St. Francis Church

a place of reflection on the alpine pasture

It’s obvious why St Francis was chosen as the patron of this particular church: Francis of Assisi saw traces of God everywhere in nature.
The architect chose the dove for the basic architectural shape. The main section represents the body of the dove, the two approaches from the west and east are reminiscent of its outspread wings; the upward-facing tower is the beak of the dove. The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit and for Saint Francis it was a dove of peace.
The interior suggests a round church and is a part of the whole Church of Christ: Curved benches, side walls narrowing to the front emphasise the altar and draw attention to the centrepiece. This centrepiece is God. The stained glass window behind the altar glows in different shades of colour depending on the sunlight, allowing something of the glory of God to shine from heaven in our midst. Altar, lectern and tabernacle are made from fine concrete and express the simplicity, the sobriety, the simplicity of St. Francis and reveal the message as the key element. The bell tower houses three bells. They toll daily to celebrate God and summon the flock to worship together.
14.04.2017Rita Malfertheiner
 
 

Cross Country Skiing

a healthy sport for everybody

The Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites is known for its breathtaking beauty and variety of leisure activities. One of the most popular activities on the Alpe di Siusi is cross-country skiing.

The physical benefits of cross-country ...
27.02.2024Steffi Malfertheiner
 
 
 
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Our ice rink

"Nature's Winter Gift: Our Small Pond Transforms into an Ice Rink After more than 30 Years"

Just a short ten-minute walk from our hotel, lies a small pond that has become the unexpected star of this winter season.
Our usually tranquil pond, which typically only holds water during the early summer, has been transformed into a natural ...
27.02.2024Steffi Malfertheiner
 
 
 
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Immi turns 16

Our oldest lady of the barn

Our beloved cow Immi celebrates her 16th birthday on September 1st
Nowadays it is unfortunate that not many cows are getting this old. For us, the well-being and health of our cows comes first. The amount of milk produced is secondary.
17.03.2023Rita Malfertheiner
 
 
 
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