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At the home mountain of Brixen the season has started. Since May 25th 2017, the Plose cable car has opened and the different huts welcome you. Once you are on top by cable car, numerous activities await you at Kreuztal. Whether you are young or old, you will have fun. Either on foot along one of the many trails or along the WoodyWalk, or on the mountain bike: Mount Plose has got a lot to offer and all that in a wonderful Dolomites scenery. For those who look for more adventure, they can try on their bike the probably highest loop of the world, the so-called Plose – Looping, directly at the mountain station of the cable car Plose situated at 2,000 m of altitude.

Don’t miss this experience and discover Mount Plose in a day tour, which is offered every Tuesday from June to October. If you would like to know more about the Via Alta of Brixen, the Dolomites panoramic tour or the three-peak tour, please contact the Tourist Board Brixen (+390472836401).

Family hike with theatre performance on Mount Plose

 

Together with one of our actors, the shepherds Ploselisl or Plosemichl, we will go every Saturday on a legendary treasure hunt along the WoodyWalk on Mount Plose. There we will listen to exciting legends and stories and we will enjoy the various possibilities to play along the WoodyWalks! Will we really find a treasure in the end?

Beware, dear kids, along the Woody Walk there are a lot of exciting things to discover: whether it bet he oxen chart, the wood phone, the slide PloseLightning or the big owl Woody: fun and entertainment are the highlight of our family hike and get you in the right mood for it! The little siblings can comfortably follow in the strollers, the WoodyWalk is suitable for strollers.

If you are curious about it and would like to know more about the treasure hunt on the Woody Walk, please contact us at the Tourist Board Brixen (+39 0472 836401; info@brixen.org)

(c) Helmuth Moling

 

An experience for all senses: magic herbs, an old mill, unique mountain meadow magic and a breathtaking panoramic view from the Spiluck plateau.

Let yourself be taken into the fascinating world of herb by the experienced landscape guide Christaine Gruber. The overall nature and herbs lover has got quite some interesting, new and amazing things to tell about all that grows and blossoms along the trail. And at the end, we get some power with a small tasty delicacy…

Guided herb and panoramic hike every Tuesday until 25th July 2017

Meeting point: 9:00 am at the Tourist Office Brixen, Kleiner Graben 11 or at 9:30 am at the parking site of the firefighters at Spiluck.

Fees: Euro 20 per person, children aged 5-14 Euro 10 incl. small treat and tasting of selfmade herb products

Booking within 4 pm of the day before at the Tourist Office Brixen – tel. +39 0472 836401 or info@brixen.org

Water is life – Light is life
The Water Light Festival Brixen celebrates its world premiere! Experience the city of lights from 5th – 21st May 2017 and dive into a unique atmosphere. The French light artists Spectaculaires, the creators of Soliman’s Dream. Set the single fountains into scene and create a unique atmosphere. Three selected fountains are transformed with works of art on the topics water & light by three local artists.
Brixen’s fountain world – 20 fountains, set up with light or art installations
The highlight: WoW – World of Water. The unique music show in the former jail Tschumpus (Cathedral Square).

Water Concert Fluid Keys – a wok for 5 pianists in nature

All information on http://www.brixen.org/en/water-light-festival.html

Find your centre with the power of nature

Refuel power, recharge your batteries, strengthen your wellbeing. South Tyrol Balance is the perfect start into spring. Selected experiences with experts and the atmosphere of departure of nature give a good feeling and inspire more balance in all circumstances. Holistic wellbeing on guided hikes and events about the topic healthy movement for body and soul give you balance in Isarco Valley.

Further information on www.eisacktal.com/Balance

© TVB Eisacktal, Helmuth Rier.

The Hofburg Brixen, one of the most precious and magnificent residences in South Tyrol. The former bishop’s seat host a unique collection of Tyrolean cribs of three centuries and the highly interesting Diocesan Museum with 70 show rooms. The inner courtyard of the Hofburg Brixen is considered one of the most impressive castle courtyards of South Tyrol and is renowned for its terracotta statues of the Schongau sculptor Hans Reichle.

And there is more to be discovered:

Every first Monday of the month, the scene is set for “The art object of the month”. A special object from the collection of the museum. On Thursdays, the Hofburg invites you to a guided tour through its magnificent rooms. On Fridays, special tours are offered for art and culture lovers.

Friday, 24th March 2017: Saint Joseph in art, at 2 pm in German, at 3 pm in Italian.

Friday, 28th April 2017: The treasure of the Cathedral, at 2 pm in German, at 4 pm in Italian.

Friday, 26th May 2017: The treasure of the Cathedral, at 2 pm in German, at 4 pm in Italian.

Friday, 16th June 2017: The living quarters of the Hofburg, at 2 pm in German, at 4 pm in Italian.

Opening hours Hofburg Brixen: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. All info at http://www.hofburg.it/en/

In March we are ready! For something big for delis! The highlight of the “Gastronomic weeks in the Isarco Valley” are regional and culinary specialties of the South Tyrolean cuisine. Traditional dishes like dumplings of every kind, “tirtln” (fried and stuffed large ravioli) or tasty soups of local ingredients, sustainable and healthy! A pleasure until 26th  March 2017 in all restaurants of Brixen, you should not miss it!

Enjoy your meal!

You are welcomed at: farm and inn Kircherhof/Brixen,  Residence Sunnegg/Brixen, Wiesnerhof/Wiesen, Gasthaus Fink/Brixen, Löwenhof/Vahrn, Gasthof Haller/Brixen,  Restaurant Pacher/Brixen,  Restaurant Alpenrose/Brixen


 

 

Of white tops and top whites

Winelovers watch out! On four Saturdays in March 2017, top white wines of the Isarco Valley are on tastings in the breathtaking Dolomite scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage. A winter day for the special wine. Experience, discover and enjoy, innkeeper and winemaker for pleasure and entertainment, curiosities about the country, the people and the wine culture. A unique opportunity to get to know Italy’s best white wines. The excellent wines are served in the cosy alp huts on the sunny slopes of Plose mountain, surrounded by the white peaks of the pale mountains.

Cheers! All info on http://www.plose.org/en/!


With loud cries and phantasy masks, the cold and the snow should be chased. In the past, this custom was of great importance to superstitious people. Nowadays it is more for entertainment! A welcome opportunity for old and young to get into somebody’ else’s shoes, to celebrate and to enjoy some delicious pastry.

Brixen Carnival Revival – Fat Tuesday, 28th February 2017 – Carnival band, balloon creations and kids’ animation at Maria Hueber Square from 2-6 pm and from 5 to 11 pm live music and funny carnival feasts at these pubs in Brixen: Cafè Stella in Altenmarkt street, Platzl Cafè Grosser Graben and Absolut Lounge at Albuin street.

Carneval at Club Max on Tuesday 28th February 2017 from 10 pm with mask awards (groups)

The shops of the city centre in Brixen are open all day on Fat Thursday 23rd February and on Fat Tuesday 28th February 2017. A small gift is awaiting carnival shoppers!

 

 

Escher hosted in Brixen

The exhibition „Filling the void – MC Escher and beyond“at the Civic Art Gallery of Brixen form 20th January to 28th February, gives us a panorama on graphic works of different artists.

The renowned Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch artist and graphic, who became famous for his representation of impossible figures, namely through its filling of surfaces. The image of an insect (or a rider, a bird, a dog …) repeats itself and fills the surface completely, without leaving voids.

Such a talent can only be admired, but if you take a more careful look, there is much more to be discovered in Maurits Cornelis Escher’s works…!

Further information on http://www.stadtgaleriebrixen.it/124-20-01-28-02-filling-the-void.html

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