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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)

sunrise

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

At the home mountain of Brixen the season has started. Since May 25th 2017, the Plose cable car has opened and the different huts welcome you. Once you are on top by cable car, numerous activities await you at Kreuztal. Whether you are young or old, you will have fun. Either on foot along one of the many trails or along the WoodyWalk, or on the mountain bike: Mount Plose has got a lot to offer and all that in a wonderful Dolomites scenery. For those who look for more adventure, they can try on their bike the probably highest loop of the world, the so-called Plose – Looping, directly at the mountain station of the cable car Plose situated at 2,000 m of altitude.

Don’t miss this experience and discover Mount Plose in a day tour, which is offered every Tuesday from June to October. If you would like to know more about the Via Alta of Brixen, the Dolomites panoramic tour or the three-peak tour, please contact the Tourist Board Brixen (+390472836401).

Family hike with theatre performance on Mount Plose

 

Together with one of our actors, the shepherds Ploselisl or Plosemichl, we will go every Saturday on a legendary treasure hunt along the WoodyWalk on Mount Plose. There we will listen to exciting legends and stories and we will enjoy the various possibilities to play along the WoodyWalks! Will we really find a treasure in the end?

Beware, dear kids, along the Woody Walk there are a lot of exciting things to discover: whether it bet he oxen chart, the wood phone, the slide PloseLightning or the big owl Woody: fun and entertainment are the highlight of our family hike and get you in the right mood for it! The little siblings can comfortably follow in the strollers, the WoodyWalk is suitable for strollers.

If you are curious about it and would like to know more about the treasure hunt on the Woody Walk, please contact us at the Tourist Board Brixen (+39 0472 836401; info@brixen.org)

(c) Helmuth Moling

 

An experience for all senses: magic herbs, an old mill, unique mountain meadow magic and a breathtaking panoramic view from the Spiluck plateau.

Let yourself be taken into the fascinating world of herb by the experienced landscape guide Christaine Gruber. The overall nature and herbs lover has got quite some interesting, new and amazing things to tell about all that grows and blossoms along the trail. And at the end, we get some power with a small tasty delicacy…

Guided herb and panoramic hike every Tuesday until 25th July 2017

Meeting point: 9:00 am at the Tourist Office Brixen, Kleiner Graben 11 or at 9:30 am at the parking site of the firefighters at Spiluck.

Fees: Euro 20 per person, children aged 5-14 Euro 10 incl. small treat and tasting of selfmade herb products

Booking within 4 pm of the day before at the Tourist Office Brixen – tel. +39 0472 836401 or info@brixen.org

Water is life – Light is life
The Water Light Festival Brixen celebrates its world premiere! Experience the city of lights from 5th – 21st May 2017 and dive into a unique atmosphere. The French light artists Spectaculaires, the creators of Soliman’s Dream. Set the single fountains into scene and create a unique atmosphere. Three selected fountains are transformed with works of art on the topics water & light by three local artists.
Brixen’s fountain world – 20 fountains, set up with light or art installations
The highlight: WoW – World of Water. The unique music show in the former jail Tschumpus (Cathedral Square).

Water Concert Fluid Keys – a wok for 5 pianists in nature

All information on http://www.brixen.org/en/water-light-festival.html

Find your centre with the power of nature

Refuel power, recharge your batteries, strengthen your wellbeing. South Tyrol Balance is the perfect start into spring. Selected experiences with experts and the atmosphere of departure of nature give a good feeling and inspire more balance in all circumstances. Holistic wellbeing on guided hikes and events about the topic healthy movement for body and soul give you balance in Isarco Valley.

Further information on www.eisacktal.com/Balance

© TVB Eisacktal, Helmuth Rier.

The Hofburg Brixen, one of the most precious and magnificent residences in South Tyrol. The former bishop’s seat host a unique collection of Tyrolean cribs of three centuries and the highly interesting Diocesan Museum with 70 show rooms. The inner courtyard of the Hofburg Brixen is considered one of the most impressive castle courtyards of South Tyrol and is renowned for its terracotta statues of the Schongau sculptor Hans Reichle.

And there is more to be discovered:

Every first Monday of the month, the scene is set for “The art object of the month”. A special object from the collection of the museum. On Thursdays, the Hofburg invites you to a guided tour through its magnificent rooms. On Fridays, special tours are offered for art and culture lovers.

Friday, 24th March 2017: Saint Joseph in art, at 2 pm in German, at 3 pm in Italian.

Friday, 28th April 2017: The treasure of the Cathedral, at 2 pm in German, at 4 pm in Italian.

Friday, 26th May 2017: The treasure of the Cathedral, at 2 pm in German, at 4 pm in Italian.

Friday, 16th June 2017: The living quarters of the Hofburg, at 2 pm in German, at 4 pm in Italian.

Opening hours Hofburg Brixen: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. All info at http://www.hofburg.it/en/

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