Imperial Palace in Bressanone - Atmospheric courtyard & location of the Diocesan museum - Bishop's Palace Brixen Bressanone

Imperial Palace in Bressanone

Atmospheric courtyard and location of the Diocesan museum

In this exact spot the Prince Bishops of Brixen commissioned the construction of their fortified castle (called Hofburg) in the XIII century. The following centuries brought about numerous revisions to the structure.
Around 1600 the splendid renaissance-style interior courtyard was created and decorated with bronze overlaid terracotta statues by Hans Reichle, the celebrated sculptor from Augsburg. During that same period, the meeting rooms of the grand chancery were decorated with ample heraldic adornments.
Around 1706 Caspar Ignaz (Count Künigl) began the Baroque renovation of the palace. It was then that the bishop’s chapel and the imperial wing with its majolica stoves were built; and the ceilings adorned with either paintings by Kaspar Waldmann and Antonio Gresta, or lavish plaster embellishments. Tapestries and the historic furnishings were added as well. In keeping with the fashions of the time, one room was converted into a Chinese cabinet.
Hofburgplatz / Piazza Palazzo Vescovile 2
39042 Brixen / Bressanone
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Bressanone Cathedral
Bressanone Cathedral
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Cloister
Cloister
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Abbazia di Novacella
Abbazia di Novacella
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Fortezza
Fortezza
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