The Church of St. George in Kals am Grossglockner - Dolomite stone as a binder for plaster
ACCESSIBILITY: freely accessible
MUNICIPALITY: Kals am Grossglockner
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES: 47.006783, 12.643648
PROVINCE: East Tyrol
The church St. George in the district of Unterburg can be reached via the Kalser highway. Drive along the Kalser road towards the village of Großdorf. After crossing Kalser creek, you will see the church on the meadow on your left.
The St. Georg church is located in the middle of a meadow close to the bank of the Kalserbach creek and is a typical example of a Romanesque-style country church from the thirteenth century (it was mentioned in documents for the first time in 1366). The church is a narrow, single-nave building with a semicircular apse and a massive square tower facing north. The interior of the church contains historic murals painted over a plaster-covered masonry. The plaster binder was made of dolomite stone, which was probably burned in one of the nearby lime kilns in Kalser Tal.
R. Rampold, Kunstführer Tirol die 400 bedeutendsten Kunstschätze in Nord- und Osttirol, Tyrolia-Verlag, 2014
AUTHOR: Tobias Bader, 30/04/2020