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


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

On 27th July 2018 in the historic city centre of Brixen you can taste next to culinary delicacies and music the best wines of our region. Under the arcades the wine producers of the Valle Isarco present their best drops. An absolute must for all wine experts and lovers! Further information on www.brixen.org

(c) Helmut Moling

In the times of baroque

Not only from the outside but also from the inside the Bishop’s Palace is going to bloom in a baroque dress this year. At the exhibition “A baroque sky. Paintings from 1600 to 1800” a selection of baroque paintings is on display from the set of the Bishop’s Palace. Next to portraits, landscape sceneries and mythological scenes the main focus lies of sacred paintings. Dive into the varied art of baroque. Further information on the exhibition on http://www.hofburg.it

Finally time has arrived: the summer emotions are there. From 11th July on every Wednesday, the old city centre is transformed into a place of good mood, lively alleys and a sea of lights. Next to culinary delicacies the summer emotions offer a colorful musical side programme and a joyful gathering. Summer, sun … summer emotions! Who does not come, it’s their fault! Information on www.brixen.org

From 5th July on a new guided tour with play starts in Brixen, “Brixen from superstition to medicine: from bloodletting to sugar biscuits”. This time you are not on the traces of elephants, criminals, witches or the hangman that have coined the history of the city. No, this time you dive into the world of the long forgotten drugs, bizarre medical treatments and explore the world of former chemists and doctors of Brixen. Curious about it? Further information on: https://www.brixen.org/de/rendezvous.html

On 7th July get ready again. The Brixen Dolomites Marathon goes into its 9th tour. From the historic city centre, the classical marathon distance takes you up at 2,446 m. Up there on Mount Plose, enjoy the breathtaking view on the city as well as the Dolomites.

A varied and challenging trail combined with the wonderful mountain scenery of the Dolomites guarantees a double sporting experience.

If you are curious and motivated to take part in it, more detailed information on www.brixenmarathon.it.

In summer, Brixen offers something also at night. There are for example the tours with the night guard, which take place from July to September every Friday at 9.30 pm. Together with the night guard you dive into a world of thrilling stories and anecdotes, there are even some legends on the history of Brixen and its famous people. For more detailed information, call the Tourist Board Brixen (+39 0472275252- info@brixen.org)

(c) Oskar Zingerle


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