The Abbey of Novacella was founded in 1140 and it is located three kilometers to the north of Brixen.
The Abbey is a stunning chef-d'oeuvre of architecture and decorative arts.
The monastery still maintains itself economically through the boarding school, the convention centre and the cultivation and sales of agricultural products from culinary herbs and fruit to wines.
Wines from the Novacella/Neustift vineyards and monastery winery are famous throughout the world and have scooped the most coveted awards.
ps: The monastery is raising restoration funds. I found informations only in German here and here.