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by Lee Santiva August. 18, 2019 125 views
Pfarrkirche Heilige Katharina in  Längenfeld, Austria

Pfarrkirche Heilige Katharina in Längenfeld, Austria

The town of Längenfeld is located in the middle of the Ötz valley in Austria just about one hour south of Innsbruck and one hour from the Italian border. The entire valley is surrounded by mountains which are about 3000 meters tall.

Pfarrkirche Heilige Katharina in Ötztal, Austria

Pfarrkirche Heilige Katharina in Ötztal, Austria

The Roman-Catholic parish church Holy Katharina was dedicated in 1352 and renovated in a late gothic style in 1518. In 1690 the church was expanded and renovated again, this time in barock style. The latest renovation was in 1970.

Angel atop the gate to the Holy Katharina church in Ötztal, Austria

Angel atop the gate to the Holy Katharina church in Ötztal, Austria

The church is built on the side of the mountain Gamskogel. It is very typical for the Alpine region to have the cemetery on church grounds, directly next to the church. Since there is so little space, the cemetery is very crowded.

Cemetery of Pfarrkirche Heilige Katharina in Ötztal, Austria

Cemetery of Pfarrkirche Heilige Katharina in Ötztal, Austria

Church fans who want to know more can use a translation program and read this wikipedia entry: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfarrkirche_L%C3%A4ngenfeld

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

Lovely series! 
Amazing to have such a long history.
Just imagine all the generations who went there to worship, over the centuries!clap

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