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Churches and monasteries

Every village and every locality along the South Tyrolean Wine Road features its own parish church: the name day of the respective saint is celebrated with a procession or a festival.

Also the churches, the chapels and the monasteries along the Wine Road offer some superlatives and cultural peculiarities, including the highest brick steeple of South Tyrol with its impressive 86 metres of height, the presumably oldest church of Tyrol, one of the oldest fresco cycles in the entire German speaking area and the majestic “Dom auf dem Lande” (Dome in the Countryside).

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  1. Old Parish Church of Bronzolo
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    Old Parish Church of Bronzolo

    The former St. Leonard Parish Church in Bronzolo houses the sandstone figure of the…
  2. Old Parish Church of Gries in Bolzano
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    Old Parish Church of Gries in Bolzano

    The Church of Our Lady served as the parish church of the formerly independent…
  3. Old Parish Church of San Michele Appiano
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    Old Parish Church of San Michele Appiano

    The building served as the parish church from 1921 to 1970, when San Michele became…
  4. Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral
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    Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral

    The Cathedral near the Walther Square in Bolzano, which dates back to the 14th…
  5. Dominican Church and Monastery
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    Dominican Church and Monastery

    The Dominican Church with its monastery is located at the Piazza Domenicani square,…
  6. Franciscan Church and Monastery
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    Franciscan Church and Monastery

    Near the Franciscan Church in Bolzano, in the north of the Piazza delle Erbe…
  7. Calvary Church of the Holy Cross
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    Calvary Church of the Holy Cross

    On the hilltop of the Calvary (555 m a.s.l.) above San Michele Appiano there is a…
  8. Capuchin Church and Monastery
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    Capuchin Church and Monastery

    The Capuchin Church, consecrated to St. Anthony of Padua, can look back on a long…
  9. St. Anthony Church in Settequerce
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    St. Anthony Church in Settequerce

    The little church rises in idyllic position in Settequerce, a former property of…
  10. St. Florian Church in Laghetti
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    St. Florian Church in Laghetti

    Next to the old pilgrims’ hospice “Klösterle” is one of the oldest Christian sacred…
  11. St. George in Weggenstein Church
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    St. George in Weggenstein Church

    In the Via Weggenstein road in Bolzano there’s the Teutonic Order Church featuring…
  12. St. James in Kastelaz Church
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    St. James in Kastelaz Church

    The little church in Termeno, one of the stations of the “Alpine Road of Romanesque…
  13. St. John’s in Town Church
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    St. John's in Town Church

    The listed St. John’s in Town Church, a real gem near the Bolzano town centre, was…
  14. St. Mary Magdalene Church in Bolzano
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    St. Mary Magdalene Church in Bolzano

    The little St. Mary Magdalene Church, located in idyllic position amidst vineyards,…
  15. St. Maurice Church in Sella
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    St. Maurice Church in Sella

    The little St. Maurice Church north of Termeno dates back to the 13th century,…
  16. St. Nicholas Church in Caldaro
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    St. Nicholas Church in Caldaro

    The St. Nicholas Church in Caldaro, unmistakable by its two towers, has been a…
  17. St. Vigilius Church in Castelvecchio
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    St. Vigilius Church in Castelvecchio

    A first St. Vigilius Church in Castelvecchio was already mentioned in the so-called…
  18. St. Mary in Villa Church
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    St. Mary in Villa Church

    The St. Mary in Villa Church, one of the most beautiful late Gothic buildings of…
  19. Epiphany Church in Monticolo
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    Epiphany Church in Monticolo

    The chapel near the two Monticolo Lakes is one of the few churches of South Tyrol…
  20. Archangel Michael Church in Mazzon
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    Archangel Michael Church in Mazzon

    Amidst the vineyards of Mazzon, part of the municipality of Egna, there is a small…
  21. Parish Church of Andriano
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    Parish Church of Andriano

    The church of Andriano is dedicated to St. Valentine of Terni, which indicates a…
  22. Parish Church of Ora
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    Parish Church of Ora

    The St. Mary Church in the historical village centre of Ora is officially known as…
  23. Parish Church of Favogna
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    Parish Church of Favogna

    The little St. Leonard Church, located near the popular Favogna Lake, is the centre…
  24. Parish Church of Cornaiano
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    Parish Church of Cornaiano

    The St. Martin of Tours Church can be recognised by its steeple with the beautiful…
  25. Parish Church of Corona
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    Parish Church of Corona

    The late Gothic St. George Church rises high above the village of Cortaccia, at 800…
  26. Parish Church of Caldaro
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    Parish Church of Caldaro

    At the Market Square in Caldaro rises the Assumption of Mary Church with its 72.5…
  27. Parish Church of Cortaccia
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    Parish Church of Cortaccia

    A monstrance and a late Gothic chalice are the treasures inside the St. Vigilius…
  28. Parish Church of Cortina
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    Parish Church of Cortina

    The Gothic St. Martin Church from the beginning of the 15th century was erected on…
  29. Parish Church of Magrè
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    Parish Church of Magrè

    The baroque interior of the St. Gertrude Church, mentioned for the first time in…
  30. Parish Church of Montagna
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    Parish Church of Montagna

    The church of Montagna with its majestic Neo-Romanesque façade is consecrated to…
  31. Parish Church of Nalles
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    Parish Church of Nalles

    In Nalles rises the St. Ulrich of Augsburg Church, which was founded in the 12th…
  32. Parish Church of Egna
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    Parish Church of Egna

    The St. Nicholas Church was built on old Romanesque walls and was decorated with a…
  33. Parish Church of Vadena
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    Parish Church of Vadena

    In Vadena near Bolzano, more precisely in the inner part of the castle courtyard,…
  34. Parish Church of Pinzano
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    Parish Church of Pinzano

    The St. Stephen Church of Pinzano, or Stephanuskirche (in German), boasts a…
  35. Parish Church of Salorno
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    Parish Church of Salorno

    Already in 1147, a church was mentioned in Salorno - the separately standing…
  36. Parish Church of San Michele Appiano
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    Parish Church of San Michele Appiano

    The former church of the Capuchin monks, dedicated to the Visitation of Mary, today…
  37. Parish Church of San Paolo Appiano
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    Parish Church of San Paolo Appiano

    Due to its size, the Conversion of St. Paul Church of San Paolo is known as the…
  38. Parish Church of Terlano
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    Parish Church of Terlano

    The Assumption of Mary Church in Terlano houses the largest fresco cycle in terms…
  39. Parish Church of Termeno
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    Parish Church of Termeno

    The majestic St. Cyricus and Julitta Church is known for its steeple: It’s the…
  40. Parish Church of Vilpiano
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    Parish Church of Vilpiano

    Two churches dedicated to St. Joseph stand next to each other in Vilpiano, a…
  41. Muri-Gries Church and Monastery
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    Muri-Gries Church and Monastery

    The St. Augustine Collegiate Church is the only complete example of late-Baroque…
  42. St. Justina Church in Appiano
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    St. Justina Church in Appiano

    The little church, dedicated to St. Justina of Padua, offers a wonderful panoramic…
  43. St. Peter’s Basilica in Castelvecchio
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    St. Peter's Basilica in Castelvecchio

    It is said to be one of the oldest churches of Tyrol: Near Caldaro there’s the ruin…
  44. St. Peter Church in Ora
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    St. Peter Church in Ora

    The St. Peter Church houses the oldest still playable organ of South Tyrol and a…
  45. Madonna di Pietralba Pilgrimage Site
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    Madonna di Pietralba Pilgrimage Site

    Slightly apart from the Wine Road, near Monte San Pietro at 1,520 m a.s.l., there’s…

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