Franziskus Church

Compatsch 26 39040 Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi
The car can be parked free of charge at the valley station of the Seiser Alm cable car and then continue with the Seiser Alm cable car. If you arrive by car before 9:00 a.m. you can park the car for a fee in Compaccio (the parking lot costs the same as the cable car ride).
General description

The Franziskus Church. The modern church of Franziskus, designed in the shape of a dove, on the Seiser Alm invites visitors to contemplate and reflect. St. Francis of Assisi, who loved nature and God’s creation above everything, is the patron saint of the church. The plan of the church building shows the dove as a contour drawing. The body forms the sanctuary of the church and the wings the side additions. The towering bell tower represents the head in the upright projection. This rises smoothly out of the church sanctuary through a laminated timber construction. The interior of the church impresses with its brightly designed space and an interesting interplay of light and shadow. The slightly raised chancel faces east in accordance with ancient tradition. As it was very important to use simple, local building materials, larch wood and porphyry were used. The subtle fragrance of the wood is particularly pleasant. This conveys feelings of security and warmth to churchgoers.

Public transport
The valley station of the Seiser Alm Aerial Cableway is easily accessible via the following public connections: By bus line 176 from Tiers, line 2 from Völs am Schlern, and line 3 from Kastelruth. Additionally, it can be reached by bus line 170 from Bozen or Brixen.