Bressanone historic city centre

Twice as varied

Art, culture and history play and important role in the historic city centre of Bressanone. The South Tyrolean town is over 1,000 years old; it is the oldest in Tyrol and was often a stopover for Emperors on their travels. It later became a splendid cathedral town. Elephant Soliman had a two week rest in Bressanone on his journey to Vienna in 1552.

Today Bressanone’s history centre offers an interesting mix of joie-de-vivre and reflection. The unique cathedral square, the many listed sacred buildings, the large-scale medieval historic centre, the arcades and the narrow streets framed by merlons, museum treasures, craft tradition and archaeological exhibits wait to be discovered. Modern cafés and excellent restaurants, attractive shops and entertaining events invite you. Bressanone - twice as varied.
Restaurants in Bressanone
Restaurants in Bressanone
Let the restaurants and food and drink outlets in Bressanone treat you to culinary delights, and discover the delicious symbiosis of Alpine and Mediterranean. Valle Isarco and in particular Bressanone are known as the Mecca for connoisseurs in the Alps. 
Adventure tips in the historic centre of Bressanone
Discover the historic centre of Bressanone with all its sights and exciting highlights. Bressanone is twice as fascinating.
Adventure tips in the historic centre of Bressanone
Hotels and accommodation in the city of Bressanone
Hotels and accommodation in the city of Bressanone
The hotels in Bressanone are ideal: as a holiday home, for a stopover on a journey to or from the South, as your home during conferences or business appointments, and as a base for sporting activities in the surrounding mountains.
History of Bressanone
As early as 10,000 years ago human beings lived in the Bressanone basin. The first settlements date back to the Neolithic period. The “Pressena” recorded in a deed in 828 AD probably refers to Bressanone. In 901 AD Bressanone is recorded as “Meierhof Prihsna” in a Donation of Carolingian Louis IV to Bishop Zacharia of Sabiona.
History of Bressanone
Location and city map of Bressanone
Location and city map of Bressanone
Bressanone is situated at the confluence of the rivers Isarco and Rienza, nestling in a wide basin halfway between Bolzano and the Brenner Pass. In terms of climate, Bressanone is the beginning of the South: Grapes, chestnuts and apples thrive here.
Sightseeing tour in the city of Bressanone
Bressanone is a small holiday town with plenty to do and see. The façades testify of the history of the town, archways hide artefacts - in Bressanone visitors are greeted by culture and history wherever they go. Bressanone can be explored alone - but if you are interested in detailed information, you should go on a guided sightseeing tour!
Sightseeing tour in the city of Bressanone
Shopping in the historic centre of Bressanone
Shopping in the historic centre of Bressanone
There are many special shops in the arcades, the moat and the winding alleys in Bressanone as well as in the centres of the holiday villages. Shopping in the owner-run small shops and boutiques becomes a delightful journey of discovery! With sophisticated fashion and typical crafts - twice as varied.
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