The Säben Mountain and its monastery deserve the utmost attention because of their archaeological, historical and artistical importance.
Sabiona is the emblem of the Eisack Valley, known also as the “acropolis of Tyrol”, with a very long history.
Around the year 1000 the bishopric was moved from Säben to Brixen/Bressanone. Until then, the Holy Cross Church was the cathedral of the bishopric Säben for about 400 years.
The Holy Mountain is one of the oldest pilgrimage places in Tyrol. The famous Ladin pilgrimage is already mentioned in 1503.
For 335 years, the Benedictine nuns lived at the monastery in absolute seclusion. At the end of November 2021, the nuns moved to other facilities and the complex is now administered by the Diocese of Bressanone-Bolzano.