Innichen Abbey

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The collegiate church from the east

The Innichen Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery (OSB) and former collegiate monastery in Innichen in South Tyrol , Italy . The monastery includes the still preserved collegiate church of Saints Candidus and Korbinian and the associated monastery complex, which includes the old chapter house, in which - until the move to the nearby Peter-Paul-Rainer-Strasse 19 - was the monastery museum .


The Benedictine monastery of St. Candidus was founded in 769 by the Bavarian Duke Tassilo III. founded as a base for the Slavic mission. In addition, he gave the abbot Atto of St. Peter in Scharnitz the place India (Innichen), also called Campo Gelau ( Toblacher Feld ), including the area from the Tesido brook (Taisten or Casies brook ) to the Slavic border, i.e. to the rivolum montis Anarasi (brook from Anraser Berg), as the respective western and eastern borders of the San Candido monastery area. When Atto became Bishop of Freising in 783, Innichen came to the Freising Monastery and remained there until 1803. Around 1140 the monastery was converted into a collegiate monastery. The construction of the collegiate church began in 1143 and around 1280 the collegiate church received its present shape. After a fire in 1200, the church was rebuilt and consecrated in 1284. The bell tower was added between 1323 and 1326.


  • Egon Kühebacher : The collegiate foundation for the Saints Candidus and Korbinian of Innichen . In: Hannes Obermair , Klaus Brandstätter and Emanuele Curzel (eds.): Cathedral and collegiate pens in the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino region in the Middle Ages and modern times . Wagner, Innsbruck 2006, ISBN 978-3-7030-0403-2 , pp. 193-204 .
  • Egon Kühebacher: Church and museum of Innichen Abbey . In: Companion and guide when viewing the cultural monuments and works of art of the oldest Tyrolean monastery . Athesia, Bozen 1993, ISBN 88-7014-721-5 .
  • Heinz Wieser: Innichen Abbey was founded 1250 years ago . In: Der Schlern , vol. 93, 2019, issue 2, pp. 68–73.
  • Erika Dobler: The portal wall on the south side of the San Candido collegiate church . In: Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte 25 (1972), pp. 177–186.
  • Erika Dobler: To the rood screen problem and the south portal at the collegiate church of Innichen . In: Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte 28 (1974), pp. 185–187.

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Individual evidence

  1. Gottlieb v. Ankershofen: Document regests for the history of Carinthia , in: Archive for Austrian History 1, 1848
  2. Martin Bitschnau , Hannes Obermair : Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Department: The documents on the history of the Inn, Eisack and Pustertal valleys. Volume 1: By the year 1140 . Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2009, ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8 , p. 30-31, No. 50 .
  3. Peter Anreiter : The burner . In: onenological information / NI 109/110 (2017), p. 23 ( PDF, 364 KB ).

Coordinates: 46 ° 43 '58.23 "  N , 12 ° 16' 58.1"  O