Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens

Christmas Crib exhibition 2016 in Götzens, Tyrol, Austria.
This exhibition is known for its exceptionally high quality all over the country and is very popular with guests from neighboring countries - elaborately handmade Tirolean Christmas nativity scenes from a close distance. The nativity scenes on display provide a superb insight into the development of this fascinating custom,  from modern, over small, simple cribs to really traditional.
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol - artists

Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Krippenausstellung 2016 in Götzens, Tirol
Gemeindezentrum Götzens 03.12.2016.
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.
Read also Cribs in Stift Stams

Kloster Ettal in Oberammergau, Bayern, Deutschland

Ettal Abbey (German: Kloster Ettal) is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal close to Oberammergau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Southern Bavaria, Germany - near the border with the Austrian Tyrol.
Interior of the dome at Baroque Abbey Ettal
Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria fulfilled his vow made in exchange for his safe return to Bavaria and founded the Benedictine Abbey Ettal in 1330. Associated with the religious vow were more practical motives such as security of local roadways, development of the area and creation of a foundation for knights and their wives.
Ettal Abbey
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The church was completed after forty years of construction in 1370. In 1710 the abbey functioned as a school for knights and was one of the most notable schools of higher learning of its time. For many years, the monastery’s monks have brewed their own beer and made their own straw-colored liqueur using mountain herbs, and today it’s still possible to purchase both.
Ettal Abbey interior
In 1744, following a serious fire and the destruction of both church and abbey, the abbey site is completely redesigned by Enrico Zucalli (architect at court) and Josef Schmutzer from Wessobrunn in the form still evident today. The central building with a 12-sided floor plan is impressive due to its outstanding stucco decoration by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and Johann Georg Üblherr as well as the ceiling fresco depicting the Benedictine heaven with the saints beneath the Holy Trinity as its central theme.
Ettal Abbey interior
The rococo vestry, stuccoed in 1725 by J. Zimmermann and painted in 1747 by J. J. Zeiller is to this day considered to be on of the most beautiful rococo vestries of southern Germany.
Ettal Abbey, baroque confessional
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Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.

Mozarts Taufbecken - Dom zu Salzburg

Great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was born in Salzburg,  Austria.  He was baptized the day or two after his birth, at St. Rupert's Cathedral as Johannes, Chrysostomus, Wolfgangus, Theophilus.
The Font where Mozart was baptised
The Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) is the one of most significant baroque building in Europe.  This magnificent church in the very center of Salzburg dates from 774, with further renovations done in 1628 and 1959.  To the left of the entrance you will find the  800 year old baptismal font where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozart was brought up a Roman Catholic and remained a member of the church throughout his life.
Read also Salzburger Dom
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel.
Salzburg 2015.

Dornenkrone von Telfs

"Dornenkrone" von Telfs, Tirol, Austria (English: Crown of thorns).

The sculpture showing the situation of a divided Tirol. After World War I Austrian province of Tyrol was split into 3 parts. South Tyrol (including Dolomites) belongs to Italy until now.
"Dornenkrone" von Telfs
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Fot. Elisabeth Fazel. Telfs, October 2016.

Spitalkirche die älteste katholische Kirche in Baden-Baden

The Spitalkirche in Baden-Baden, Germany is one of the oldest churches in the city. 
Spitalkirche is located within a former hospital complex. Built in the 15th Century, the church also had a cemetery in the earlier days. The interior of the church features a 16th-Century pulpit and a spectacular stained glass window. 
Spitalkirche Baden-Baden, stained glass window
You can see ornate carvings and intricate designs throughout the interiors of the church. There are many other paintings by local artists at the church.

Fot. Elisabeth Fazel

Neues Schloss- Baden-Baden, Schwarzwald

The Neues Schloss or New Castle in Baden-Baden, Germany – the former residence of the Margraves of Baden.
The New Castle on the Florentine mountain was the official residence of Baden’s margraves until the end of the 17th century. After its destruction by the French in the War of the Spanish Succession, margrave Ludwig Wilhelm moved the government’s seat to Rastatt and built a new residence – the Castle of Rastatt.
Neues Schloss Baden-Baden
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In the early 18th century the New Castle was rebuilt and in the 19th century its primary use was as a summer residence of the grand dukes. This time the state rooms were decorated in the Renaissance style. 

Today, the building being in private hands (the Kuwaiti Al Hassawi Group), it is not possible to visit either the castle or its gardens.
Learn also, Residenzschloss Rastatt
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel. Baden-Baden, September 2016.

Baiersbronn Classic 2016 Schwarzwald - Rallye

Oldtimer-Rallye Baiersbronn Classic, Baden-Baden, Black Forest, Germany, September 2016.
Bei der „Baiersbronn Classic 2016“ präsentieren sich vom 22. - 24. September rund 125 Legenden aus der Vorkriegsära und Klassiker der 50er und 60er Jahre
Baiersbronn Classic 2016.
Baiersbronn Classic 2016
Baiersbronn Classic 2016
Baiersbronn Classic 2016
Baiersbronn Classic 2016
Baiersbronn Classic 2016
Baiersbronn Classic 2016
Fot. Elisabeth Fazel, Adi Gatz.