St. Oswald Church

St. Oswald 39040 St. Oswald/Kastelruth

Church at S. Oswaldo

Description to arrive at destination
From the center of Seis am Schlern, head towards St. Oswald. Always follow this road, it will lead you directly to the church located in the center of St. Oswald.
General description
South-west of Kastelruth, below the Laranzer Forest, lies the hamlet of St Oswald, named after the patron saint of its church. The landmark of the church´s high tower can be seen from a great distance. The church is mentioned for the first time in a historical document from 1234, which was produced on the occasion of an exchange of estates between the Benedictine monastery at Georgenberg and Count Albert III of Tyrol. However, it had probably already been built in the 11th c. One piece of evidence for this is the choice of its patron saint, because the cult of St Oswald of North Umbria spread through Europe before and during the period of the Crusades.
Public transport
The church is easily accessible via the following public transportation: by taking bus line 170 from Völs am Schlern to Seis am Schlern. From there, continue with bus line 177 coming from Kastelruth to St. Oswald.
Recommended period
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December