Bishop’s Palace Brixen

The crib collection

Prince-Bishop Karl Franz von Lodron had an annual nativity scene made for the court church and for his living quarters around 1800. Franz Xaver Nissl as well as Augustin Alois and Josef Benedikt Probst were employed as carvers. Both nativity scenes depict many scenes from salvation history. The small Probst nativity scene, which consists of more than 5,000 figures, tells the entire life of Jesus beyond the Christmas and Passion cycle. The Nissl crib deals with the Christmas circle and the story of suffering, intended for the Sundays of Lent. Christmas cribs from Brixen, Tyrol, Naples and Sicily complete the collection.

Art of the Middle Ages

The art collection of the Hofburg houses valuable medieval sculptures and panel paintings through to modern art from the Baroque, Classicism and Romantic periods. The core pieces of the collection are the late Romanesque Madonnas and crucifixes as well as the works of Tyrolean artists of the Middle Ages.

Areas

[Art of the Middle Ages](https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&sr=-1.54,1.52&ss=392)
[Art of the Baroque](https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&sr=-.43,-1.49&ss=206)
[Art of the Renaissance](https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&sr=-1.37,-1.38&ss=354)
[Art of the 19th . and 20th century](https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&sr=-2.96,-.01&ss=24)
[Crip Collection](https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EULc8CYQ9XZ&sr=-3.01,-.08&ss=648)

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

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