the 12th century, the little church of St. Vigilius has always been called 'weather church' by the locals, as it has always been a place of pilgrimage to ask God's protection against bad weather, rain, hail, thunder and lightning. The walls of the long house date back to early Romanesque times. The Gothic choir with its beautiful ribbed vault and the bell tower were added later. Particularly interesting is the high quality fresco cycle in the interior of the church, which dates back to the 14th century, and depicts the twelve apostles and a Calvary group.

Wetterhügel Hill and the church above the Jocher peak have not lost any of their magical appeal through the ages.

Holy Mass

9 June at 9.30 p.m. Sacred Heart Sunday Lighting of the bonfire with devotion to the Sacred Heart - near St. Vigilius Church
26 June at 9.00 a.m. Patrocinium cloister start cable car mountain station, church service, gospels and weather blessing
 In July to the end of August on Sundays at 11.00 a.m. in german language
15 August at 11.00 a.m. Church service with blessing of herbs
6 October at 11.00 a.m. Harvest festival
3 November at 11.00 a.m. Hubertus celebration
25 December at 5.30 pm Christmas mass

There is a special cable car timetable for Sacred Heart Sunday and 25 December. Last journey at 23.30 hrs

Description to arrive at destination

FROM THE NORTH Munich - Rosenheim - Kufstein (A 12 Inntal Freeway, obligatory toll) - Innsbruck (A 13 Brenner Freeway, obligatory toll) - Brennero (A 22 Brennero Freeway, obligatory toll) - Bolzano (Exit Bolzano South) - Lana (MEBO-Highway) Munich - Garmisch - Innsbruck - Brennero (A 22 Brennero Freeway, obligatory toll) - Bolzano (Exit Bolzano South) - Lana (MEBO-Highway) Alternative: Brennero - Vipiteno - Passo Giovo - Val Passiria - Merano - Lana Oetztal - Passo Rombo - Val Passiria - Merano - Lana FROM THE WEST Ulm - Kempten - Fuessen - Fernpass - Imst - Landeck - Passo Resia (State Road 40 + 38) - Merano - Lana Bregenz - Feldkirch - Arlberg - Landeck - Passo Resia (State Road 40 + 38) - Merano - Lana St. Moritz - Ofenpass - Münster - Taufers in Muenster - Glorenza - Merano - Lana Zurich - Landquart - Klosters - Vereinatunnel - Zernez - Ofenpass - Muenster - Taufers in Muenster - Glorenza - Merano - Lana FROM THE EAST Lienz - Innichen - Val Pusteria (State Road 49) - (A 22 Brennero Freeway, obligatory toll) Bolzano - Merano (MEBO-Highway) - Lana.

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