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Church Aufkirchen

In Aufkirchen there is a pilgrimage church devoted to Mother of God

It's one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in the valley Pustertal.
The church has existed in its current way since 1465. Very popular is the "Miraculous Image" which shows the Lamentation of Christ.
The pilgrimage church can be visited every day from 7.00 AM to 19.00 PM.
In 1996 was built a contemplation pathway, which leads from the pilgrimage church in Aufkirchen to the oldest religious sanctuary of the area: The chapel "St. Peter am Kofel" on an altitude of 1450 m.

This place in the woods above Aufkirchen (Toblach/Dobbiaco) has always attracted many people and has probably been build in Carolingian Times.
The historian Karl Gruber has observed the probable reason of why the chapel was built in such a special place: On the day of midwinter at 12.00 a ray beam shines through the window of the chapel and lights the altar.
On the path to the "Peterkirchl" – as it is called by the local people – you pass 7 points of reflection,which show scenes of the life of Petrus.

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