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Neustift Abbey

Founded in 1142 by the Blessed Bishop Hartmann as an Augustinian Canons Abbey, it became one of the main centers of learning and art thanks to its school.
 
Neustift Abbey
 
 
The abbey complex is one of Tyrol's largest. The Romanesque abbey church was restyled in 1742 in the Baroque manner. The rotunda of the Engelsburg, once a hospice and defense structure, is truly unique. In the Gothic cloister visitors can admire the precious frescoes, while the fountain in the inner court is decorated with the wonders of the world: Neustift was supposed to be the eighth. The library in rococo style is of unique beauty. The portrait gallery hosts medieval paintings by great masters: Michael and Friedrich Pacher, Marx Reichlich. The Turkish wall dates back to tormented times. The mill, hydraulic engineering works and the wine cellar all bear witness to the economic importance of the abbey. The northernmost wine-making area in South Tyrol with famous white wines like Sylvaner, Müller Thurner and Kerner.

Abbey tours (10 or more people): 10 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM (closed on Sundays and holidays)

From November to Easter two tours for small groups of visitors are held at 11 AM and 3 PM.

From January to March the abbey is closed on Mondays.
Information and notices: Neustift Abbey, Tel. 0472 836189
 
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