A holiday in the Dolomites at the Eisack, in Klausen in Italy

Klausen, the charming medieval town

Even Albrecht Dürer fell in love with the town of Klausen on the banks of the Eisack in 1494 and, to this day, the pretty little town has lost none of its charm: Beautiful facades, Gothic churches, traditional inns and a picturesque landscape characterize the city. It was also Albrecht Dürer who made Klausen in Italy famous as an artist’s town by his engraving "Das große Glück", in which the Greek goddess Nemesis hovers over Klausen standing on a sphere.

Today, the historic centre of Chiusa in Italy with its narrow streets and beautiful town houses invites you to enjoy a leisurely stroll.

The fact that a holiday in Klausen is guaranteed to be varied, is ensured not only by the various artistic and cultural treasures to be admired, but also by the landscape itself. Chestnut groves and vineyards cling to the sunny slopes and invite you to take leisurely walks and hiking tours along them. A walk up to the Säben monastery, the landmark of Klausen, should be part of your holiday plans.

What’s more: Klausen in South Tyrol is now also known as one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy.

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Accommodation Valle Isarco / Eisacktal

Chiusa in Italy
Chiusa - Panorama

The Säben convent

It is one of the most outstanding sights of South Tyrol: the Säben convent near Klausen in Italy - the landmark of the city. Similar to a castle and surrounded by countless hills with vineyards, it lies high above the medieval town on a prominent rock. Since the convent is still inhabited by nuns to this day, only the three churches and the chapel are open to the public. The Säben convent can only be reached on foot via the Way of the Cross, which passes by the castle of Branzoll. The walking time is approximately 30 minutes. Another walk goes by the Säbener Promenade and leads up to the convent in approximately 40 minutes.

Curious? Here’s what Klausen looks like

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