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Millan

Millan is a well-known pilgrimage site - the Church of “Maria am Sand” rises here, the “strongest in the land”, as it was once called

At the foot of the Plose, Millan is seamlessly connected to Bressanone. Only the waters of the Isarco separate the centre from the popular residential area, which is said to be older than Bressanone itself. Millan appears in documents already in 893 AD, eight years before the first mention of Bressanone. A venerable building is the Karlsburg, called Winkelhof, the landmark of Millan. It was the only building that was spared from the French during the Coalition Wars in 1810.

The pilgrimage church of "Maria am Sand", on the other hand, was particularly frequented at the time of the plague around 1640, when people were asking for divine help against the hopeless disease. It stands on the edge of the village, while the Freinademetz Church, a modern building in the shape of a tent, can be found in the centre of Millan (Milland). Several thousand people live in this part of the municipality today. School catchment area Millan, Millan volunteer fire brigade and Max von Milland are much-heard names: The latter is a South Tyrolean singer and songwriter who has published several albums and can often be heard live.

The Karlspromenade, which is dedicated to Charles I of Austria, the last emperor of the Danube Monarchy, is ideal for a walk. As Archduke, he often stayed in Otto von Guggenberg's private clinic and used this forest path. It leads you from the pilgrimage church to the Widmann Bridge at the confluence of the Isarco and Rienza rivers: There you can cross the river to get directly to the town centre with its arcades, museums, cafés and the cathedral. In winter, it's a 15-minute bus ride to the valley station of the Plose Ski Area in Sant'Andrea, another district of Bressanone.

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