Brixen, the oldest city in Tyrol
, celebrated its one-thousand-year anniversary in 2001; it has been the episcopal see for as many years. The town’s millennium-long history as the seat of the bishop – together with the changes of time – has granted this Alpine town on the Isarco River its dignified countenance today. Ancient lanes, squares and medieval arcades characterize the historical city center. Brixen is chock full of treasures and attractions ranging from the main cathedral
to Hofburg Palace
and from the district of Stufels to the Cusanus Academy.
Brixen is truly exciting –
due largely to its unique location on the main Brenner Route. The university town is located on the border between North and South, between Alpine and Mediterranean climates, where the Isarco and Rienza rivers flow into one another. It is not without reason that some of South Tyrol’s best white wines thrive around Brixen
It is not only the stores, gourmet shops and fashion boutiques in the medieval arcades, alleys and streets of the ancient episcopal city that give Brixen its unique atmosphere, but also the traditional hotels and taverns. There is plenty of fun on offer, too. In fact, there is always something happening in Brixen, from the Old Town Festival to the city’s many concerts and from the exclusive cabaret performances in the cellar theater to the well-known gourmet event known as Eisacktaler Kost.
Brixen is a real experience: an ideal starting point for hikers in the natural paradises of Plose, Lüsen
and Varna, but also a top spot for people who love just strolling around, history buffs and gourmet travelers.