Even the famous painter Albrecht Dürer once sojourned in Chiusa/Klausen
, which was promoted in the nineteenth century as the City of Artists. The medieval town situated on the Isarco/Eisack River has been shaped by a turbulent history. The mansions, city center and city walls testify to this – as does the Benedictine Säben Abbey, perched atop Säben Hill above the city walls. Like Vipiteno
, Chiusa was one of only three municipalities in South Tyrol added to the list of Italy’s most beautiful small towns.
Enjoying the Dolomites
Chiusa, the gateway to the Dolomites of the Eisacktal, is the starting point for many hiking and walking trails
up that lead up to the villages and hamlets of Barbiano/Barbian
An extensive network of trails can also be found in Chiusa’s
mountains and tributary valleys. Whether hiking and relaxing in the Dolomites of the Eisacktal, experiencing the Törggelen
tradition or visiting cultural sites, the City of Artists carries visitors on a diverse and romantic journey into the past.