The historical town of Brixen,
known in Italian as Bressanone, is a Baroque shopping town with a Southern atmosphere and a Mediterranean climate
. In Brixen, contemporary buildings and the bustling atmosphere of the city’s historical streets, alleyways and arcades blend in seamlessly and harmoniously with the time-honored focal point of South Tyrol’s clergy and spiritual life.
is a real treat for anyone who loves city breaks.
It is also an ideal base for nature enthusiasts and hikers
: examples include the nearby Plose and Afers plateaus or the area just to the north of Vahrn, towards Schalders. An excursion into the hiking paradise of Lüsen
is also worthwhile – and alpinists will be equally enthusiastic about it.
Culture and history in Brixen and Environs
You’ll find cultural treasures at Neustift Abbey
and at Franzensfeste,
a fortress full of sprawling underground tunnels that has ranks as one of the largest exhibition spaces in the Alps since its renovation.