The name of the place comes from a church that (Irish?) missionaries built here in the 8th century. It was dedicated to John the Baptist.
Stately houses with frescos decorate the town.
One of the largest and most beautiful baroque churches of the Tyrolean lowlands is located in the centre of St. Johann in Tirol. Today the church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the Assumption of Mary, St. John the Evangelist and St. Catherine.
Inside the church you can see six ceiling paintings. One of them shows the baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River by John the Baptist.
The high altar depicts the Assumption of Mary. The front two side altars show St. Dominic (left)
and St. Magdalene with the mine patron saint Barbara.
Click on the main altar!
The left choir altar shows John of Nepomuk
( admission to heaven ).
click on him!
On the right side there is a picture of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. We have already met her on the Way of St. James in Maria Langegg. A small preparation for hundreds of Thérèse statues in France.
St. Johann in Tyrol is visited by many tourists in summer and winter. Only a little bit outside of the centre it is much quieter, for example at the Fieberbrunner Ache. There we have discovered a statue of John Nepomuk.
On the bridge over the Fieberbrunner Ache, St. Nepomuk protects against water hazards.
click on him!
Our accommodation is in a hotel (Hotel Sonne) just outside the centre. There is no dinner there, so we go - dog-tired - back to St. Johann and back to the hotel again. There it was already dark and we also got lost. Finally back at the hotel we slept deeply and soundly.