LogoSouth Tyrol - The other side of Italy
Plan a route here
Church

Augustinian Monastery of Novacella

Church · Eisacktal/Südtirol
Responsible for this content
Brixen
  • Monastery Neustift with vineyards
    / Monastery Neustift with vineyards
    Photo: (c) Georg Bühler, Kloster Neustift, Brixen
  • Monastery of Novacella
    / Monastery of Novacella
    Photo: Kloster Neustift, Brixen
  • / Library
    Photo: Kloster Neustift, Brixen
  • / Monastery of Novacella
    Photo: Kloster Neustift, Brixen
  • / Monastery of Novacella
    Photo: Kloster Neustift, Brixen
  • / Winter
    Photo: Kloster Neustift, Brixen

Monastery of Novacella was founded by the blessed bishop Hartmann in 1142 as an Augustinian monastery. Thanks to its monastery school it became one of the most important centre of education and art. In 1742 the monastery was the largest in Tyrol, the Romanesque abbey church of Abbazia di Novacella was redesigned in Baroque style. Unique at  the monastery of Novacella is the round building of Castello dell'Angelo, former hostel and defence facility. The Gothic cloister benefits from valuable frescoes, while the well in the courtyard depicts the wonders of the world. The 8th wonder is said to be Novacella. The Rococo library of the monastery  of Novacella is uniquely beautiful, the Pinacoteca houses medieval paintings by outstanding masters Michael and Friedrich Pacher and Marx Reichlich. The Turkish wall dates back to turbulent times. The mill, water buildings and wine cellar point to the economic importance of the monastery. The area around the monastery is the northernmost winegrowing region of Italy with the well-known white wines Sylvaner, Müller-Thurgau and Kerner.

Other information about the monastery of Novacella

Visit without guide
from Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm

The historical garden: The historical garden is situated at the entrance to the monastery complex. It reopened in summer 2004 following extensive restoration work. The monastery garden can be visited indipendently from Thuersday to Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

The monastery of Novacella is closed on Sundays and Catholic Holidays. 

Coordinates

DD
46.743287, 11.648980
DMS
46°44'35.8"N 11°38'56.3"E
UTM
32T 702348 5180045
w3w 
///ignites.repute.password
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Routes to this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
12.7 km
3:30 h
380 m
380 m
7.1 km
1:50 h
32 m
32 m
Show in map

Nearby Points of Interest

 These suggestions were created automatically.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Augustinian Monastery of Novacella

Phone +39 0472 836189
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
Features
Maps and trails
  • 2 Routes nearby
Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
Hike&Wine: Bressanone
easy
12.7 km
3:30 h
380 m
380 m

1
from Norbert Kofler,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
From Brixen to the Neustift Monastery
7.1 km
1:50 h
32 m
32 m

from Brixen Tourismus,   Brixen
  • 2 Routes nearby