Klausen / Chiusa

Chiusa/Klausen lies in the heart of the holiday region of the Valle Isarco/Eisack Valley and is towered over by the beautiful Sabiona Monastery. Located southwards of the city Bressanone/Brixen, Chiusa/Klausen is surrounded by vineyards, sunny fields and forests. The holiday area leads up to the Sarntal Alps, from where you have a great view on the Dolomites of the Valle Isarco/Eisack Valley.  Besides the town itself, the municipality of Chiusa/Klausen also comprises the villages of Verdignes/Verdings and Lazfons/Latzfons.

The historical centre of Chiusa/Klausen

Chiusa/Klausen is also known as the city of artists and for many it is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Albrecht Dürer also stopped here and his copperplate engraving "Nemesis - The Great Joy" offers a splendid panoramic view of the city. For hundreds of years Chiusa/Klausen has been a popular destination for artists and poets.

In the medieval town houses, between the charming alleys of the old town, there are many shops that invite you to shopping - here you can find clothes of all colors, local handicrafts and delicious specialties of the region. A pleasant walk along the beautiful Promenades of Chiusa/Klausen is a must for a relaxing holiday.  

Hiking in the surroundings of Chiusa/Klausen

Do not miss the short excursion to the rock spur enthroned by the Sabiona Monastery. Here you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. The Sabiona Monastery itself is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Tyrol. Moreover, during the excursions you can admire beautiful rural mountain farms.

Especially in summer, Chiusa/Klausen is an ideal starting point for more challenging hikes - for example to the Holy Cross of Lazfons. In winter, some hotels also offer snowshoeing tours in the snow.

Events in Valle Isarco/Eisack Valley

During your autumn holiday you have to try the Törggelen, a traditional evening in one of the local restaurants of the region. In addition, you can enjoy traditional events such as the Chestnut Days or the Gassltörggelen at Chiusa/Klausen.