Your culture holiday in South Tyrol: the highlights

Images from South Tyrol – cultural highlights

The Castle is located near the village of Fiè allo Sciliar/Völs am Schlern. It dates back to the 12th century and was renovated in 1517 to turn it into a hugely impressive castle with modern defence mechanisms. It served as home for the nobility of the village until 1530, when it was handed over rapidly from one owner to the other. Since 1981, the Castle is owned by the "Kuratorium Schloss Prösels GmbH", an association which has invested a lot of effort into renovating the facilities. These days, the Castle is home to many interesting cultural events. Guided tours of the castle are offered in summer.

Fascinating images – Novacella/Neustift monastery

This Augustine monastery is one of South Tyrol's most significant historical sites. The monastery is well worth a visit with its Baroque church which features ceiling frescoes created by Matthäus Günther, as well as for its library with its valuable collection of writings, the painting gallery, the medieval cloister which boasts stunning frescoes, and the newly reopened unique Baroque gardens which also include a herb garden.

Culture highlights

Experience the flair of days gone by – Chiusa/Klausen

Historically, Chiusa/Klausen has always attracted artists and intellectuals, most notably Albrecht Dürer. Chiusa/Klausen also has one of South Tyrol's most beautiful old town centres, with its attractive facades, traditional restaurants and attractive architecture. Sabiona/Säben monastery looks down on the town. It was the first Bishopric in Tyrol and is surrounded by a spectacular mix of chestnut gardens, vineyards, meadows and forests. The picturesque arches and side streets are a great place to stroll around and do some shopping, interrupted only by some nice lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants.

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