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Places worth seeing in Schenna
New Parish church
The building process began in 1914 and due to the interruption of World War I, it was finished after the war in 1931. The altar area is decorated with the statues of the twelve apostles. The fourteen carved stations of the cross by Johann Mury are very beautiful and impressive. The glass windows originate from the Tyrolean glass painting association in Innsbruck. The new organ was built in 1993 by Franz Zanin from Udine and artfully designed by Herbert Schönweger. It consists of 39 registers, a main register, a back positive, front and pedal and has 2,744 pipes.
Old Parish church
Church building with nave, originally Roman. Reconstructed around 1500. Precious frescoes dating back to 1400 were discovered.
Saint Martin’s church
This little Roman church dates back to the 12th Century. It is the oldest monument in Schenna and it only serves as a burial chapel nowdays. The building has two naves with a round apsis in each, as well as two central pillars. It was built according to Carolingian measurements.
St. George’s church
St. George’s is a round church, constructed during the Roman Style epoch (12th Century). It has Roman and Gothic frescoes, some of them dipicting the life and martyrdom of Saint George. The wing altar is said to have been created by Hans Schnatterpeck.
New-Gothic building made of red sandstone and granite. It was built between 1860 and 1869 as a tomb for Archduke Johann and his family. Underground grotto with heavy ribbed vault; the art design was by artists from Innsbruck and Verona. The altar was built in a Vienna workshop.
Build around 1350 by Petermann of Schenna. In 1845 it was bought by Archduke Johann of Austria. Today, it is still owned by his family, the Counts of Meran. Tyrol’s art, culture and history are represented in weapons and furniture from the 8th Century, as well as in paintings by great artists and portraits of some important Habsburg aristocracy. Impressive: Momorabilia from Archduke Johann originating from the largest Andreas Hofer collection and a Fayence stove in the Renaissance knights‘ hall. His descendants still live today at Castle Schenna.