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Next to skiing and tobogganing, Mount Plose is an excellent starting point for wonderful hikes in winter as well. From Christmas time to mid-March, guided snowshoe hikes are offered. Don’t miss this unique adventure through snowy woods with a breathtaking view. Information about reservation and fees at: +39 0472 850040


Plose Nights

Discover the variety of Mount Plose not only during the day but also at night at the weekly Plose Nights. Every Friday from 5th January to 9th March 2018 you can experience special winter evenings: to admire the evening sea of lights of Brixen from above, to taste the many specialties in the huts or to dare a spectacular descent in a toboggan on the lighted RudiRun toboggan run. For more detailed information go to: www.plose.org

Plose night

New Year in Brixen

Of course also in Brixen we celebrate New Year’s Eve. The clebrations already start in the morning. From 10 am on, chimney sweepers bring and hands them out lucky charms to visitors of the Christmas Market. At 10 pm the party starts, which transforms Cathedral Square into a huge dance floor. To the sounds of DJ Enzo Morgan you can dance all night long. With a festive firework at midnight the new year is heartily welcomed.

More information on www.brixen.org

An absolute MUST of every Brixen visit is the prince bishops’ palace of Brixen. It is considered one of the most important emblems of Brixen and in winter it is the location of the music and light show Soliman’s Dream. In the course of history, the palace has got an important role in Brixen’s history. Built in the 13th century, it has been renovated more times in the following centuries. As a mighty residence it was used by the powerful prince-bishops of the city and has survived quite some uprisings. Of this grand style of these times witness the private chambers and the magnificent emperor’s wing inside the castle. If you are curious about it, do not miss a visit to the bishop’s palace.

Info on: www.hofburg.it

Brixen has got many wonderful and magnificent buildings to discover, but for sure one of the most beautiful treasures is the cloister of the cathedral. In no other place of the city you can feel the past so close as in this place of prayer, meditation and silence. The breathtaking frescoes in the vaults of the 14th century let the visitor dive into the religious, as well as the daily world and mentality of the Middle Ages. There you encounter not only the stories of Jesus and Mary but also the one of the elephant and even Charles the Magnificent.

A visit to the cloister makes every city tour an absolute highlight. This sight of first rank is open daily from 6 am to 6 pm. In the months of November, January, February and March (until Easter), it is closed from 12 to 3 pm. Free guided tours from Easter to All Saints ‘Day on weekdays at 10:30 am.

Next to the varied side programme and the ice rink at Hofburg Square, numerous activities let children’s hearts beat faster. There is the historic kid steam carousel directly on Cathedral Square. Moreover, children can post their wishes in a letter at the Christkindl mail box. Every day at 4 pm a new calendar window at the giant advent calendar is opened. At this occasion, lots will be handed out to children: There is something to get every kid’s eyes shining! Further information on: https://www.brixen.org/de/events/highlight-events/weihnachtsmarkt/rahmenprogramm.html

It is the most contemplative moment of the year and Brixen celebrates it with music. Various concerts in the Cathedral, on Cathedral Square and at the Forum make you feel advent time and the coming Christmas celebrations. Where, when, how, who plays on https://www.brixen.org/de/events/highlight-events/weihnachtsmarkt/rahmenprogramm.html.


The crib is alive!

A further highlight of the Brixen Christmas market is the living crib. On December 16th you can take part in this event at 5 pm in the Old Cemetery of the Parish Church St. Michael in German language. Beside the performed tale of the Christmas story, folkloristic traditions and traditional songs get you into the mood of a contemplative advent time.

For further information: https://www.brixen.org/de/events/highlight-events/weihnachtsmarkt/rahmenprogramm.html

 

 

From 7th December on, the winter season on Mount Plose starts. Until 2nd April 2018, you can enjoy the varied offer of the Brixen home mountain. There are numerous ski slopes as well as toboggan rides, guided snowshoe hikes or several pleasure events on the mountain. You find further information on events, rentals etc. on www.plose.org.

As the Tyrolean tradition wants on 5th December at 5 pm the Saint Nicolas and the “Krampus” parade take place. While Saint Nicolas with its angels and the worker Ruprecht get to Cathedral Square and distributes sweets to children, the “Krampus” roams through the city to frighten and punish naughty children. This traditionally pagan custom offers entertainment for young and old.

If you are curious about it and you would like to meet this year one of these “Krampus”, then you get some information at the Tourist Board or at https://www.brixen.org/de/events/highlight-events/weihnachtsmarkt/rahmenprogramm.html

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