Bishop’s Palace Brixen

The crib collection

Around 1800, the prince bishop Karl Franz Lodron commissioned two large cribs depicting the story of Christ and the Redemption, one for the bishop’s chapel and one for his living quarters. Both cribs illustrate numerous scenes based on evangelical stories. Franz Xaver Nissl, Augustin Alois and Josef Benedikt Probst were commissioned as wood carvers. Probst’s crib contains more than five thousand miniature figurines, all recounting the story of Christ, beginning with the Nativity and continuing to the Passion at the Cross. Nissl’s crib, depicting episodes of Christmas and the Passion, was put on display during Lent Sundays in the bishop’s chapel. Other cribs from Brixen, Tyrol, Naples and Sicily enrich this section of the museum.

Art of the Middle Ages

The collections of the Hofburg preserve precious examples of sculptures and paintings from the Medieval period as well as from the Baroque, Romantic and Classical periods. The most emblematic works, however, are the Madonnas and the Crucifixes of the late Romanesque period, the wood sculptures and the paintings by Tyrolean artists of the Middle Ages.

Areas

[Art of the Middle Ages](https://my.visim.eu/show/?applicationKey=gdx6395xeay1nmubfqkq5weqd&m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&play=1&lang=de&title=0&help=0&mpskin=etq3wn1hz3&sr=-1.54,1.52&ss=392)
[Art of the Baroque](https://my.visim.eu/show/?applicationKey=gdx6395xeay1nmubfqkq5weqd&m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&play=1&lang=de&title=0&help=0&mpskin=etq3wn1hz3&sr=-.43,-1.49&ss=206)
[Art of the Renaissance](https://my.visim.eu/show/?applicationKey=gdx6395xeay1nmubfqkq5weqd&m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&play=1&lang=de&title=0&help=0&mpskin=etq3wn1hz3&sr=-1.37,-1.38&ss=354)

Dome treasure

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Bishop’s wing

Peter Fellin - Meditations

The exhibition in the Hofburg juxtaposes works by Peter Fellin with selected works from the collection of the Diocesan Museum.

Dome treasure

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Baroque art

In the baroque era, altar statues by Adam Baldauf and oil paintings by Stefan Kessler, Ulrich Glantschnigg, Franz Sebald Unterberger and Paul Troger come to the fore.

Peter Fellin - Meditations

The exhibition in the Hofburg juxtaposes works by Peter Fellin with selected works from the collection of the Diocesan Museum.

Renaissance art

In the local art, the renaissance started rather slowly at the beginning of the 16th century. Examples of this are in the collection of the Diocesan Museum an Adoration of the Kings by Michael Parth, who came from Bavaria, and the panel paintings attributed to Sebastian Scheel with the miracle at the grave of St. Anthony and the Birth of Mary as well as the altar wings from the Bruneck Ursuline monastery painted by Vigil Raber from Sterzing.

19th and 20th century art

The extensive Siegfried Unterberger collection shows paintings by Tyrolean artists from the 19th century, including works by Franz von Defregger, Albin Egger-Lienz and Alexander Koester.

Madonna in 3D

Explore [here](https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/12th-century-maria-statue-from-hofburg-museum-a0b67ed7bafb435786ba62b545f8c84f) the 3D-Model