A Jewel of Art and Craftsmanship
The medieval city of Klausen/Chiusa
, which is surpassed in height by the mighty Säben/Sabiona monastery mountain, proudly calls itself the "City of Dürer." Here, where the city was the scene of intense artistic activity just a hundred years ago, is where Albrecht Dürer stopped during his journey through Italy. He exploited his portrait of the city as a background for an allegorical copper-plate engraving titled "Das Grosse Glück" ("Nemesis.")
Today, Klausen/Chiusa is still numbered among the most-beautiful of Italy's ancient cities: Its tower-studded facades, its wide alcove balconies, and the picturesque signs of its old inns and pubs were all that was needed to convince the club "I borghi piú belli d´Italia" of its worthiness. And the "Treasure of Loreto" (a singular collection of works of art) in the city museum has got to be seen to be believed..
A visit to the Säben/Sabiona convent situated on the mountain overlooking the city will provide you with a better understanding of the local culture, as well as with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. This picturesque Benedictine monastery is one of the oldest place of pilgrimage and the first bishop's residence in Tyrol.
This fortress was built around 1250. After the fire in the year 1671 the lock remained a ruin, until it was bought and rebuilt in the year 1895 by ...
The gothical building was established between 1467 and 1470 of master Jörg. From the outside on recognize the simple portal, the small pyramid-shaped ...
The church "Kapuzinerkirche" goes also back to the donation of the Spanish queen Maria Anna (1667 - 1740) in favor of Father Gabriel Pontifeser ...
Hill "Paterhügel"in Chiusa/Klausen
The famous hill "Paterhügel" rises over the garden of the Capucins. The stairway begins beside the cultural center "Albrecht Dürer", below the church ...