The Christmas market in Brixen has got quite something to offer for its smallest visitors. There is a children’s bakery every Friday on 1st, 8th and 15th December from 2:30 – 5 pm at the stall Naturbackstube. All children are welcome to bake spicy biscuits and whole flour cookies. Moreover, there are the kids’ DIY-days every Wednesday (29th November, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th December 2017 and 3rd January 2018) at the stage of the Brixen Christmas market.

Further information on: https://www.brixen.org/de/events/highlight-events/weihnachtsmarkt/rahmenprogramm.html

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The Brixen Christmas Angel

What would the Brixen Christmas market be without Christmas angel? This year again Iris Hinteregger gets into the clothes of the angel and walks together with her court of 14 Baroque angels through the Christmas market. The angels pass by the visitors at the Christmas market to surprise them with little presents.

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

Ice skating on Hofburg Square

This year as well you can skate on ice right next to the Christmas market on Hofburg Square. The ice rink is daily open from 23rd November 2017 to 7th January 2018 from 10 am to 8 pm and is a Christmasly change for old and young. For all those who do not have their skates with them, they can hire some at our rental to do some tours on the ice. A unique experience of the Christmas market in Brixen that you should not miss at all!

Cribs at the Hofburg

It probably is one of the most important monuments of the alpine area, the Hofburg of Brixen, which opens its doors for the cribs museum again on 24th November 2017. The collection shows Christmas as well as year cribs with painted, carved, modelled and vested figures. The topic of this year’s exhibition are the festivals and saints in the advent and Christmas time. The Hofburg is open daily, except on 24th and 25th December, from 10 am to 5 pm. It is definitely worth a visit!

Get ready on 24th November: the Christmas Market opens its gates! Until 7th January 2018, Christmas tunes resound on Cathedral Square and the scent of spicy biscuits, roasted almonds, mulled wine, cinnamon etc. wander through the city and get you in the right mood for the moments before Christmas. Next to the gastronomic stalls, different stalls in Christmas decorations offer the right present or the Christmas souvenir for young and old.

Further information on the side programme and the events at the Christmas market on www.weihnacht-brixen.org

For some years now Soliman has been in everybody´s mouth in Brixen, but what about this elephant? This pachyderm was a gift of the Portuguese King John III for his nephew Emperor Maximilian II in 1551, before leaving Spain and moving to Vienna. Passing Valladolid, Barcelona, Genoa, Milan and Trent the elephant named Soliman also made a stop in Brixen. He was an absolute sensation and has remained it up to our days, mainly due to the light show Soliman´s Dream it is present in old and young people´s minds.

More information about the light show under www.brixen.org/soliman

For the third time the unique light and music show takes place in the Bishop’s Palace in Brixen (24.11.2017-6.1.2018). There the elephant Soliman goes again on an exciting and thrilling adventure voyage and lets us, whether young or old, take part in its dreams. Dive into this exciting world and let yourself enchant by this atmosphere. More detailed information on www.brixen.org/soliman

From 4th to 5th November you can dive into the art of bonsai in Brixen. Not only experts from Japan, but also from Europe and South Tyrol will give you an insight into this craft. The centre of the exhibition is the communication of its philosophy, as well as technical and gardening basic elements of bonsai. Further information on www.aki-ten.com

All chestnuts!

Every year again, the Isarco Valley lets revive the variety of the chestnuts! Next to hikes along the chestnut trail, culinary treats at the chestnut weeks (14th October to 5th November 2017), you can also experience the chestnuts at the Chestnut week in Feldthurns. A highlight is the so-called “Nigl”-market and the concluding “Keschtnigl” – Sunday with chestnut festival (4th and 5th November) where you will get an insight into traditional handcrafts, freshly roasted chestnuts and musical entertainment.

Further information on the events about the most important cultivated fruit of the Isarco Valley at the Tourist Board Brixen (inf@brixen.org; +39 0472836401)

One of the highlights taking place in Brixen is the International Mountain Summit from 9th to 15th October 2017. There is a dialogue and an exchange of experiences between top mountaineers but also new talents, climbers and friends of the mountain from all over the world. In the different lectures and discussions, one gets an insight into the fascinating world of the mountains. Next to Reinhold Messner, there will be the big ones of mountaineering and climbing like Alex Honnold (USA), Peter Habeler (Austrian mountaineering legend) etc.

An event that you should not miss. Detailed information about the rich side programme on www.ims.bz

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