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.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 19 Jun 07:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 07:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 07:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 22 Jun closed
  • Sun 23 Jun 08:00 - 20:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 07:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 07:30 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 08:00 - 20:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:00 - 20:00

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • 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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Admission

freely accessible

More information

Church service (in German language) Saturdays at 6 pm, on Sundays and church holidays at 10 am. Church service (in Italian language) on Sundays and church holidays at 7 pm.

The Bolzano Cathedral stays open all year round, closed on Saturdays.

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