Church Hl. Mauritius in Sella

MIndelheimerstraße/Via MIndelheim 10A
39040 Termeno - Tramin
General description

To the north of Rechtenthal Castle lies the hamlet Söll whose church is dedicatet to St. Mauritius. The steeple with its paired round arch windows and its brick-built pyramidal roof dates back as far as the 13th century, whereas the church nave and décor are basically realized in Gothic style. Of particular interest is a fresco, unfortunately seriously damaged, depicting the church's patron saint in a cavalry battle. The same patron also features as the central charakter in the winged altarpiece. When leaving the church, you will notice an inscription on the outer wall, just above the small rectangular window. Written in Gothic minuscules it tells that the south annex of the sacred building was wewcted later, in 1470. Just below the church you can see a building that is architecturally very interesting. Its structure is well-proportioned and the elegant wrought iron window grilles aforning the upper floor bear witness of the centuries-old craftsmanship that was at work here. A little further uphill from the church another architectual gem is hiding: here you will come across a group of two or three picturesque old farmhouses, and on the archway of one of these you can still read the initials of one of its formers owners who perpetuated his name back in 1684.

The left nave is Romanesque. The high altar was built around 1520. The left side nave is Gothic. The altar there contains picture panels of Adam and Eve, probably from Bartlmä Dill Riemenschneider.

description to arrive at destination

From the highway exit A22 Neumarkt-Auer-Tramin take the first exit at the roundabout and follow the signs to Termeno - Tramin. Once you reach the village, look for the sign named "Sella - Söll". It is a small part of the village up in the mountains, about 2km from the main village. When you are in Sella - Söll, you can park your car at Restaurant "Plattenhof". From there it is a short walk to the Church.

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