Malles (It.), klooster Marienberg. Foto/Photo: TES.

Marienberg Abbey

Romanesque buildings (monasteries, castles and a few secular buildings) can also be seen in South Tyrol  (see, for example, the Alpine Romanesque Road/ Alpine Strasse der Romanik,

The Benedictine Abbey of Marienberg in the village of Malles was originally located in Tarasp (Canton of Graubünden). It was founded in the 11th century. In the twelfth century, it moved to its present location for logistical reasons.

The monastery went through various difficult and glorious times but still functions as a monastic community and museum nowadays. In 1807, the curtain seemed to have fallen,  but the monastery reopened in 1816.