Holidaying in Brixen

Where nature and culture come together

Brixen – a town of culture: As you stroll through the oldest town in Tyrol, past centuries-old buildings, you can experience history first hand. The combination of modern living and traditions is reflected not only in the architecture, but also in the locals’ personality and ways of life. Brixen’s cultural scene is both creative and exciting. With unique exhibitions and cultural tours.

Brixen – a warm welcome awaits: As you sip on a glass of white wine from locally grown grapes, you can’t help but fall in love with the warm hospitality on offer in South Tyrol. There’s no better way to get to know South Tyrolean traditions, customs and secret recipes than over a good glass of Sylvaner and a hearty plate of regional food served up in a cosy atmosphere.

Brixen - naturally. Explore the unique South Tyrolean landscape around Brixen while hiking, biking, sledding or skiing. 427 km of hiking trails lead from the city to the mountains. Ski down the sun-drenched slopes of the Plose on perfectly groomed slopes while keeping the imposing mountains of the Dolomites in view. With almost 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, your vacation in Brixen and its surroundings will be an unforgettable experience in every season.

Want to experience Brixen for yourself? We can’t wait to welcome you!

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This is Brixen

and its surroundings

2018
"Alpine Town of the Year"
more than 1000
years of history
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the city of Brixen and the villages Vahrn and Franzensfeste
Brixen Water Light Festival
  • next edition: 3-21 May 2023
  • unique festival of water and light
  • dreaming for everyone, from young to old
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Peitlerkofel
  • breathtaking views
  • Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage
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White wine
  • northern most growing region in Italy
  • family run wineries
the Brixen wine scene
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Tales from South Tyrol

of young and old talents, personal challenges and the big dream

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They say Adelheid Kerschbaumer Raifer makes South Tyrol’s best Strauben, the traditional local funnel cakes. A visit to her farm in Verdings.

Lovely and fresh!

Water philosopher Kuno Prey on precious mountain springs and healthy drinking water

The dumplings are ready when they’re ready!

Antonia Fink, innkeeper at the traditional Fink inn in Brixen, on nettles from the forest, country-style cooking with a Mediterranean twist, and her discerning guests.

Of Inns and Stars

From starred cuisine to farmer’s inns, in and around Brixen, an exciting culinary culture is prospering, which honours tradition while also trying new things.

Music - Art and Culture

Folk musician Hans Jocher and composer Manuela Kerer talk about music from their childhood, genuine folk music and how to capture the sound of a town

Up and Away

Running past the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, the Dolorama Track finishes in the village of Lajen. A chance to discover where a four-day hike high above civilisation can take you.

The people up there

Bernhard Mulser is a herder at the Zirmait Alpine pasture, high above Bressanone/Brixen. With his wife and two children, he cares for the cattle and pigs, the four of them living in isolation on the mountain for months. Read on to find out how life in an Alpine hut affects a family.