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Holidays in Brixen: Tyrol’s oldest city

The nice town Brixen is situated in the first larger valley bottom of Eisacktal south of the Brenner Pass. It is considered to be the oldest town of the historical region of Tyrol.

Hofburg Brixen
Hofburg Brixen

In front of the Hofburg Brixen there is an inviting park with fountain, shady trees and sitting areas.

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Municipal building of Brixen
Municipal building of Brixen

The municipal building of Brixen is situated on the cathedral square and was built in 1911 as the municipal administration seat.

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The Hofburg in Brixen
The Hofburg in Brixen

Prince-bishop Cardinal Andreas from Austria began the renovation of the building in 1595.

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For many years the bishops have been living here and today, you can still find some signs giving proof of the former glory and treasures originating from different art epochs: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Biedermeier as well as Classicism and Art nouveau.

Highlights in and around Brixen

Throughout the episcopal city you can discover innumerable interesting and old buildings giving evidence of the glorious past: First and foremost, the Episcopal stronghold, the majestic cathedral and the surrounding buildings, the St. John's basilica, the parish church, the Hofburg, Neustift monastery and the wonderful Gothic cloister.

The landscape around Brixen is characterised above all by chestnut trees and vineyards, which play a very important role during the traditional harvest festivities in autumn. The whole year round, the area in the middle of the holiday region Eisacktal offers many cultural and culinary specialities, but it is also the right place if you like sports.

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Ski area Plose
Ski area Plose

Ski area Plose

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Ski area Plose
Ski area Plose

Ski area Plose

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Ski area Plose
Ski area Plose

Ski area Plose

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Ski area Plose
Ski area Plose

Ski area Plose

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Ski area Plose
Ski area Plose

Ski area Plose

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Ski area Plose
Ski area Plose

Ski area Plose

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Ski fun on Mt. Plose

The local mountain of Brixen is the 2,500 m high Mt. Plose. This mountain guarantees many hours of sun, impressive views and in winter, of course, fantastic ski fun. 8 lift facilities and about 45 km of ski runs and the 9 km long Trametsch slope – this longest ski run in South Tyrol – are waiting for you.

Without any doubt, the ski huts of Plose ski area are inviting too. For all those, who prefer other activities than skiing, there is a comfortable toboggan run to Rossalm hut. If you do not like winter sports at all, you can visit the centre of Brixen with many shops, restaurants and bars or relaxing in the pools and saunas of Acquarena.

Recommended accommodations:

Waldheim Alpine Appartements
Dorf 172 - 39042 - Brixen
+39 0472 521316
contact@waldheim-afers.com
www.waldheim-afers.com
Hotel & Appartements Traube
Runggadgasse 24 - 39042 - Brixen
+39 0472 833689
info@hotelbrixen.it
www.hotelbrixen.it
Municipal building of Brixen
Municipal building of Brixen

The municipal building of Brixen is situated on the cathedral square and was built in 1911 as the municipal administration seat.

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Cathedral of Brixen
Cathedral of Brixen

The cathedral in Brixen was once the most influential prince-bishopric and the bishop residence until recently.

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City centre of Brixen
City centre of Brixen

Under the arcades in the historical centre of Brixen, visitors are offered countless shops.

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Historical centre of Brixen
Historical centre of Brixen

Cathedral and millenium column.

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Brixen
Brixen

On the central square in Brixen, many festivals attract numerous visitors from near and far.

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Archeological path in Elvas
Archeological path in Elvas

The archeological path goes from Stufels to Elvas. Here, you can learn more about the hsitory of Brixen from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages.

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Blick over Brixen
Blick over Brixen

From Elvas, you have a wonderful view over the city of Brixen.

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The moat of the Hofburg
The moat of the Hofburg

The Hofburg is surrounded by a castle moat, which is still filled with water in the south and east.

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Skiing area Plose
Skiing area Plose

The skiing area is situated near Brixen

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Christmas market in Brixen
Christmas market in Brixen

The Christmas market in the historical centre offers magical scents, great gift ideas and much more.

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Christmas market in Brixen
Christmas market in Brixen

At Christmas, there is a wonderful small Christmas market in the centre of Brixen for families.

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Christmas market in Brixen
Christmas market in Brixen

At Christmas, the cathedral square in Brixen is decorated with festive market stalls.

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Springtime in Brixen
Springtime in Brixen

In the surroundings of Hofburg in Brixen, the trees are flowering and the mild spring air is ideal for beautiful walks.

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Cathedral in Brixen
Cathedral in Brixen

On the cathedral square in Brixen, exciting events are taking place time and time again.

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Springtime in Brixen
Springtime in Brixen

In spring, the landscape around Brixen becomes a sea of colourful flowers.

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Spring hike in Brixen
Spring hike in Brixen

The mild climate in Brixen guarantees ideal conditions for hikes and bike tours in spring.

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Apple blossom in Brixen
Apple blossom in Brixen

In spring, the numerous apple trees in the surroundings of Brixen are flowering and offer a wonderful nature spectacle.

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Acquarena Brixen
Acquarena Brixen

The fitness and wellness centre is offered on a surface of 12,000 m² and offers water fun and relaxation 365 days a year.

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Hofburg Brixen
Hofburg Brixen

Until 1973, the Hofburg was the residence of the bishops of Brixen. Today, the castle accommodates the Diocesan Museum and the Diocesan Archive.

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Hofburg Brixen
Hofburg Brixen

In front of the Hofburg Brixen there is an inviting park with fountain, shady trees and sitting areas.

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Sacred art in the Hofburg Brixen
Sacred art in the Hofburg Brixen

In the castle garden, there are many recesses with worth-seeing statues.

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Hofburg Brixen
Hofburg Brixen

The Hofburg was built in the 13th century. What has been preserved until today are Renaissance and Baroque characteristics.

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Chestnut trail in Eisacktal
Chestnut trail in Eisacktal

In autumn, you can reach the famous chestnut trail also from Brixen.

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Secondary school & boarding school Vinzentinum in Brixen
Secondary school & boarding school Vinzentinum in Brixen

The German speaking institute was established by prince-bishop Vinzenz Gasser in 1872.

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Town hall of Brixen
Town hall of Brixen

The town hall includes the offices of the mayor, of the city councillors as well as the confernce room, of the municipal council.

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The Hofburg in Brixen
The Hofburg in Brixen

Prince-bishop Cardinal Andreas from Austria began the renovation of the building in 1595.

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Climbing centre Vertikale in Brixen
Climbing centre Vertikale in Brixen

The Vertikale offers, in addition to a magnificent view, excellent routes and boulder with any degree of difficulty.

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The cloister of Brixen
The cloister of Brixen

The cloister represents the centre of the cathedral district and was realised in the Roman and Gothic style.

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The Millenium Column in Brixen
The Millenium Column in Brixen

This monument with bishop Zacharias was erected in 1909, in occaasion of the thousend-year-old history of the city.

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Parish church in Brixen
Parish church in Brixen

The parish church in Brixen is dedicated to Saint Michael.

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The cathedral of Brixen
The cathedral of Brixen

Statues of three saints decorate the facade of the cathedral of Brixen.

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Fountain of Life in Brixen
Fountain of Life in Brixen

On the central square, you can find the fountain of life, representing the various stages of life.

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The cathedral of Brixen
The cathedral of Brixen

The cathedral is the highest-ranking church in South Tyrol and takes part of Brixen prince-bishopric.

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