Nassereith Sommer
Nassereith Sommer

Nassereith

Nassereith is famous for its crib figurines that are not wood carved as usual, but made of clay.

Altitude: 843 m a.s.l.

At the place, where the former Roman road Via Claudia Augusta runs from the Fern Pass to Imst, and the ancient Salt Road proceeds over the Holzleiten saddle to Telfs, there is Nassereith with its numerous hamlets. In the surroundings, there is Lake Fernstein with the Sigmundsburg Castle ruin in the heart of the lake, the place where already the Fairy Tale King Ludwig II of Bavaria sojourned.

The village has got much to offer for those who love culture: In Dormitz you'll find one of the most beautiful and oldest pilgrimage churches of the region. It is dedicated to St. Nicholas, and was converted to Baroque style inside. Particularly worth seeing is the statue of Virgin Mother with child at the high altar. The Epiphany Church with its 400 seats, however, is one of the largest parish churches all over Tyrol. Due to its 300 year old bulbous spire, it can be seen from afar.

Generally, tradition and religion has an important role to play in Nassereith. Its processions are considered to be among the most beautiful of Tyrol. On this occasion, the buildings are decorated with "Majelen", fresh hardwood and conifer woods, the local music group plays, and flags and holy figures are carried along. In the period of Carnival, an old traditions comes alive, which is the "Schellerlaufen", a fight between bear and bear beater, symbolizing spring and winter. Figurines and masks can be seen in the local House of Fasnacht the whole year round.

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