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Latzfonser Kreuz

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  • Henning H

    Latzfonser Kreuz is the highest pilgrimage church in Europe

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    • August 1, 2016

  • Dietmar

    Beautiful panoramic view at 2300 meters altitude

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Suse

    Schutzhaus Latzfonser Kreuz (2311m), private shelter with its own pilgrimage church, Hüttenwirt is at the same time Mesner; 15 rooms, 32 storage places; latzfonserkreuz.com; + 39-0472-545017; Opening Hours Jun. - End of Oct.

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    • October 5, 2019

  • Dietmar

    Food and drink in the shelter, come to rest in the pilgrim church, marvel at the panoramic view of the mountains

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Barfußfex

    Tour can be done wonderfully barefoot.
    Starting point car park Kasereck, then path 15 to Latzfonser Kreuz.

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Robert Volpert

    A place with a special atmosphere. To stop here on a hike again awakens energies.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Georg Messing

    At this point I would like to thank all the staff for the very good food, the helpful and always friendly congeniality. You are great class ..... many thanks.

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    • August 28, 2019

  • Mathias 🌻🏔️🏖️

    Highest pilgrimage church in Europe. Definitely worth a visit. For families with children, I recommend the relaxed route from Kasereck. The climb is easy to manage and there are great views of the mountains in the area. Warning: the weather should be good, otherwise you won't get much of the wonderful landscape and the great mountains.

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    • August 21, 2020

  • RITTER MARTON 🐑 🐿

    very good food at the Heilig Kreuz hut

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    • August 26, 2020

  • RITTER MARTON 🐑 🐿

    Consecrated in 1860

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    • August 26, 2020

  • Hardy W.

    The small church, built around 1743, is the highest at 2305m as a place of pilgrimage in Tyrol. And to be considered the highest in Europe.

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    • June 23, 2021

  • Davide Fioraso

    La Croce di Lazfons is the highest pilgrimage site in South Tyrol, at 2,305 meters, on the southern slope of Cima San Cassiano. It is also the oldest religious itinerary in the region. Here there is a small church and the Santa Croce di Lazfons refuge, a destination for pilgrims and hikers.

    The current neo-Gothic church, dating back to 1860, stands on the remains of a small 18th century chapel, a place of devotion and prayer for the farmers who came here to invoke protection from bad weather and storms. Inside, precisely in the bell tower, there are three small bells specially cast by Grasmair da Bressanone. This church can be reached after a via crucis of 15 stations making it the point for a highest pilgrimage in Europe.

    The adjacent Santa Croce di Lazfons refuge (in German Schutzhaus Latzfonserkreuz) was originally a mere shelter for cattle drivers on the mountain pastures. In 1743, with the construction of the votive chapel, the small shelter was enlarged to accommodate pilgrims. In 1899 the Bozen section of the DÖAV provided for a further expansion but since after the First World War it has fallen into decline. From 1940 it was once again used as a sheep shelter and in 1947 it was definitively closed. Years later, the parish priest of Lazfons, Bartholomäus Terzer, bought the ruins and was able to rebuild it with the help of the population. It was officially inaugurated on May 28, 1952.

    From the Croce di Lazfons, immersed in the Sarentine Alps, the view extends to Sassolungo, Punta Grohmann, Catinaccio d’Antermoia and Catinaccio.

    latzfonserkreuz.com

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    • November 2, 2021

  • Michael XXV 💚🤍💚🤍

    is a must

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    • September 3, 2018

  • waffi

    Wonderful panorama, whoever hikes here should experience that.

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    • September 5, 2020

  • Joe Outside

    Great view! One becomes speechless.

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    • September 22, 2020

  • Joe Outside

    Just genius.

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    • September 22, 2020

  • Christi

    Incredibly nice hosts and a great view. Very nice cabin

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    • June 24, 2021

  • Christi

    Insanely great view and a really nice church in a brilliant panorama

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    • June 24, 2021

  • Moidi Wieland

    Beautiful views of the Dolomites and great hosts

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    • July 27, 2017

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Location: South Tyrol, Italy

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  • Elevation2,270 m

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  • Family Friendly
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Dog Friendly
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  • Overnight Stay
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  • Heating
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