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Abbazia di Novacella/Neustift monastery near Bressanone/Brixen

A bit of history

Abbazia di Novacella/Neustift monastery was founded in 1142 as an Augustinian abbey. The Romanesque collegiate church was baroqueised in 1742. It became an important centre for education and art due to its monastery school. The monastery is one of Tyrol’s oldest monasteries and the complex is one of the largest in the country. A unique feature of the Abbazia di Novacella/Neustift monastery near Bressanone/Brixen is the circular building of Castello dell’Angelo/Engelsburg, which once served as a hostelry and defensive structure. The Gothic cloister contains valuable frescoes and the fountain in the inner courtyard depicts the wonders of the world. The Abbazia di Novacella/Neustift monastery in South Tyrol is depicted as the eighth wonder of the world. The rococo-style library is also unique in its beauty – with a picture gallery containing medieval paintings by Friedrich and Michael Pacher as well as Marx Reichlich. Further highlights at the monastery are the Turkish wall, the mill, the hydraulic structures and the wine cellar. Incidentally, you will find South Tyrol’s northernmost wine-growing region around Abbazia di Novacella/Neustift monastery near Bressanone/Brixen. The well-known white wines Müller Thurgau, Kerner and Sylvaner are cultivated here.

Tip: As guests of our hotel near Novacella/Neustift in South Tyrol the guided tour through the monastery is free for you! After visiting the Abbazia di Novacella/Neustift monastery near Bressanone/Brixen, we recommend you take a detour to the newly designed wine cellar and taste the excellent wines cultivated here. 

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