Seminary of Brixen/Bressanone

Hearing God's call since 1607

The Seminary of Brixen/Bressanone is located in the heart of the old town on the "Seminarplatz" directly behind the Brixen Cathedral. For more than 400 years it has been the training centre for future Catholic priests of the diocese of Bozen-Brixen. Its historical library and the Holy Cross Church are masterpieces of late Baroque architecture. The seminary also rents out rooms to guests throughout the year, who can find peace and quiet in this ecclesiastical house.


Seminarplatz 4
39042 Brixen (BZ)
T +39 0472 271011
F +39 0472 271141

VATIN: IT 00414770214
Recipient code: T042HR3



Porter's Lodge Office Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:45pm
Saturday 7:30am-5:30pm
Sunday closed

Attention: Arrivals outside of the porter's lodge opening times are only possible by prior arrangement.

Whoever wants to bring light into the world becomes an electrician - or a priest.

"Werk für geistliche Berufe" - Bishopric of Aachen

seminarians from Tanzania and India will be studying in Brixen in 2021
diocesan priests have been ordained since 2000
incumbent bishops studied in Brixen
ordinations in the record year of 1965
staff are employed in the Seminary

Piety and science

During their training the seminarians further develop their human, intellectual and spiritual qualities and abilities. The Seminary is closely linked to the Philosophical-Theological Academy Brixen, which is a higher education institution that offers courses of theology, philosophy and religious education. The academy is located on the premises. Lecture halls and conference rooms can be rented throughout the year based on availability.