Due to its geological uniqueness, Brixen offers active sporting and cultural options alike. The nearby local mountain is not only accessible by foot on one of the well-connected hiking trails, but also by mountain bike or e-bike. Those who are particularly ambitious can also ascend the mountain via trail run with a view of the main Alpine ridge and the Dolomites. More than 300 participants take advantage of this opportunity each year in the Brixen Dolomites Marathon. For families, the Woody Walk offers a specially-designed hiking trail with numerous games and teaching stations for the little ones.
Back in the city center of Brixen, a completely different type of holiday and recreational activity is revealed: culture and history meet here in almost every location. A unique feature is the Cathedral Square in the center of “Centro Storico”, the historically protected old city. You can still see today that Bressanone was a diocesan town in the Middle Ages with a number of sacred buildings such as the Bishop’s Münster District, the monastery of Neustift or the parish and rural court chapel bearing witness to this.
The medieval roots are also evident in the museums, such as the Hofburg Diocesan Museum. Definitely worth a visit is the landmark of the city of Bressanone, the 72-meter-high White Tower in Gothic style with its impressive bells.