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Kapelle hl. Anna description and photos - Austria: Ischgl. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kapelle hl. Anna.
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Tourists who are not tired of exploring the Ischgl area on foot or by car will have noticed one peculiarity: every farm, even consisting of several houses, some of which are now turned into fashionable hotels , which are very popular with vacationers, have their own chapel. These chapels began to appear en masse during the Counter-Reformation, during the reign of Ferdinand II, that is, at the beginning of the 17th century. Protestantism began to be ousted from Austria, and Catholicism became the dominant religion in the country. Each farm wanted to have its own temple, albeit a small one. So in a number of villages above Ischgl, Roman Catholic chapels appeared, in which services are still held.
The village of Bodenapl is located on a hillside above the resort of Ischgl and is known for being connected by a chair lift to the famous ski area of the Silvretta Arena. Behind the village there is an old chapel built in 1610 and consecrated in honor of St. Anne. The modest building, painted yellow, which allows it not to get lost on the mountain slope and not merge with the environment, has a gable roof, over which a small wooden turret resembles a birdhouse. The chapel of St. Anne was built in the traditional classical style, however, the arched window and door remind us of the Romanesque style in architecture. There is a miniature wooden crucifix above the entrance. The dominant feature of a simple interior is considered to be the most valuable icon painted in the second half of the 17th century.
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