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Brixen, the city of arrivals

This year again Brixen is a city that is home to sporty highlights. There is the Transalpine Run (www.transalpinerun.de), which consists in several stages and covers three countries. The end of this exhausting and challenging run is Cathedral Square in Brixen. Then there is the “Tour de Friends”. In four stages, about 600 km and crossing three nations, friends go on this trail together from Munich to Venice and stop on Thursday 13th September in our city. Further information on www.rad-race.com.

On your bikes and heading for Brixen! From 20th to 23rd September 2018 the Mountainbike-Testival takes place in the bishop’s city. It is an absolute must for all mountainbike lovers, as you can try the brand new bikes of the next season or ride the new trails of the new BikePark Plose. Detailed information on: http://www.mountainbike-testival.de

On 15th September 2018 music is the highlight of Brixen! Music bands from the neighbouring countries and of the area of Brixen transform Brixen into a city of marches, polkas and overtures. Detailed information on http://www.brixen.org

Musikantentreffen

From 7th to 14th September 2018 for the sixth time the organ competition takes place in the bishop’s city of Brixen. About 20 organists show their talent on the cathedral organ. The international competitors are assessed by a high-ranking jury, like Bine Katrine Bryndorf, David Cassan, Franz Comploi, Daniel Zaretsky. For further information, please visit the website: http://www.danielherz.it

One of the most important emblems of Brixen is the cathedral. Its origins go back to the 10th century and this means that this important church has lived through quite some events in the past centuries. Due to fires, the cathedral was rebuilt several times. After the last great fire in the 15th century, it was designed into a Gothic church with upward leading pillars. A further moment of refurbishment came in the 18th century Baroque time. It is in any case a breathtaking building from the outside as well as the inside. Let yourself be enchanted by the history of this important monument! You can visit the cathedral every day from 6 am to 6 pm. In the months of November, January, February and March (until Easter), there is a lunch break from 12-3 pm.

This year from 24th to 16th August the Brixen Altstadfest takes place again. For three days, the citizens of Brixen will celebrate their city. A varied programme is offered by the various associations of the city. Next to musical and folkloristic representations, the festival offers locals as well as tourist a wealth of culinary delicacies. Curious about it? Then see for further information http://www.altstadtfest.it

If you would like to know how the prince bishops of the city of Brixen lived in the past, then this is your chance! The bishop’s palace offers an unforgettable evening brimming with information. Dive into the history of this historical residence passing Roman and Gothic artifacts to get to Baroque elements. For further information see www.museen-suedtirol.it

During summer time, you have again the possibility to experience first-hand one of the most beautiful natural events: sunrise. The best departure point for Brixen is Mount Gabler. And that’s how it works: every Friday you have got the possibility to take the Pfannspitz cable car up to Mount Pfannspitz. From there you can go on your own or with a hiking guide to Mount Gabler and then enjoy a hearty breakfast in one of the huts. Further information on www.plose.org/gabler

sunrise

Are you ready for a somehow different hike? That’s what is offered on Mount Plose. Young and old can take part in a treasure hunt and Ploselisel or Plosemichl will tell you legends and stories. Moreover, there are a wealth of play stations for the little ones. What might await you at the end of the trail? Come and discover it yourself! Further information on www.brixen.org/rendezvous

In the ice rink of Brixen, this summer ice skating is “in” again. Every Wednesday from 4th July to 29th August 2018 everybody, young and old, can go on ice from 8-10 pm. Further information on www.brixen.it

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