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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
 
 

Pillowfight

Our pillow design competition

Last summer we tried to encourage our guests to design a new Ritsch pillow. 
It was impressive to see how many wanted to share their emotion or feeling they connect to our hotel. 
Do you think you might have an idea as ...
24.10.2018Steffi Malfertheiner
 
 
 
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Silvia and Boschi

Time to say goodbye

It is never easy to say Goodbye, especially if you have worked with someone for over 15 years. Together we went through a lot, good things but sometimes also bad things. With their positivity and kindness they will always be remembered and have a ...
01.10.2018Rita Malfertheiner
 
 
 
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4th Edition of Tabbla Toò

3rd September 2017

On September 3rd 2017, South Tyrol's youngest gastronomy team will be organising the gourmet event “Tabbla Toò” on the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. My sister Steffi and me are also part of the team and we're looking forward to the 4th edition of this ...
05.07.2017Michael Malfertheiner
 
 
 
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