Convent with a difficult history. It was first inhabited by Augustinian monks, then pillaged during the farmer's war (1525), destroyed during the Napoleonic wars and discontinued during the Bavarian government in 1807. In 1845 the Emperor of Austria donates the convent to the Benedictine order of Muri in Switzerland. The main nucleus with the keep dates back to the 13th century, commissioned by the counts Morit-Grafenstein; it holds an interesting nativity crib museum, a famous wine cellar and a nice cloister. The church is dedicated to Saint Augustine and was built in the baroque style with a single nave (1769-71) and it houses an important cycle of frescoes from the baroque period (nave and dome) and seven altar pieces by the famous Tyrolean artist Martin Knoller.
How to Get There From the south (Verona / Trento) – From the north (Brennero): “Bolzano Sud” motorway exit - towards Gries, then turn left into Via Roma. Take the second exit off the roundabout for Ponte Roma; go straight on for "Corso Italia" and turn left at the fifth traffic light of Piazza Mazzini into Corso Libertá. You will find Monastery Cellar Muri-Gries at the end of Corso Libertá . From the west (Merano): “MEBO” exit (“Merano-Bolzano” clearway) Appiano-Caldaro - Bolzano Direction / Hospital. Turn left into Via Merano and turn right at the first traffic light into Via Lorenz Böhler. Go straight on past the hospital, continuing along Via Vittorio Veneto until you reach Piazza Gries. Monastery Cellar Muri-Gries is on the left at the end of the square.
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