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#1070 Roman Catholic Deanery Church - St. Johann in Tirol (Austria)

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The "Dekanatspfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt" (Roman Catholic Deanery Church) of St. Johann in Tirol (Austria)
With on the left a high pulpit, at the end the high altar and on the right the sitting Madonna statue.

The Roman Catholic Deanery Church of St. Johann in Tirol (Austria), is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist
and St. Catherine. The Church was built by the Bavarian master builder Abraham Millauer between 1723 - 1728 to replace an old gothic church
which was falling down because of damages caused by lighting and floods. Built in an early Baroque style, the inside is beautiful decorated.
The stucco-framed frescoes which adorn the vaults are the early works of the Kitzbühel painter Simon Benedikt Faistenberger. The monumental high altar and the chancel were designed by Anton Gigl in stucco marble. All altarpieces were made by Jacob Zanussi, the royal painter of the
Salzburg Archbishops. The high altarpiece shows the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, as well St. Johann's two patron saints, John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. The side altars are dedicated to St. Francis and Johannes Nepomuk, the two miners' patrons St. Barbara and St. Daniel,
and St. Dominikus. The right side altar boasts a beautiful gothic sitting Madonna dating from around 1450. The four bells in the church´s southern belfry were cast in 1948, while the large bell in the northern belfry dates from the baroque period (1777).

Matthijs van Wageningen
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Monday 27 June 2005
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