Brixen – Centre of the Eisack valley
The bishopric of Brixen introduces itself
Brixen captivates you with its neat alleyways and arcades, the cathedral, the “White Tower”, the Hofburg with its museum of cribs as well as its cloisters, one of the biggest monuments of alpine mural painting with valuable frescoes from the 14th to 16th century.
Cultural town Brixen
Brixen is the biggest and most important town of the Eisack valley and is regarded as the oldest town of Tyrol. Nestling in the slopes and vineyards and green meadows, Brixen is located in the wide and sunny valley basin overlooked by the Plose, the local mountain. This town of scarcely 20,000 inhabitants has managed, like almost no other town in South Tyrol, to preserve its impressive style and cosy atmosphere with cultural treasures, romantic alleyways, lively arcades, small shops with South Tyrolean trade and Italian fashion, as well as cosy cafes and historical buildings.
Bishopric Brixen… Pope Benedict XVI. has also been on holiday here
Brixen is the religious centre of South Tyrol and shares the bishop’s see with the provincial capital Bozen. Pope Benedict XVI., whose ancestors come from the nearby Puster valley, has visited the town several times: he also spent his summer holiday of 2008 in Brixen.
Tips in Brixen
- Cathedral of Brixen
- Diocesan museum with an exhibition of cribs
- White tower of the church St. Michael
- Pharmacy museum
- Guided tours with the night watchman
- Tour of a wine cellar
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