6. December 2013 by Aurelia
When the people of Brixen go to bed, the time has come for the night watch. In the flickering light of his lantern stories from the past revive. The guide knows all the passages and hidden corners of the city. With his baton and his coat, he shows us the right way in the darkness. Episodes and legends of bishops, witches, merchants and ghosts, you will be enchanted by his stories.
Join us on an exciting tour in the past!
“Brixen by night”, Saturday 14th, 21st, 28th December 2014 and 4th January 2014 – reservation at Tourist Board of Brixen
3. December 2013 by Aurelia
Sounds of bells, rattling chains, scared faces – on December 5th, 2013, the time has come: the devils are around! The legendary Devils’ parade transforms the bishop’s city of Brixen into a bubbling witches cauldron. The devils and creatures of hell spread fear and terror among the visitors. Wild faces, red tongues, stingy horns, heavy bells and furry coats do not only frighten children. While the evil ones are punished with the rod, the good ones get some sweets from Saint Nicholas.
So let’s go to this hellish event:
- Saint Nicholas and devils parade through the old city centre – start at 5 pm at Brenner street, Altenmarkt alley, Grosser and Kleiner Graben, Sonne Gate, Large and Small Arcades, Parish Church Square, Cathedral Square
- Devils’ Run at Neustift /Novacella , start at Alten Moar at 5 pm and drinks at the Monastery of Neustift /Novacella
28. November 2013 by Aurelia
…every year again, the days become shorter, and the bishop’s city gets into this wonderfully magic atmosphere of the awaiting of Christmas. In the winding alleys, warm candlelight gets through the windows, the scent of freshly baked biscuits roams the streets. While walking by, one can see in the eyes of the people their expression of joyful expectation… this is the time of the Christmas market in Brixen with its magic moments…
Christmas market in Brixen from 29th November 2013 to 6th January 2014 – www.weihnacht-brixen.com
22. November 2013 by Aurelia
Advent, advent… advent at the gardener’s! The next weekend, the gardeners present their creative ideas for the coming Christmas: advent wreath, Christmas compositions, candles and balls as well as fantastic perfumes with Christmas music in a special atmosphere. Marvellous floral compositions, classy Christmas decorations and a side programme that takes us in the mood of Christmas. Not to forget about the Christmas star (poinsettia) that in this time of year brings Christmas right into our houses. It flowers right in the advent time and its lush colours are a special and welcome guest.
Enjoy some time at your local gardener! The gardeners of Brixen are waiting for you!
Opening hours: Saturday, 23rd and Sunday 24th November from 09.00 am to 06.00 pm
15. November 2013 by Aurelia
To conclude the topic of the year „100+1 objects tell stories“ this exhibit „Saints and Healing“ takes us to the religious and mystical world. In this special exhibit, items that have never ever been shown before are on display, coming from the house chapel and some of ordinary use in the pharmacist’s house. Historical and modern objects from the religious area dialogue with the science of healing and suggest relationships and surprising findings.
The Pharmacy Museum Brixen … is always worth a visit!
Opening hours of the Pharmacy Museum Brixen: all year round every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 – 6:00 pm and on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Additionally every Sunday of Advent from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
8. November 2013 by Aurelia
Outside, it is not day yet and it is getting dark again. The last leaves are falling from the trees, the sky is brimful of rainy clouds… really typical weather of November which weighs heavily on our hearts. But I have got a secret recipe for this! A sunshine day for the spirit! Just for me!
Take a day in Brixen and add:
- enjoy comfortably a tasty lattemacchiato and a sweet chocolate pastry
- relax at Acquarena with its whirlpool, massage and sauna world
- a shopping tour through the old town of Brixen – everything looks much better if you are newly styled from head to toe
- an aperitif drink Veneziano at my favourite bar
- a romantic dinner with my well-beloved – I can be invited, as I may deserve it;-)
- happily and satisfied in the bed and dream of Brixen
I can promise you one thing: after this wonder cure the autumn blues is swept away!
31. October 2013 by Aurelia
It is told that in the nights of Ember days (days of fast), in the famous cloister of the cathedral of Brixen, a march of ghosts with a cross and flags is held. One of the bishops, whose tombstones are part of the walls of the cathedral, heads the march decorated with golden cloths, his mitre and baton, accompanied by a profound murmur of prayers.
Once, a very curious man of Brixen wanted to see this march of the ghosts and hid right in one of those nights in the cloister. And for real, at midnight a herd of ghosts arrived, but the bishop lifted threateningly his baton against the unwelcome guest, who, trembling of fear, waited for the last strike of the clock and went home. The man became seriously ill that same night and fought for a long time against death, until he finally recovered.
25. October 2013 by Aurelia
The weather has been dull in the last few days. The right thing for a day of comfort. Sleeping long, wrapped into a soft blanket and lie comfortably on the sofa, just being lazy. Simply wonderful! And the top of it: a hot soup! The best is a chestnut soup which is perfect for this season and tastes wonderfully of autumn.
My secret cooking tip: chestnut soup with truffle flavour
Truffle oil gives it a special note!
Ingredients for 6 people:
250 gr chestnuts peeled
100 gr celery tuber, peeled
250 gr cream
80 gr onion chopped
1 tablespoon truffle oil
1/8 l white wine
Let the onion brown in the butter, add some sugar and caramelize slightly. Add the chestnuts, the white wine and the peeled and chopped celery tuber. Cover with broth and cream and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
Use the blender to mash the soup and adjust with spices.
18. October 2013 by Aurelia
The IMS Walk Day will be a special highlight. On October 20th, 2013, a combination of nature, hiking and fascinating people are on the programme:
- Guided hiking tour:
…to Mount Gabler with Reinhold Messner: start at 8:00 am at Forum Brixen, ride by shuttlebus to the mountain hotel Schlemmer (Skihütte). Hike to Rossalm and Mt Gabler (2576m). The hike continues to Mount Pfannspitz (2545m) and then lunch at Plose hut. Way back to Kreuztal and then by cable car down to the valley station. Ride back to Brixen by bus.
… to Mount Telegraph with Stefan Glowacz & David Lama: start at 8:00 am at Forum Brixen, ride by bus to the valley station of Plose cable car. Hike on the Brixen High Route to Ochsenalm, further on to Plosescharte and Mount Telegraph (2486m). The hike continues to Rossalm and lunch there. Way back to mountain station of the Plose cable car. Ride to the valley station and from there by bus to Brixen.
- IMS – mountain talks at the Rossalm hut
… with Silvio Mondinelli at 12.00 am and Andy Holzer at 1.30 pm
- 8.30 – 12.00 am welcome cocktail at the Trendy.Bar at the valley station Plose
- Test AKU shoes and Marmot jackets
The Plose cable car is open from 09.00 am – 06.00 pm on Saturday 19th October and on the IMS Walk Day on Sunday 20th October 2013! Special ticket Plose Cable car Euro 5.00 (free with BrixenCard)!
11. October 2013 by Aurelia
The chestnut orchards around Brixen have already put on their autumn coloured dress. Massy Chestnut trees reach high up into the sky. In this wonderful landscape a much appreciated and tasty fruit grows: the Chestnut of the Eisacktal Valley, the so called “Keschte”. A real treat for the palate! Culinary delis will be spoilt by the local inns and restaurants at the Chestnuts’ Weeks from 18th October to 3rd November 2013. The chefs will use these noble fruits to create delicious and creative dishes of chestnuts. Not only culinary treats will be presented but also nature and culture lovers will enjoy the varied programme of guided hikes, concerts, fall festivals and events around the chestnut.