das dorf baumkirchen
das dorf baumkirchen

Baumkirchen

In the surroundings of Wohlgemutsheim Castle there are several possibilities to make pleasant promenades.

Altitude: 593 m a.s.l.

Baumkirchen is located on the so-called Gnadenwald Terrace in the east of Innsbruck. One of the main branches today is the exploitation of clay, as the village provides raw materials for brickworks in the nearby village of Fritzens. Once upon a time, also in Fritzens clay was excavated, but when the sources petered out, Baumkirchen became the main supplier. The Mils - Baumkirchen - Fritzens hiking path invites to a pleasant walk and shows you the surroundings.

In former times, the village was known for its numerous springs. In the 16th century, 12 springs were documented, which were united to form a spa, to which healing properties were attached. One of them, a saline spring, was known as "Fertility Bath". The springs were destroyed by an earthquake, and several decades passed before they could be rediscovered and made available for bathing again. Finally, in the course of time these springs made way for road constructions.

Are you interested in culture? In the village rises the St. Laurentius Parish Church with its onion dome. It was mentioned for the first time in 1310 AD, and above the entrance portal the patron saint is illustrated, a piece of art by the painter Franz Fuchs from Hall in Tirol. Also worth to be visited is the St. Anna Chapel at the Kreuzbühel hill, built by the famous physician Dr. Hippolyt Guarioni from Hall. The early Baroque altar reminds on the Italian Renaissance period. On the northern edge, however, there's Wohlgemutsheim Castle, a spiritual centre and conference centre.

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