The mountaineers’ chapel
Picturesque and full of (hi)stories
Have you ever heard of the mountaineers’ chapel in Vent? We’ll let you in on this little secret.
Once a place to lay the deceased to rest in dignity, the Windberg Chapel, perched on a small green hill in the middle of the village of Vent, is today a place of art and culture. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a little of Vent’s fascinating history. As soon as you take your first step through the door, you’ll notice the warm and inviting atmosphere. Built between 1936 and 1937 as a fire brigade hut, the building was destroyed by an avalanche in 1951. In the same year, the villagers built a new fire station, which was also used to give climbers from outside the village who had died in an accident a dignified final resting place. After a renovation in summer 2012, the newly christened mountaineers’ chapel was given a cultural purpose: Various art and photo exhibitions are held here every year. You can visit the chapel daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and admission is free. Don’t miss the chance to visit this magical place during your Austrian Alps holidays!