RS brixen weisser turm st michaels kirche
RS brixen weisser turm st michaels kirche

White Tower Museum

The St. Michael Parish Church in Bressanone houses a small but fine museum in its 72 m high White Tower

If you look from the surrounding area on the bishop's town of Bressanone, you will recognise the double towers of the Bressanone Cathedral and the White Tower of the St. Michael Parish Church: These buildings, visible from afar, are the landmarks of the town of Bressanone in the Isarco Valley. The current shape of the White Tower dates back to 1459 and its name is quickly explained: Its light-coloured stones are covered by an even lighter brick tower roof, which appears almost white.

Inside there is a small interesting museum known as "Museum im Weissen Turm" in German and "Museo nella Torre Bianca" in Italian language: It explains the significance of the White Tower as a town and parish tower using various models and also shows miniature bells, the contents of the tower ball and tower clocks and explains the tasks of the tower and fire guards.

The four oriels still visible today were in fact used as rooms for the tower guard, who was active until the 1930s before the start of WWII. And how to reach the museum? As mentioned above, it is located in the tower of the Bressanone Parish Church on the parish square, about 100 m from the Cathedral. A short walk leads from the car park to the tower. The carillon sounds daily at 11 am. In the warm months, a guided tour is offered every Saturday - you may combine a visit with a hike on the Chestnut Trail which leads also past the Sabiona Monastery above the town of Chiusa.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr closed
  • Sat 27 Apr 10:30 - 11:30
  • Sun 28 Apr closed
  • Mon 29 Apr closed
  • Tue 30 Apr closed
  • Wed 01 May closed

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Guided tour - spring 2024 (30/03/2024 - 08/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:30 - 11:30
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Guided tour - summer 2024 (15/06/2024 - 07/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:30 - 11:30
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Guided tour - autumn 2024 (14/09/2024 - 26/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:30 - 11:30
  • Sun closed

Admission

guided tour:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 5.00 children (6-15 years)

free for children under 6 years

More information

The museum is accessible from the end of March to the end of October every Saturday at 10.30 am during a guided tour (in German/Italian language, 1 hour, min. 5 and max. 20 persons for the individual visit, min. 10 and max. 20 persons for the group visit), reservation at the Bishop's Palace: +39 0472 830505. Furthermore, it stays open all year round for groups by calling +39 0472 830505.

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