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Klausen: Monastery, art & chestnuts

The municipality Klausen is located in the South Tyrolean holiday region Eisacktal, south of the venerable monastery Säben. Today, this ancient convent is inhabited by nuns and it is also used as educational center.

The nice city has a good reputation as meeting point for artists. Apart from the monastery, it offers many other sights and obviously also lots of recommendable restaurants, where gourmets surely get their money’s worth.

Klausen has always attracted artists and poets and it has often been a motive for paintings, pictures, stories and songs. The picturesque city is situated between the rock of Säben and the course of the river Eisack. The townscape is characterized by beautiful and colorful facades, overtopped by gothic churches. And there are many traditional restaurants and inns, which always housed many famous guests.

Klausen’s capuchin monks

Legend has it, that in the former capuchin monastery once there was the mythical treasure of Loreto. Today, the monastery is open for the public, as well as the pinacotheca and the modern gallery of the museum.

From the capuchin’s hill directly next to the monastery and its garden, you have a wonderful view to the city and the valley. All around, the wonderful landscape invites you to stroll, hike, marvel… and to stay. Old and winding paths lead to the castle Branzoll, to the monastery Säben, to the nice villages Pardell, Verdings, Latzfons or Gufidaun, passing by rustic farms, lush and green meadows and dense forests

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