Marienberg Abbey

The Marienberg Abbey

Marienberg Abbey is a Benedictine Abbey (S. Benedetto di Norcia Abbey) located in the village Burgusio in Venosta valley in South Tyrol. The noble Tarasp family from Engadin founded the abbey.

High above Burgusio, at a height of 1340 meters, rests the Cloister S. Benedetto di Norcia, Europe's highest Benedictine Abbey.

The Romanesque portal of the convent church is itself a remarkable work, as are the bronze door handles.

The origins of the abbey lie in the nearby little Church of St. Stephen, which itself dates back to the 6th century, making it one of the oldest churches in continental Europe.

The oldest part is the crypt, which was consacrated in 1160. Its Romanesque frescoes have remained wonderfully preserved over the centuries.

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