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Parish Church of Kirchberg (Pfarrkirche Kirchberg) description and photos - Austria: Kirchberg. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Pfarrkirche Kirchberg.
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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Ulrich is located in the Tyrolean village of Kirchberg, located a few kilometers from the famous resort of Kitzbuhel. The church stands on a hill 827 meters above sea level.
An interesting legend tells about the appearance of the church of St. Ulrich. In Kirchberg already in 1332 the chapel of St. Michael is mentioned. Some time passed, and she began to need repair. Construction materials had been prepared, and the tiles for the new nave and tower lay in even rows on the ground. Suddenly, pigeons appeared over the chapel, which picked up several tiled plates and flew with them over the village. Soon people found shingles on the hill and interpreted this as a sign for the construction of a new church. Until now, the church of St. Ulrich rises above the village in the place chosen by the Holy Spirit, and the locals firmly believe that it protects their village from all troubles.
In 1426, the church was consecrated in honor of St. Ulrich of Augsburg. In 1511 it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. Since then, the dimensions of the church have not changed. The temple is 32 meters long and 11 meters wide. This sacred structure is 12 meters high. In the northeastern part of the church of St. Ulrich, a narrow forty-meter tower was erected. On the northern wall of the bell tower, the artist Mikhail Lackner depicted the Virgin with the baby Jesus. There is a cemetery in the immediate vicinity of the temple.
In the 18th century, the church of St. Ulrich was rebuilt. The baroque interior was reconstructed by Cassian Singer. There are three altars in the church.
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