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St. Johann in Tirol

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.

St. Johann in Tirol

Stately houses with frescos decorate the town.

church of Sankt Johann in Tirol

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.

Interior view church St. Johann in Tirol

The high altar depicts the Assumption of Mary. The two front side altars show St. Dominic (left) and St. Magdalene with the mine patron saint Barbara.

Finger Click on the main altar!

Nepomuk Altar

The left choir altar shows John of Nepomuk
( admission to heaven ).
Finger click on him!

Thérèse of Liseux

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.

Johannes Nepomuk Statue

On the bridge over the Fieberbrunner Ache, St. Nepomuk protects against water hazards.


Click on him!

Hotel Sonne

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.