RS bozen waltherplatz dom
RS bozen waltherplatz dom

Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral

The Cathedral near the Walther Square in Bolzano, which dates back to the 14th century, is the landmark of South Tyrol’s main town.

The history of the majestic cathedral near the Piazza Walther square in the centre of Bolzano dates back to the 5th century, when an early Christian basilica was built instead of a "Domus". On the remains of this basilica, the present Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral with its rich decorations is located. The late Gothic construction was started around 1300: Only then two centuries later, in 1519, it was completed with the construction of the 65 m high church tower according to the plans of the Augsburg cathedral master builder Burkhard Engelberg and Hans Lutz von Schussenried.

A special feature are the gargoyles and balustrades outside, which remind of Notre Dame in Paris. Inside, the cathedral houses numerous artworks, such as a Madonna portrait named "Plappermuttergottes", the Crucifixion fresco on the tower wall and the baroque Chapel of Grace. The gates, such as the Romanesque Lion Portal and the "Leitacher Törl", are also beautifully decorated. Right next door, in the old priory of the cathedral, the Cathedral Treasury can be visited. The cathedral itself, badly destroyed by bombardments during World War II, is now the Parish Church of Bolzano and the Cathedral of the Bolzano-Bressanone Diocese.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec 07:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 02 Dec 07:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 03 Dec 07:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 04 Dec 07:30 - 18:00

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/30/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

General opening hours

  • Mon 07:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 07:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 07:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 07:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 07:30 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 08:00 - 20:00

Admission

freely accessible

More information

Church service (in German language) Saturdays at 6 pm, Sundays at 10 am, in Italian language Sundays at 7 pm. Guided visits of the old town with Dome on request (Bolzano Tourist Board, phone: +39 0471 307000), guided visits of the church steeple at certain times (parish office).

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