History and art historical details
St. Sebastian’s Church in See
What would a charming village be without a beautiful church? No matter if you’re religious or not, St. Sebastian’s Church in See is definitely worth a visit! Although a chapel was already mentioned in official documents in the same location in 1445, today’s church was built in the middle of the 18th century and reconstructed several times throughout the following decades. The church features a series of unique frescoes done by Johann Josef Wörle from Imst as well as a beautiful high altar and two side altars. If you take a closer look, you can spot numerous figures by sculptor Franz Xaver Renn on the altars. Another highlight of the church is the life-size statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ done by Josef Georg back in 1760 in the middle section of the left side altar.
Trivia for culture lovers
St. Sebastian is mostly depicted tied to a tree and pierced through with arrows. He was a soldier and later captain of Roman emperor Diocletian, who sentenced him to death when his Christian faith was discovered. Left for dead at the execution place, Sebastian survived and was nursed back to health. When he returned to the emperor’s premises to avow his faith once again, he was beaten to death with cudgels in the Circus Maximus. He is the patron saint against the Black Death and plagues and the protector of wells.