The Benedictine Abbey of Marienberg, lies in the green of the hills near Burgusio in Val Venosta, and is an excellent example of Romanesque style in the Alps.
Benedictine fries founded the Abbey in the XII century in the same place where a little chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary lay.
In 1647 the building had been restored according o the baroque style. However it still preserves its Romanesque portal, the stucco of the Madonna and the Child of the beginning of 1400 and the ancient crypt.
A real jewel are the frescoes Maiestas Domini and Heavenly Jerusalem in the crypt, considered to the among the finest in Europe.
How to arrive to Benedictine Abbey of Marienberg
The abbey is situated on a mountain side at 1350 m above sea level near the village Burgeis in the Vinschgau Valley in the boarder triangel Italy - Svizzerland - Austria. Parking There is an parking space for cars and tour buses along the road to Schlinig, 100 m from the abbey.
Museum 15th March - 31st October / 27th December - 5th January
Every first Wednesday of the month
10 am in German language
11 am in Italian language
Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, except on church festivals
Crypt 15th March - 31st October
Monday 15.30 pm in German language
Thursday 10.30 am in German language
Saturday 15.30 pm in German language
in July and August
Monday and Friday at 14.30 pm in Italian language
Tuesday and Thursday at 11.30 am in Italian language
Library 15th March - 31st October
Wednesday at 15.30 pm
Friday at 10.30 am
in July and August
Wednesday at 14.30 pm in Italian language
Friday at 11.30 am in Italian language
Opening hours abbey portal
Monday - Saturday: 9.00 am - 11.30 am and 2.00 pm – 5.00 p
Sunday: rest day
Adults: € 5,50
Children under the age of 14 free
Students: € 3,00
Groups: € 4,50
Other Guided Tours:
Guided tour in the curch including museum: € 7,50
Guided tour in the library including museum: € 10,50
Guided tour in the crypt including museum: € 10,50
Possible combinations of the guided tours and their prices on request.
For further information
Benedictine Abbey of Marienberg
BZ - Italy