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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.

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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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.

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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Ice skating in Brixen
Ice skating in Brixen

Ice-skating rink in the historical centre of Brixen

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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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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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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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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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Blick over Brixen
Blick over Brixen

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

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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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