BRIXEN / BRESSANONE
Close your eyes and think of a city with a wonderful old town, made up of arcades, alleys, squares and small squares, where every corner gives a dip in history and reveals the ancient origins of the city itself: welcome to Brixen!
Bressanone is the third most important city in South Tyrol, but it is above all the oldest city in the whole Tyrol: it was founded in 901 and for many years was the official residence of the Prince-Bishop of Bressanone.
You will not be surprised to find signs of ecclesiastical power throughout the city. The vibrant square is home to the magnificent cathedral, and if you like the style, we recommend that you go through the streets, looking for the Bishop’s Palace, the beautiful cloister, and the Major Seminary.
The center is full of shops, bars, restaurants: do not miss the opportunity to have a snack with local specialties!
For your party spirit we recommend you to take part in the Altstadtfest, a festival that lasts two days (from Friday to Sunday evening) and takes place every two years (alternating with Brunico). Music, typical South Tyrolean cuisine, stalls and parades: fun (and lots of beer) guaranteed!