With their plain and simple architectural styles, the churches that were erected for the Franciscan and the Capuchin orders during the counter-reformation stand out against the traditionally wealthy and culturally rich monasteries. Franciscan friar Vitus Rastpichler from the Ötztal valley designed the minster consecrated in 1967 by the Prince-Bishop of Bressanone/Brixen. By deliberately omitting a high bell tower, complex vaults and ceiling frescoes, he paid tribute to the ideal of poverty. At the entrance to the nave, a small chapel dedicated to St. Anthony can be used for private prayers and services. The monks originally performed their chants up in the choir loft. Only a fragment of the original church decor has been preserved to the present day, among them large oil paintings on the side altars and images of the Franciscan saints on the south wall. The altars in use today are elegant works from the Rococo period. In a careful two-year restoration project which began in 1992, the original appearance of the abbey was partially restored, and in 1994 it won the Europa Nostra Award for cultural heritage conservation.