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St. Kathrein

St. Kathrein chapel in Avelengo, South Tyrol

St. Kathrein – the tiny giant

A picturesque village deserves an equally picturesque chapel. But St. Kathrein is not just a chapel: St. Kathrein is the symbol of the municipality of Hafling, visible from afar up on the plateau. Frescoes from the 14th century adorn the ancient, brittle walls, while legendary tales shroud its origins in mystery. This house of prayer was supposedly once created by a giant. It is certainly true that the chapel offers a gigantic panorama, looking down on the town of Meran as if from a giant’s shoulders …

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