Raas

The holiday area Natz-Schabs

With its five villages Natz, Schabs, Raas, Aicha and Viums, the community lies on a high plateau above the Eisacktal basin and the city of Bressanone. In Natz-Schabs, fruit growing is an important economic activity, as you can easily recognize during your holiday at the many apple orchards with different varieties. Wine also thrives on the high plateau. During Törggelen in autumn, you can taste the new, sweet wine – called Suser – with fresh chestnuts.

The Tirolerhof is located in the small village Raas. Here are many destinations open to you, because in 10 minutes you are already in the cathedral city of Bressanone, in half an hour you reach Vipiteno or Bolzano.

Brixen Cathedral

In the middle of the picturesque episcopal city of Brixen lies the historically valuable cathedral built in 980 AD. Over the years, the building was redesigned several times, today’s Baroque building dates back to the 18th century. At that time, the cathedral was decorated with frescoes and paintings by Paul Troger from Welsberg, a classicistic vestibule by Jakob Pircherstaller, a new high altar by Theodor Benedetti and a late gothic Madonna. Next to the cathedral you will also find the remarkable Romanesque-Gothic cloister with the beautiful, square courtyard and the elaborate frescoes.

 

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Neustift
Monastery Neustift

The Augustinian cloister Neustift in Vahrn with the late Baroque collegiate church describes itself as an active and living monastery. Bishop Hartmann von Brixen founded it in 1142 and over the years the monastery was endowed with a number of treasures of great value in the history of art. In addition to the collegiate church, this includes the valuable library, the Gothic cloister, the Pinakothek, the grave of the minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein and the miracle fountain in the courtyard, which, in addition to the seven wonders of the world, represents the monastery as the eighth. The monastery Neustift is also one of the most important wineries in South Tyrol, with top wines such as the Müller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Kerner.

Säben Monastery

High above Klausen, the majestic Säben Monastery towers over a mighty rock called the Holy Mountain. Already settled in the Neolithic period, the monastery is one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Tyrol and from here the Christian faith is said to have spread throughout South Tyrol. Since the 17th century, the monastery has been inhabited by Benedictine nuns and at times was also a bishop’s seat. The monastery can be reached directly from the center of Klausner via a crossroads and a promenade. Four churches belong to the monastery building and are a popular destination for pilgrims: the Liebfrauenkirche, the Marienkappelle, the Abbey Church and the Holy Cross Church. The monastery itself is not accessible because of the strict cloister of the Benedictines.

 

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Festung
Fortress Franzensfeste

From 1832 to 1838, the strongest fortification in Europe at that time, the Fortress Franzensfeste, was built by some up to 4,500 men. Named after Emperor Franz I, the castle consists of a labyrinth of corridors and staircases and was definitely a logistical masterpiece for those days. The technically soon outdated fortress was never a theater of war, but was mainly used as a weapons warehouse. Today, the fortress often hosts events and exhibitions and can also be visited with a guided tour.