The medieval tour of the town winds through the narrow alleys of Klausen.
Start and finish of the tour: Klausen, Marktplatz Time: 1:00 hour Distance: 1.6km Difference in altitude: 10m Max. altitude: 531m
The medieval tour of the town starts at the Marktplatz (market square) in the north of Klausen. Through the city gate the tour goes on to the upper part of town, this alley leads in a southerly direction to the lower part of town and the Tinneplatz. On over the Tinnebach bridge as far as the Kapuzinergarten. Back over the bridge then turn left to the Rossmarkt and over the Gerbergasse to the Säben rise. Further on to the lower town to the Färbergasse and back along the Eisack promenade to the Marktplatz. When driving quickly by, the small town of Klausen, wedged in the Eisack valley between the state road and the Brenner motorway, is often overlooked, entirely without justification. The centre of the town actually offers an astounding abundance of medieval architectural treasures. Therefore whoever undertakes this medieval tour of the town, should take enough time to immerse themselves in the history of Klausen. There is plenty to see, for instance, the crypt chapel, the parish church, the old town hall, to mention but a few. And whoever gets tired walking can find refreshment behind the old façades of the cafés and inns.
Special features along the trail:
The small artists’ town of Klausen impresses with its medieval architectural treasures, narrow town houses along the river Eisack promenade, the houses built into cliffes, castellated façades, wide bay windows and old inn signs. The Loreto treasure in the town museum is especially worth seeing, as is the Säben monastery (a short hike of 40 minutes along the Säben Promenade trail)
How to get there: take the motorway A 22 as far as the exit for Klausen. Car park: Klausen, near to the Marktplatz. Public transport: by rail as far as Klausen.