Klausen – an artist’s city with charm
Colourful corners, historic pub signs and wonderful housefronts – no wonder that Klausen won the title of prettiest old town of Italy. Even the artist Albrecht Durer felt at home here. During your stay here you should have a stroll down the little lanes, drink a coffee in the openair and sit back and watch the goings on in this middle aged small city.
During the Summer, the „Long Thursday“ invites to a wander around the old town accompanied by music and why not try some of the local dishes too?. On the last two weekends in September and the beginning of October, Klausen becomes a dining room for the traditional „Gassl.Törggelen“. The first chestnuts are roasted and the new wine can be tasted under a cloudless sky. During Advent the city takes on a quieter role with its medieval Christmas market (on weekends from end of November to end of December).
Klausen is overlooked by imposing rocks on which the convent „Kloster Säben“ stands. This is one of the oldest pilgrimage areas in South Tyrol. A steep path leads up to the convent area and it takes about 40 minutes by foot, but it is well worth the trip. The three churches are opened daily in July and August and once a week there is a tour around the convent free of charge.
The city has its own museum which is open from the end of March to the end of October. Here you can get a glimpse of the famous Loreto jewels – a unique collection of artwork from Spanish and Italian artists of the 16th and 17th centuries.
And if you prefer something a bit more sporty, then get on down to the outdoor pool in Klausen! The pool is open fom the end of May to the beginning of September (Mon to Fri entrance is free with the KlausenCard).
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