Taufer in Münstertal, South Tyrol

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Distant view of Roncolo Castel Bolzano; Photos on the way to the village of Tubre from Bolzano.

Taufer in Münstertal (Tubre or Tuer) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres west of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland.

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Taufer Village Centre

Taufers Map

Taufers Map

Taufer has a population of 961 (2013), of which 97.85% speak German. It is located an elevation of 1,240 m.

Alley of Taufers

Alley of Taufers

St. Michael Church, Taufers

St. Michael Church, Taufers

St. Michael Church was consecrated in 1383 for the first time, but present church is from the 15th century.

The façade and altar of St. Michael Church, Taufers.

The façade and the altar of St. Michael Church, Taufers.

Main Street of the Taufer Village.

Main Street of the Taufer Village.

South Tyrol, Taufer: Romanesque church and pilgrims' hospital of St. John.

South Tyrol, Taufer: Romanesque church and pilgrims’ hospital of St. John.

Façade of St. John Taufer

Façade of St. John Taufer

Old resident of this village

Old resident of this village

I met an old man in front of the St. John church and said “Good norning.” He replayed “Guten Morgen.” “What are you doing?” “Ich zeige diese Blumen rund um dieser Kirche.” “When was this church built?” “Sie sollten lesen, dass Führungsplatte. (When I was a student, I learnd German a little. But I have forgotten almost of the language.)

Description of St. John Taufers

Description of St. John Taufers

“Unt, möchten Sie in die Kirche?” “Yes, please.” I asked. He opened the door.

Altar of the church (Inside of the church was very dark.)

Altar of the church (Inside of the church was very dark.)

“Es ist dunkel, aufgepasst!” I took some photos and left the church. “Danke schÖn, and Auf Wiedersehen!” I climbed the path beside the church afterwards.

Parish Church of St. Blaise Taufer

Parish Church of St. Blaise Taufer

Ruins of Reichenberg Castle, in Taufers

Ruins of Reichenberg Castle, in Taufers

Castle Reichenberg was initially the property of the bishops of Chur, and around the twelfth century it became property of the Lords of Reichenberg, who gave his name to the castle.

After this, I will go to Switzerland across the border. The following photos are the  flowers taken in South Tyrol, Italy.

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Flower from South Tyrol, Italy

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Beautiful flowers in South Tyrol

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Flowers taken in South Tyrol, Italy

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