Götzis old parish church

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Old Catholic parish church of St. Ulrich in Götzis
in the nave to the choir, which has been shifted slightly to the south, with wall painting on the choir wall

The Roman Catholic old parish church Götzis is located on the old village street in the southwest of the market town of Götzis in the Feldkirch district in Vorarlberg . The parish church consecrated to St. Ulrich belongs to the Rankweil deanery of the Feldkirch diocese . The church and the cemetery are under monument protection .


During excavations, the cemetery was expanded in 1875, the floor plan of a choir tower church was excavated. During excavations (1980) the foundation of the tower from 1340 was found. The church was enlarged around 1509 and rededicated in 1514. From 1974 to 1981 the church was restored.


A retracted choir, shifted southward from the longitudinal axis, adjoins the nave . The north tower is by the choir. The nave and choir have pointed arch windows. The nave has a pointed arch portal on both sides. The gable facade has segmented arched windows and a pointed arch portal with a plastic structure from 1833. The wooden doors are marked 1679. At the front of the choir is a crucifix by Gustav Bachmann (1927).

The interior of the church shows a flat-arched barrel in the nave above the pointed arched windows above a cornice. The choir arch is drawn in and chamfered. The retracted one-yoke choir with a five-eighth end has a ribbed vault with single fluted ribs on consoles with masks and coats of arms, from left to right a grimace, an Austrian shield, a cherub's head, a leaf console with 1540, a grimace and a bearded head. The round keystones show a relief of St. Ulrich and the double-headed eagle .

The nave shows the Assumption of Mary on the ceiling with the signature J. Ziper pinxit 1805, Jul. Webinger renov. 1932, and on the walls the twelve apostles in medallions. Frescoes on the choir arch wall show the Last Judgment with Christ, Mary, saints, representatives of the high clergy and worldliness, vices such as drunkenness, Thräghait, Unkhadhait, with the year 161 ?, on the north wall of the nave, on the back top row Entrance into Jerusalem with donors and Coat of arms, Last Supper with donor family (Chamois), washing of feet with donor and coat of arms (Ems), lower row Christ before Caiphas (founder and coat of arms of Sonderberg), flagellation and crowning of thorns (two donor figures and coat of arms), under the window part of the crucifixion with illegible coat of arms . In the middle above the side entrance on the left of the niche three warriors, including two donor figures, on the right of the niche the evangelists Johannes, Lukas and Markus, each with a donor figure, Markus with Christian Kruger, on the right of the evangelist Lukas a large tablet with the text from Job. XIII, to the right of it small inscription ANNO DOM In MDLXVIII with 1583. In front under the cornice parts of a figural scene. On the south wall of the nave, backwards by the gallery, fresco epitaph with entablature figures, on the left a saint with a book, in the middle the Christ child with globe, on the right St. Catherine, in the left part of the epitaph St. Maria with Jesus, Johannes and children, below a family of founders of Thomas Walser zu Klaus, Landammann of both courts in Rankweil and Sulz with 1613.


The high altar with a structure from the middle of the 17th century shows the high altar image of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with the Trinity and saints, as well as the glory of St. Ulrich, with the signature LW Pictor 1657 (Leonhard Werder), the upper picture shows St. Michael. The high altar bears side figures, on the left St. Ulrich, on the right St. Katharina, in the essay on the left an apostle, on the right St. Barbara. The tabernacle is from 1898. The antependium has a relief with Abraham and Isaac from the beginning of the 19th century.

The left side altar St. Eligius was renovated in 1832 with Josef Zipper and in 1909 renovated with Anton Jehly. The structure has two straight and two rotated columns and instead of a painting the figure of the Heart of Jesus from the end of the 19th century. The essay shows the image of the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian and carries the figures Paul on the left and Saint on the right.

On the right side of the nave is the figure group Immaculata with Catherine of Siena and Dominic from the end of the 17th century.

The red marble stoup is from the 18th century.

Gregor Hradetzky built the organ from 1968 . One bell is from the 15th century.


  • The art monuments of Austria. Dehio Vorarlberg 1983 . Götzis, old parish church hl. Ulrich, with floor plan, pp. 228–230.

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Coordinates: 47 ° 19 ′ 52.4 "  N , 9 ° 38 ′ 20.8"  E