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Marienberg Monastery

General description

Marienberg Abbey above Burgeis/ Burgusio dates back to the 12th Century. The highest located Benedictine abbey in Europe is situated at an altitude of 1,340 m a.s.l., since 900 years monks live here according to the rules of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Today, the main hall displays impressions about the daily life of the monks marked by Benedict's credo ora et labora. The exhibition displays also beautiful paintings such as the Romanesque Crypt frescoe with its unique depiction of angels.

Special exhibitions 2019:

- Everything has its time - Timepieces at Marienberg Abbey

- Corvus Corax - Animals in Marienberg

Guided Tours
All information about guided tours and timetables can be found at https://www.marienberg.it/en/museum/guided-tours.html.

description to arrive at destination

From Malles in direction to the Passo Resia, follow the signs through the village Burgusio till the monastery Marienberg.

 

Öffnungszeiten
27. December - 05. January
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
10:00 - 17:00
15. March - 31. October
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
10:00 - 17:00
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Stairways to Heaven
Stairways to Heaven is a cultural project on the route from Engadin in Switzerland to South Tyrol. Dozens of Romanesque churches and monasteries can be seen along the way – for example the Marienberg Benedictine Abbey above Burgusio/Burgeis, St. Benedict in Malles/Mals, St. Johann in Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch or St. Veith at the Tarces Hill.
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