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Säben Monastery

From the famous Treasure of Loreto to the always changing special exhibits: Here a unique collection of art and centrepieces!
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.
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Opening hours | Churches & Säben Monastery
  1. Branzoll Castle: private property, not to be visited
  2. Gnadenkapelle (Grace Chapel): open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, free access
  3. Church of Our Lady: an archaeological and historical documentation is available to the public, free access.
    Opening times: from July until October every Tuesday from 2 pm to 5 pm.
  4. Monastery Church: currently closed
  5. Holy Cross Abbey: Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, free access. An archaeological and historical documentation is available to the public.
  6. Monastery: currently not open for public

     

Good to know
The Säben Monastery is reachable only by foot, along the trail Kreuzweg (30 minutes) or the Säben Promenade (40 minutes).