In the weeks before Christmas you feel a very special flair in Bressanone/Brixen. From the surrounding mountain peaks the snow glares into the valley and the slopes on the local mountain of Plose are ready for the first ski turns. Breathe in fresh air, recharge your batteries in the tranquillity of nature.
At the latest when it gets slowly darker, you can no longer escape the Christmas spirit in Brixen. The illuminations in the alleys and streets of the city and the festively decorated showcases of the stores usher in the contemplative Christmas season. The smell of mulled wine, made from local ingredients, warm soup and biscuits leads locals and guests to the cathedral square.
Even centuries ago, Brixen Cathedral Square was considered the ideal marketplace. Back then, livestock was traded, but today locals and guests meet at the Christmas market from the end of November until Epiphany and stroll by the traditional wooden huts. Here you can only find products that have been produced or refined in South Tyrol. Whether individual gift ideas for friends and family or simply a cosy get-together with homemade mulled wines, dumpling variations or sweet Krapfen. In Brixen, tradition and modernity meet and ensure an unforgettable Christmas season for young and old.