Sankt Johann in Tirol Things to Do

  • Church of St. Anthony
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    HUBER BRÄU TURMSTÜBERL

    by balhannah Updated Jun 8, 2014

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    This Brewery was one of the first sights we saw in St. Johann. At the time, I didn't realize that it had been operating since 1727, and since 1883, four generations of the Huber family have owned the Brewery.

    As we didn't want a drink or a meal, we just viewed the operations through the outside window. Traditional brewing like what took place in the past is still done here.
    The meals sounded good, if only it was lunch time! Brauhaus dish (roast pork, knuckle of pork, bread dumplings, sauerkraut and Biersaftl).

    The 27 metre high tower is open for a panoramic view of St. Johann in Tirol onto the Kitzbühel Horn, the Wilder Kaiser and basin. Take the stairs or the lift. and enjoy the views with a Beer.

    OPEN Mon-Sun 10.30 - 11 PM
    HOT MEALS 11 - 8.45PM

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    THE HAUPTPLATZ

    by balhannah Written Jun 7, 2014

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    The Hauptplatz is the main square in St. Johann in Tirol. It's surrounded by many beautiful buildings and is a really appealing square.
    There are plenty of cafes with outdoor seating and plenty of shops, lots selling clothing and souvenirs. It you wanted some genuine Austrian leather shorts, then this was the place to come and buy them. I did by some clothes and some shoes and was very surprised to pay a very good price in an upmarket resort like St. Johann.
    If you don't wish to do any of this, then why not sit on one of the park benches and people watch in this very attractive square.

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    SIGNS & MONUMENTS

    by balhannah Written Jun 7, 2014

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    St. Johann in Tirol has the beautiful frescoed buildings and some interesting wrought iron signs hanging from their walls.
    The first sign [photo 1] was rather interesting, as at the top was 'George and the Dragon," and below were two men in a row boat. At first I thought the animal in the open box was a Bear but now I can see it isn't - Does anybody know what it is?
    Photo 2 was definitely a Bear!
    I found the War Memorial commemorating World Wars 1 & II and another sculpture and well in the Hauptplatz, then later, when I was walking a past some private homes, I saw this tree trunk in a front garden with heads carved into the trunk!
    You never know what you will see unless you keep your eyes open!

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    LÜFTLMALEREI IN ST. JOHANN

    by balhannah Written Jun 7, 2014

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    “Lüftlmalerei”, refers to the many mural paintings I saw in St. Johann in Tirol. It can be found in many towns and villages in Tirol as well as in Bavaria. There are many gorgeous buildings in town, so I spent quite a while walking and taking photos. This style of painting is a variant of the trompe l’oeil. With this technique, paintings are done on the façades in fresco technique on fresh plaster. As you most probably will notice, these paintings really stand the test of time

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    THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DEANERY CHURCH

    by balhannah Updated Jun 7, 2014

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    The Roman Catholic Deanery Church of St. Johann in Tirol, is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist and St. Catherine.
    I came across the church in the centre of St. Johann in Tirol. I had read it is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the Tyrolean country, so I was very happy that I could go inside!

    This Church was mentioned in the 7th century, but this isn't the one I was seeing today, this one is from 1732, quite large and impressive with its two Towers. The valuable piece "Madonna standing on the mine altar," was saved from the old church and put in the new. It is considered the oldest figure of the Church, because it was created in 1450.

    The church is built in early Baroque style. Inside is beautiful! There are six ceiling paintings showing the inclusion of the penitent Magdalene in the sky, St. John the Evangelist in the writing of the gospel, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan by John the Baptist and a dummy dome with columns rotunda at the Holy Ghost hole .

    The high altar has marble pillars and two figures which are partly gilded. There are many figures on the high altar, angels and the Assumption of Mary, the Saints Barbara, Catherine, John the Baptist and John the Evangelist.
    The Church also has four side Altars. One is of St. John of Nepomuk, another St. Francis devoted. The front two altars show the St. Dominic (left) and the holy Magdalene with the mine saint Barbara.
    On the left side of the Altar is a magnificent pulpit , which was designed in 1735.
    The organ is quite new, only built in 1985.

    The church was wonderful, so I hope you have a chance to view it!

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    WIESENHOFER MEMORIAL

    by balhannah Written Jun 6, 2014

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    Matthias Wiesenhofer

    The double well is a monument to the Dean of St. Johann, Matthias Wiesenhofer (1752-1819). His good deed was during the Tyrolean uprising. It is believed he saved the town from being burnt down by the French and Bavarians in 1809. The statue was built in 1908 and can be found in the church square.

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    HERITAGE LISTED PROPERTIES IN BAHNHOFSTRASSE

    by balhannah Written Jun 6, 2014

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    St . Johann in Tirol has quite a lot of heritage listed properties scattered around town. I found quite a few in Bahnhofstrasse.

    My first building is an old one that was used as a Laundry room, am not sure what the building is now. - Bahnhofstrasse 8

    The 2nd, was the building where the administrative authorities of St. Johann are based and do there work. On the outside wall was this large mural of local people going about their work.
    Bahnhofstrasse 5

    Others to look for and I have already written about some are,-

    Way of the Cross and George's shrine - Bahnhofstrasse
    Cemetery chapel ossuary and cemetery wall - Bahnhofstrasse
    Polytechnic School - Bahnhofstrasse 3
    Heritage Museum - Bahnhofstrasse 8
    Murals at Hospice of St. Johann and Chapel - Bahnhofstrasse 10
    St. Anthony's Church - Beside Bahnhofstrasse 12

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    THE CEMETERY

    by balhannah Written Jun 6, 2014

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    The Church of St. Anthony is surrounded by a wall, so I had to enter the church - yard through a gate. Surrounding the Church was another lovely Austrian cemetery, once again many wrought iron crosses and quite a few with more modern headstones. One in particular was very large and different, perhaps an important person? - see photo. Each had their own little garden plot, most were full of flowers.
    On the outside of the wall, was a "way of the cross station" of George and the Dragon. This is heritage listed.

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    CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY

    by balhannah Written Jun 6, 2014

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    The rather cute church of St. Anthony was built between 1669 & 1674 in honor of the famous preacher and teacher, "Anthony of Padua Church." On a side wall is a crucifix is from 1815.

    Inside is a lovely black Baroque altar from 1674 showing St. Anthony of Padua. Looking up into the dome of the chapel and there is a beautiful fresco of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Anthony as an advocate before God the Father from 1803. Look closely, and you will see the edges have been painted with landscape scenes of Tirol.

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    Trekking and Cable Cars

    by JohnniOmani Written May 10, 2006

    The Tirol Mountains are gorgeous and trekking and biking through them is a highlight of travelling to Austria. There are cable cars that go up to the moutain tops during the summer and you can take in the views from above. The cables are used during the winter for skiing but the views in the summer from above the mountain tops is just as gorgeous in the summer as the winter. Worth the journey up the moutain.

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  • Great swimming pool complex

    by Kiera Updated Aug 21, 2005

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    You should also check out the Panorama Badewelt - it really is a super complex - 1 indoor pool, 1 kiddie pool (very nice), indoor water slide, outside there is a olympic sized swimming pool, 2 kiddie pools with more water slides and a playground. Not to mention the surrounding mountain views. Not only that but you can swim through from the indoor area out into a heated outdoor pool with jacuzzi bubbles that is so warm that you can sit in it even in bad weather, we went twice in the rain!

    Really great for children.

    If you are staying in St Johann you get free entry - ask tour hotelier to fill out a card for you, and don't forget to show your guestcard .

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  • Sauna complex at Panorama Badewelt

    by Kiera Updated Aug 21, 2005

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    For 13.50 Euros you can spend as much time as you like at the Saunawelt. 2 aroma steam rooms, outside sauna, plunge pool, 3 indoor saunas, footwashing section, relaxation area, showers, some with massage jets, some with crushed ice! Really fab complex. You can hire towels or bathrobes for 2 Euros. One tip though: you're not allowed to wear your swimsuit and most Austrians just sit naked on their towel. There was a "salz-peeling" that day which was free of charge - basically rubbing salt onto your body to exfoliate, it was very nice.

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    Fountain

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 20, 2005

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    The town's fountain, just near the main square, gives honour to a roman catholic priest who in 1809 boldly faced the enemy all alone at the entrance of the parish and asked the French general Lefebre in perfect French to spare the village. The general, surprised by the priest´s courage, complied with the request and St Johann was spared destruction.

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    Streets of St Johann

    by sandysmith Written Jun 12, 2004

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    St Johann

    Its just a short walk from the railway station (also where the bus stops) into the pedestrianised centre of St Johann. Walk slowly and take in all the many details and frescoes which adorn the buildings.

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    The post office

    by sandysmith Written Jun 12, 2004

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    Post Office

    The post office in St Johann is a big cream building in the central square of the town.
    Like other buildings this has an interesting, decorative mural - depicting coach and horse telegraph posts from former years. A close of this detail can be seen in the travelogue.

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