RS st georg weggenstein kirche bozen deutschorden
RS st georg weggenstein kirche bozen deutschorden

St. George in Weggenstein Church

In the Via Weggenstein road in Bolzano there’s the Teutonic Order Church featuring coats of arms, tombstones and banners.

A church of the Teutonic Order can also be found close to the centre of Bolzano (Bozen), more precisely at the northern end of the Via Bottai alley: 12 years after its foundation in the Holy Land, the Order came to Bolzano in 1202 and founded the Commandry of Bolzano with the Commandry Weggenstein. The St. George Church was built in 1392 on the site of an old residential tower in the Via Weggenstein road. In 1508, the Knöringen Tower was added, which was severely damaged by bombardments during World War II and then rebuilt in baroque style.

The single-nave Gothic church is well worth seeing: Coats of arms, tombstones and flags of various members of the order from the period between the 16th and 19th centuries can be admired on the left church wall. The altar, balustrade and pulpit were designed by the architect Andrea Filippini from Brescia (end of the 18th century) and are made of Rezzato marble, a red marble with white veining. The high altar painting by Martin Knoller with the dragon-killing George also dates back to that time. Today the St. George in Weggenstein Church in Bolzano, together with the Commandry in Lana, is one of the few remaining possessions of the Teutonic Order.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Mon 26 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 27 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 28 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 29 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 30 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 31 Jul 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 01 Aug 10:00 - 18:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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freely accessible

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Church service (in German language) Sundays at 7 pm.

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