Fügen

March 2, 2024  |  Zillertal, Austria
Wallfahrtskirche St. Pankraz near Fügen was built from 1494-1497 and is considered the most important Gothic church in the Zillertal...

Wallfahrtskirche St. Pankraz near Fügen was built from 1494-1497 and is considered the most important Gothic church in the Zillertal in Austria (source).

We have moved apartments again; now we are in Fügen, just a short ways down valley from Aschau where we were previously. The first impression of Fügen seems quite nice; the town feels older and sits in a wider and more spacious area of the Zillertal on a broad, gently sloping hillside that provides a bit of a view over the valley and the mountains further up towards Mayrhofen.

In early March it's already springtime in the Zillertal - the meadows are green, some of the trees are starting to bud, and most noticeably the farmers are starting to push all the winter's cow crap out from the barns and into the fields. It smells RIPE around here!