Bell ringing in Fiss

Tyrolean tradition

The advantageous central location of the Chesa Monte on the Fisser Dorfplatz, very close to the parish church, also has an acoustic side.
also has an acoustic side: the ringing of the bells.

But the ringing of church bells is more than just a loud “Bimbam”: bells tell stories. Behind their weighty bodies are personal destinies, great emotions and the identity of an entire country. As early as the 12th century, bells in Tyrol warned of floods and fire. In some rural communities, the so-called “weather
still use the so-called “weather bells” to warn of impending storms.

Here in Fiss, when the bells ring at 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., this fortunately does not mean a storm is approaching, but simply a pause in the midst of everyday life. Faithful Catholics pray the Angelus at these times.

In other places the bells traditionally ring at 6:00 a.m. – how good that we in Fiss are allowed to sleep a little longer.

We wish you a restful sleep!

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