Laatsch (Mals)

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Laatsch (South Tyrolean dialect Lootsch , Italian Laudes , Rhaeto-Romanic Laad ? / I ) is a village in South Tyrol ( Italy ) with 606 inhabitants (January 2014) . Laatsch is a fraction of the municipality of Mals and is located at an altitude of 984  m slm on the Malser Haide in Vinschgau or Vinschger Oberland . The place through which the Adige flows is located on the western side of the Adige Valley at the entrance to the Münstertal . Audio file / audio sample

The parish church is dedicated to St. Lucius . The St. Leonhard Church is also worth seeing. It houses a winged altar from the end of the 15th century, which is assigned to the workshop of Hans Schnatterpeck . In the restored church of St. Cäsarius in Flutsch, about 500 meters south of the village, there is next to a winged altar from 1570 (the wing reliefs were stolen, the statues were deposited due to the risk of theft) in the choir and nave several wall paintings from 1565, etc. a. rich delicate tendrils and foliage with flowers as well as the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, scene of the mount of olives, the latter with inscriptions.

The Laatscher carnival is an important date in the Laatscher annual cycle. Traditional Tyrolean carnival figures are on display, a parade with several floats, as well as short and sometimes biting annual revues in dialect poetry. Every two years, the Laatsch Carnival ends with a "Carnival dig" on Ash Wednesday.

In the local history museum of Laatsch you can see objects and tools from earlier centuries.

Individual evidence

Web links

Commons : Laatsch  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Laatsch on the website of the municipality of Mals

Coordinates: 46 ° 41 '  N , 10 ° 32'  E