All handballfans can look forward to an event. From 14th to 16th June the best handball players of Europe aged 33 to over 50 will compete in exciting matches for the master title. What an event! 119 matches of 45 teams
from 14 nations await us. We are looking forward to a unique sports event in the bishop’s city where handball looks back on an old tradition. Our women’s team of Brixen “Over 43” made the title theirs at the last world championship.
Friday, 14th June – handball matches from 9 am to 8 pm at the Sport Zone South , party on cathedral square from 7.30 pm, concert of “Die 4 Südtiroler”
Saturday, 15th June – handball matches from 9 am to 8 pm at the Sport Zone South , party on cathedral square from 7.30 pm, concert of “Die Nachtschwärmer”
Sunday, 16th June –finals from 9 am to 2.30 pm and award ceremony in the Sport Zone South
I open my eyes wide and I am astonished. In front of me the imposing fortress Franzensfeste/Fortezza, the largest defensive building in Europe, opened in 1838 and never used. Made of about 20 million bricks and 250,000 cubic metres of granite. The fortress is divided in three forts, each one could defend itself. Every entrance is secured twice or three times, the loopholes have no blind angle. The perfect fortress.Until September 30th, the exhibition “A fortress memory” tells the story of young men who were on duty at the fortress. In the guards’ house, personal items of soldiers are displayed. A piece of the past comes back to life and thrills the visitors.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Monday
Historical guides: on Sunday at 3pm
The bishop’s city has always got something to offer! This weekend there are even two events for a good cause. The Festival Zugluft, which has already become a tradition, at the lido of Brixen /Fischzuchtweg/ via del laghetto, attracts visitors from far and wide. Numerous bands await you, as well as intercultural food, cultural parts and much more. Aspecial highlight is the presentation of the new album „Woher i eigentlic kimm“ (Where I actually come from) by Max of Milland, a local music star. Good atmosphere and a good sound are guaranteed on Saturday, 1st June, from 2 pm on and on Sunday from 10 am on.
On Friday, 31st May from 4 pm on and on Saturday, 1st June from 10 am to 8 pm, there is “Taste the wine” In the historic and romantic scenery of the bishop’s gardens, cellarers from Brixen and Neustift present you their excellent white wines.
Don’t miss it – pleasure and music in Brixen, the double experience!
In the bishop’s city you can wonderfully enjoy your holidays. City and mountain, shopping and culture, adventure and relax. The right thing for you! From now on your stay in Brixen is twice as pleasant! From 25th May to 20th October there is an extra treat: free ride with the BrixenCard and the AlmenCard plus. Relax twice as much in the holiday area with unique advantages of the BrixenCard and thrilling offers of the AlmenCard plus.
New in our programme:
- the cable cars of Gitschberg and Jochtal (open from 25th May to 20th October 2013 from 8.30- 12.00 am and from 1.00 – 5.00 pm)
- the alm bus to the Alp of Rodeneck and Luson
- a varied hiking programme at Gitschberg and Jochtal (farm hike, legend hike, and much more)
- an adventurous and entertaining kids programme
- and much, much more…
“More than the past I am interested in the future because I am thinking of living there.”
From May 23rd to 26th 2013 already for the third time, the days of sustainability will encourage people from economy, politics and the broad public to act sustainably. Brixen offers on these days the possibility to find out about a sustainable lifestyle from different points of view. On Saturday 25th May 2013, you will be invited to taste regional specialties and wines from the Bio region South Tyrol on the Bio Pleasure Mile. At the organic farmers’ market and in the farmers’ kitchen, fresh delicacies and treats from the local production and gardens will be served.
Join us! http://www.thinkmoreabout.com/de/think-more-about-2013.html
Experience with us the history and stories in an especially tasty way. Accompanied by a glass of wine, the historic and cultural tour to Brixen’s most beautiful sites is twice as charming. Enjoy with us some delicate wines in the historic stuben of the Hotel Elephant or the Hotel Golden Eagle. A unique trip in the past in the sumptuous atmosphere of the Bishop’s Palace, the former residence of the bishop or to the lively and somehow Mediterranean atmosphere of the Jazzkeller 3 fiori pub.
A cultural delicacy awaits you with a tasty ending.
Wine tour every Friday until 12th July 2013 – Meeting point: at 3.30 pm at the Tourist Office Brixen, duration: about 2.5 hours
Fees: Euro: 20,00 per person, BrixenCard holders Euro 12,00
On Sunday, 12th May 2013, a special event awaits the visitors at the Diocesan Museum at the Bishop’s Residence in Brixen on the International Museum Day. Under the motto “Treasure Trove of Memories”, the visitors of the museum are invited to bring their favourite item, which they deem important for the future, to the museum. This will be inventorised and published online with a personal story on the cultural portal South Tyrol. All the favourite objects put online form a virtual museum that can be visited online.
On the International Museum Day, the following museums invite you for a tour: the Diocesan Museum at the Bishop’s Residence, the Pharmacy Museum, the White Tower Museum and the Fortress Franzensfeste. The entry as well as the guided tours are free.
Further information on www.museumstag.info !
26. April 2013 by Aurelia
Hiking – observing – feeling and experiencing history – this is the motto that the archeological trail starts with in the narrow and shadowy alleys of Stufels. The oldest part of the city of Brixen was already a settlement for Stone Age hunters and gatherers. An extraordinary hike brimful of archeological highlights awaits us: constantly uphill, passing by mystical cupstones to the Roman tower, a historic defensive building and a wonderful panoramic view. Further on, on Roman trails through sunny hills, crossing warriors’ carts and the witches’ chute, the path leads us back to the bishop’s city.
Walking time: 2.5 hours, length: 6 km, elevation gain: 300m
Guided half-day tour: “On the tracks of archeology in Brixen”, on Thursday 2nd, 16th and 30th May, 20th June and 24th October 2013 – departure: 10 am. Reservation required at the tourist office Brixen within 4 pm of the eve, tel. +39 0472 836401
19. April 2013 by Aurelia
Tomorrow, 20th April, “Reuse” opens its doors. At this unique happening, common objects of every kind of material, wood, metal and plastic, will be presented. With the creativity and the fantasy of the designer, the exposed items have been turned into new tools, they have been “reused”. On display, there are items of furniture, living accessories, like stand and wall lamps, stools, mirrors, rugs, chests or other items of clothing like bags, shoes and jewellery. Designers and creative artists from all over the world (among others from South Africa, Spain, Austria, Germany, Brazil) but also local artists will enchant us with their works.
The exhibition takes place from 20th April to 12th May 2013 in the former Astra cinema in Brixen /Via Roma.
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 12 am and from 3 to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
12. April 2013 by Aurelia
Next Sunday, on 14th April, in Brixen people celebrate Saint Cassian’s Sunday. Saint Cassian is the patron saint of the diocese and according to a legend he was the first bishop of Säben and herald of the gospel. He is supposed to have been killed by his pagan students who tortured him to death with their writing utensils as he often proclaimed the message of the gospel during his grammar lessons. In 1704, a relic of his arm was brought to the Cathedral of Brixen. Saint Cassian should protect the city from destruction and harm done by foreign troops. From then on, a procession in his honour is celebrated every year and it is renowned even outside town as many believers from every corner of the province to take part in it.
At 9 am, the festive service with the diocesan bishop begins, followed, at 10 am, by the church parade with the holy relics through the alleys of the city, accompanied by the bands of Brixen and surroundings. The procession ends on Cathedral Square with the hymn of the diocesan patrons and the blessing by the bishop.