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Chiusa - Klausen

The medieval village of Chiusa with its narrow alleys is characterized by a typical South Tyrolean atmosphere, and is dominated by the fortress of Sabiona with the convent of the same name, one of the first pilgrimage destinations in Tyrol. The crenellated facades of the buildings, the large bay windows, the coats of arms of the inns will fascinate those who want to get lost in its narrow alleys, which find their breath only near the two main squares, that of the church and Piazza Tinne.
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About the village

Chiusa/Klausen is located along the course of the river Isarco and historically is customs town. The municipal territory, dominated by the Sabiona monastery (Säben, in germna), was already inhabited before Christ. Here we find the graves of both the period of the networks that the Germanic period. The toponym closed derives from the latin "Clausa", clusa, that means "closed a course of water", in this case of the Isarco River. Gudon, Lazfons, Pratello, Verdins and the little town of artists of closed form the municipality of closed in the heart of the Valle Isarco. Vineyards and chestnut groves lie on the sunny slopes and constitute, together with the cliffs, the scattered farmsteads, to green pastures and the characteristics locality, an image is truly unique. The medieval village of closed with its narrow lanes is characterized by the typical atmosphere of South Tyrol, and is known as the "city of Dürer". Several centuries ago was the scene of a lively artistic life and the great master Albrecht Durer lived precisely in this beautiful village during his journey to Italy in 1494. From a point particularly scenic, today equipped with the "Stone of Dürer", the artist painted the portrait "Das große Glück", to which closed made from background. The crenellated facades of buildings, the large bay windows, the coats of arms of the inns fascinate anyone who wants to get lost in its narrow alleys, who find breath only near the two main squares, the Church Square and Tinne Square.

Village of Chiusa
Municipality of Chiusa / Klausen
Province of Bolzano / Bozen
Trentino-Alto Adige region

Population: 5,220
Pop. foreign resident: 331

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Via Roma 1 - phone +39 0472-858222


= distances as the crow flies


  • It runs on the A22 Brenner motorway: from the north via Innsbruck-Brennero-Chiusa. From the south via Verona-Bozen-Chiusa (Klausen / Chiusa exit).


  • Bolzano station


  • Bolzano airport

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= distances as the crow flies


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From the blog

The Krampus are goat men with long pointed horns. Their skin is covered with a thick sheep fur, the face is hidden behind a terrifying wooden mask and dressed in dirty and untidy rags. Their arrival is announced by violent cowbells, sinister grins and chilling screams. Krampus roam the streets with whips and chains. Their mission is to unleash their anger against whoever they encounter on their way but above all they are looking for children who have been bad during the year, to punish them.

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