Dolomite as a commemorative stone in St. Johann in Tirol
ACCESSIBILITY: from the outside
MUNICIPALITY: St. Johann in Tirol
ADDRESS: Redford Promenade
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES: 47.527016, 12.427955
PROVINCE: North Tyrol
You can reach the memorial stone in St. Johann in Tirol via the Inntal motorway A12. Exit the motorway at Wörgl-Ost and follow the signs to St. Johann in Tirol. There are numerous parking places subject to fees in the town centre; the park with its memorial stone is within walking distance from there along the promenade near the spot where the Fieberbrunner Ache flows into the Kitzbüheler Ache.
There is a unique memorial stone in the park near the Redford Promenade in the market town of St. Johann in Tirol. The monument consists of a massive rock of dolomitic stone with an engraved circular relief of the Virgin Mary and a rectangular bronze plaque bearing the inscription "1809 - 1984". The year 1809 marks the year when the people of Tyrol rose against their Bavarian occupiers. The memorial was erected in 1984 with the help of the Soroptimist Club in Kitzbühel to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the uprising. It was the sorority members' desire to highlight the often forgotten or underrated economic role women played during armed conflicts in the period from 1809 until 1984.
V. Hofer, Ein Stein mit vielen Erinnerungen, Printausgabe der Tiroler Tageszeitung vom 13.08.2014.
AUTHOR: Tobias Bader, 30/04/2020