Water Light Festival

Finally here we are: for the second time the Water Light Festival will take place. From 10th to 26th May local and international artists will transform the various water sites of Brixen in special light installations and art works. Under the slogan ”Water is Life – Light is Life” the existential role of water  in Brixen is highlighted. Further information on www.brixen.org/waterlight .


Neustift Spring

In Neustift and Vahrn at the weekend from 28th-29th April, the Neustift Spring will take place. Besides spring hikes through vineyards, the inns offer various culinary treats. Accompanied by music one can pleasantly enjoy these spring days in the late evening hours. Further information on the event on: www.brixen.org

(c) Helmut Moling

Brixen Book Days

From 23rd to 28th April 2018 for the first time, Brixen hosts the Book Days. Under the slogan “See, read, listen to, buy and create books” the bishop’s city invites you to get on a journey into the world of the written word. At the different events, the variety and the often forgotten importance of the book will be discussed. Further information on ww.brixen.org

Brixen is the oldest city of Tyrol. One can feel this long history when walking through the alleys of the historic centre, on Cathedral Square as well as under the arcades. But who and how did people live in the past in this city? Join us on the traces of the city and discover Brixen from an old or perhaps from a new perspective. Various city tours are the perfect opportunity for it. The selection varies from a classical to a performed or to a special tour. Further information on ww.brixen.org

Castle Rodeneck

High above the Rienz gorge, on top of the rocky edge one can see Castle Rodeneck with its mighty walls and its many rooms. During the Middle Ages, it was one of the safest defensive castles of the area and exactly this feeling of impregnableness can be felt by the visitors. It was built in 1140 by Friedrich I of Rodank. Until 1491 it was under sovereign administration. Then the castle became the property of the counts Wolkenstein-Rodenegg. The descendants of this family are still the owners of the castle today.

A highlight are the Iwein- frescoes by Hartmann von Aue dating from the 13th century which were just discovered in 1972. The frescoes are considered the oldest example of profane paintings in the German area. The castle chapel St. Michael is worth a visit as well as the armory and the castle garden.

Music and Church

This year as well the Brixen Initiative Music and Church offers different cultural events where the link between religion and art is in the foreground. One possibility is on 26th March, the concert at the Cathedral of Brixen. Information on further concerts / events on the website www.brixen.org or on http://www.musik-kirche.it

Discover the manifold world and the traditional kitchen of the Eisacktal: get this experience of pleasure from 9th to 25th March at the so-called “Eisacktaler Kost”. For 46 years now, 16 inns have invited people to this specialty week and have united recipes from grandma’s times with modern influences. Further information on www.brixen.org


Under the motto “Experience, discover and enjoy” Mount Plose dedicates itself to the white wines of the Isarco Valley. Next to snow-capped mountaintops, a blue sky and bright sunshine, the best wines are served and tasted. A unique opportunity to discover the local top wines. From Mountain into the Glass takes place on two days: the first time on 3rd March at Rossalm hut and the second time on 10th March at La Finestra Hut. Further information on www.plose.org

(c) Helmut Moling

The beatified bishop Hartmann built the ideal monastery at Novacella in 1140. The Augustine monks should be an ideal for the priests of the cathedral and the clerics in Brixen, who, according to Hartmann, had to adjust their spiritual life. Up to our days the Monastery of Novacellahas been an important centre of formation and tourist management. The inside of the monastery and the library can be visited in a guided tour. The church is worth being mentioned as well. With its luxurious inside it is simply breathtaking.

Further information about Novacella on www.kloster-neustift.it

Group Dekadenz

In the new year as well, the group Dekadenz offers a varied programme at the Anreiterkeller in Brixen. Next to cabaret and theatre performances, concerts are held for every taste. Further information on the programme on www.dekadenz.it

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