St. Benedikt´s Church

General description

The St. Benedikt church of Mals was ercted in the 8th century A.D. Its Carolingian frescoes are among the earliest murals in central Europe. Originally, St. Benedict's did not have a tower; this was probably only built in the 12th century and therefore appears somewhat oversized. 
Without doubt, however, the two portraits of the founders are the most interesting. They show the Bishop of Chur and a Franconian landlord in traditional costume. This portrait is unique in Europe, as there is no comparable representation anywhere else. 

Opening hours 09.12.2024 - 30.03.2024:
Visitation: Saturday at 10.00 am. 
Prices: € 1,80 per person
Registration not required 

Guided tours only in german or italian language (Info: +39 0473 831190)
The church is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Description to arrive at destination
Approx. 100 m away from the Schleiser crossroad in Mals, there is the St. Benedict church.

You can park at the St. Benedikt car park.

Public transport

The church can be reached by taking the Vinschgau train from Merano or the bus (273) from the Reschen Pass.

09. December - 30. March
10:00 - 10:00
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