10 good reasons for spending the summer in Brixen
Brixen in South Tyrol is the convincing symbiosis of the oldest city in Tyrol with cosy alleys and a lively city centre, the surrounding romantic holiday villages and the house and leisure mountain Plose. But Brixen is also a cultural and natural experience in summer and winter.
Here we present you ten reasons for a summer in Brixen.
1) Easy to reach. Brixen lies in the border triangle of Italy, Austria and Switzerland and is very easy to reach by public transport and by car. Why not simply pack your things, head south and spend an unforgettable holiday in Brixen?
2) Old town. Brixen has a lot to offer with its culture and history. On the traces of medieval frescoes, magnificent walls and winding alleys you can rediscover the 1,000 year old past. Cathedral with cloister, Hofburg and other treasures of the episcopal city can easily be explored alone. Whether on a classic tour of the old town or a tour for night owls: our experienced guides will tell you and much more...
3) The choice of accommodation in Brixen is as varied as the South Tyrolean landscape. The offer for holidaymakers ranges from traditional hotels in the middle of the city to luxurious chalets with a Dolomite panorama and family-friendly holiday apartments on the farm. What all accommodations in Brixen and surroundings have in common is the high level of facilities, service and hospitality. The health of our guests and our employees is our top priority.
4) Excellent hiking trails. Only 7 km away from the city of Brixen, Plose offers one of the most beautiful hiking areas in South Tyrol with a fantastic view of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With over 400 kilometres of signposted hiking trails, Brixen offers numerous opportunities to discover pure nature on foot, alone or with trained hiking guides. Whether you walk through natural lakes and valleys, climb peaks or hike through the vineyards and enjoy the views is up to you.
5) Brixen Bikepark. Bressanone is now a popular destination for bike lovers: in addition to hospitality and friendly welcome, bikers will find a variety of routes and plenty of sun to enjoy their favourite sport from April to November. The Sky Line, the oldest and at the same time longest line (6.6 km) in the Brixen Bikepark is already open. 1.000 m difference in altitude, steep passages and pure riding pleasure are guaranteed. The remaining three lines of the Brixen Bikepark open in July. The bike tour programme will also take place this summer. In order to offer our guests a maximum of safety, we pay attention to small group sizes.
6) Mountaincarts: A wonderful pleasure for young and old. What the sledge is in winter, the Plose Mountaincarts are in summer. From the mountain station, the modern three wheelers take you along the nine km long forest path down to the valley station. Experience an adventurous ride with the mountaincart and overcome almost 1.000 meters of altitude.
7) The tempting cuisine of South Tyrol. The restaurants, alpine huts and bars in Brixen and on the mountain are open again and await you with the given safety regulations, but above all with a lot of heartiness. Anyone who spends the whole day in the great outdoors has a good appetite in the evening. How good that there are so many delicacies in Brixen - for gourmets as well as for friends of plain, traditional home cooking. Whether traditional dishes in mountain and alpine huts or haute cuisine in a starred restaurant: enjoyment is a priority in Brixen. If you prefer to enjoy your meal on the balcony of your holiday apartment or in the garden of the pension or hotel, there are many restaurants and bars with delivery service.
8) The Eisack Valley wine. The many vines around Brixen give an idea of the importance of wine in this area. Specialised wineries produce excellent fresh wines in Italy's northernmost wine-growing region. Did you know that in Brixen and the surrounding area, 14 varieties of grape are grown on 400 hectares of land? 90% of these are white wines, 10% are intended for the cultivation of red wine varieties. This wine culture has its origin in the cellars of the Neustift Abbey and goes back to the year 1142. Just like the people here, the wine is deeply rooted in the land, and yet it is characterized by a fruity and light note.
9) Shopping pleasure. Stroll through the cozy alleys and take a look at the lovingly designed shop windows. Explose traditional shops, modern boutiques and small delicatessen shops in the old town of Brixen and find one or the other insider tip. Brixen - where shopping becomes a pleasure.
10) Brixen Card. Culture, mountain experience and enjoyment - that's what Brixen and its surroundings stand for. The BrixenCard gives you easy access to a wide range of offers and is included in your room rate. Numerous discounts, free admission to many museums and attractions in South Tyrol and all public transport of the South Tyrolean Transport Association. With the BrixenCard you can use the entire public transport network of South Tyrol free of charge and leave a green footprint during your holiday.