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.
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.
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.