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Church of Saint Aegidius - Church of Saint Aegidius

Church of Saint Aegidius - Natz-Schabs

I-39040 Natz-Schabs (BZ)

The church of Saint Aegidius in Rasa is a late-Gothic building, which was finished under the direction of Thomas Maurer in 1532. Actually there was an older church there, which was consecrated in 1173. The interior furnishings are neo-Gothic and date back to 1880.

On the high altar you can admire a statue of
Saint Aegidius, the patron saint of the church and the protector of the wine-growing.

Therefore every year on the 1st September early grapes are hanged on its hand.
Close to the church of Saint Aegidius there is the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre. The chapel was built in honour of the Holy Sepulchre of Christ and contains wood carved statues of Christ’s Passion, a nice crucifix and a mobile altar.

In the steeple there are two tiny bells. They are rung above all when a storm is threatening.

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