map of South Tyrol
The Loreto Chapel ea0a7393e0e07993d4a094b6bfe6c633
Prato alla Drava/Winnebach
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Tourist information San Candido/Innichen
Via Pusteria/Pustertaler Stra├če
39038 San Candido/ Innichen (Italy)
Tel.: +39 0474 913149
  Roter Hahn email The Loreto Chapel (ea0a7393e0e07993d4a094b6bfe6c633)
  Roter Hahn homepage The Loreto Chapel (ea0a7393e0e07993d4a094b6bfe6c633)
Free entrance

Just like the innkeeper Georg Paprion from San Candido, also the innkeeper Johann Klettenhammer from Prato Drava, was a zealous pilgrim. Both lived around the same time, and like the outer church realised by Paprion, the Loreto Chapel realised by Klettenhammer also provides a testimony to Baroque devotion. The town of Loreto in Italy was a popular destination for pilgrims even in the 17th century, since drawings and paintings of its Chapel of Mercy can be found everywhere in Tyrol. Johann Klettenhammr brought back a copy of the miraculous image from his pilgrimage to Loreto, and constructed a chapel in the style and shape of the Chapel of Mercy - the Loreto Chapel - beside his house. The chapel was consecrated in 1650. It was struck by detritus carried by the flooding of the two rivers, the Mittereggerbach and the Mühlbach several times - the last time in 1965. For the inhabitants it was a miracle, that the chapel had never been destroyed by these miseries: hence, the Loreto Chapel became more and more of a destination for pilgrims. The fresco on the outside wall depicts the legendary transport of the house of the Sacred mother by angels to Loreto. Visiting times: daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pursuant to 2009/136/EU guidelines, we inform you that this website uses its own technical cookies and third party cookies to provide you with an efficient navigation experience and unimpaired use of the website functions.
More information about cookies Accept cookies