Mountain bike lovers watch out: from 21st to 24th September the Mountain bike Testival takes place. The elite of the mountain bike scene is again coming together in the bishop’s city, to be precise on Cathedral Square. This is the right opportunity where every biker can find their dream bike by directly testing the new bikes. Moreover there is an exciting side programme like guided tours, riding technique workshops, lady specials and much more.

Further information on www.mountainbike-testival.de


(c) Daniel Geiger

From 16th to 17th September Brixen welcomes the brass music. In the alleys of the old city resound known tunes of ouvertures and marches and the different brass music chapels from the Isarco Valley and the neighbor countries show their best. All the musical performances will be accompanied by delicacies of the South Tyrolean cuisine.

Further information about the district music feast in Brixen on http://www.vsm.bz.it/2017/08/19/23-bezirksmusikfest-blasmusik -vereint/ or directly at the Tourist Board.


From 8th to 9th September 2017, everything will revolve around the bee and honey in Brixen. The 14 districts of the South Tyrolean beekeepers’ association present the different quality honey and invite the visitors for tastings. Moreover a rich side programme which shows the life and work of bees next to the production of honey offers an insight in this exciting topic.

Further information on the event at the Tourist Board Brixen (info@brixen.org or tel. +390472836401)


(C)Foto EOS Bozen

On Saturday 26th August 2017, a market will be held about the topic hemp right in the middle of the labyrinth. From 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, the visitors will learn about the plant and how it is used in different areas. At the 20 stalls, you will discover its various facets and get an insight into the numerous functions and uses of hemp.

The event is organized in cooperation with Ecopassion, the South Tyrolean hemp system and Brixen Tourism Coop.

Entry fees Bishop’s Palace Garden & Art exhibition

Adults                                 Euro 7.00

Children over 6 years      Euro 3.50

Family ticket                     Euro 15.00

Free entry for children under 5 years

Free entry with SummerCard Gold

1 free entry with SummerCard


Dine, Wine & Music

On 24th August, Cathedral Square presents itself to visitors in a slightly unusual way: already for the 2nd time this year it is “Dine, Wine & Music”. In front of the evening background of the Cathedral, our innkeepers delight you with freshly prepared culinary specialties under the open sky, of course accompanied and enriched by our excellent wines. For the musical accompaniment provides the South Tyrolean band Vino Rosso.

Thursday 24th August 2017 on Cathedral Square Brixen, from 6 to 12 pm. Free entry.


In July and August every Wednesday at 4 pm, there will be guided family tours through Brixen. In this one-hour tour exciting and funny stories about Brixen are the focus. Not only adults but also the children should get to know about the city and its past.

Come with your family on a discover journey through Brixen! Further information at the Tourist Office Brixen.

Since 23rd July various South Tyrolean inns welcome you at the summer fresh and pamper their guests with creative vegetarian dishes. The variety of local products, like vegetables, fruits and herbs, so all that grows “on top of soil”, is the centre of these culinary weeks. Until 30th July you have the opportunity to discover the tasty meat-free delicacies which the summer yield offers. In Brixen you have the possibility to at the inns Fink and Sunnegg.

Detailed information on www.gasthaus.it / www.locandasudtirolese.it

This year for the first time are offered sunrise hikes on Mt Gabler. Guided or without guide on 14th, 21st, 28th July and on 4th, 11th, 18th August you can enjoy this wonder of nature from the first row. Under the motto “The early bird catches the worm” the hike begins at 4:20 am. The starting point is the valley station of the new cable car Pfannspitz next to Ski hut. From peak Pfannspitz you walk for about 45 minutes to peak Gabler. Then a hearty breakfast with South Tyrolean products awaits you at Rossalm hut or Pfannspitz hut.

Further information at the Tourist Office Brixen (info@brixen.it; +39 0472836401)


From 13th July on six Thursdays the Brixen summer emotions will take place. More than 30 facilities will treat the visitors with culinary delicacies and South Tyrolean specialties. Next to live music and cool summer drinks, there is a play and fun corner for kids at Hartmann Square. There will be held three theme evenings, starting with the VW, Beetle and Vespa meeting on 21st July on Cathedral Square. Under the motto “I love the 90ies” on 3rd August you can listen to well-known rhythms in the alleys of Brixen and then conclude the evening at the after party at Club Max. On 17th August, the summer emotions have their traditional finish with the Tyrolean evening, which is accompanied by special delicacies, the traditional costume  Dirndl and the leather shorts as well as local music.

Who does not come, can only blame oneself! 🙂

This year again the elephant Soliman of Brixen is back, daily until 8th October 2017 at the Bishop’s Garden and takes young and old on an adventure journey through the canola labyrinth. Many surprises await you at the varied adventure trail. Next to information about the development and coming up of canola in Europe, a Kneipp facility provides refreshment on hot summer days. From a hanging bridge you finally discover the centre of the labyrinth: an eight-metre-tall wooden elephant from whose back you enjoy a marvelous view on the city centre and Mount Plose.

Moreover, in the middle of the Bishop’s Garden the exhibition 50x50x50 takes place, a highlight for every art lover.

Further information on: www.brixen.org/elefant-Labyrinth

Soliman Hanflabyrinth

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