Brixen: a city full of attractions
Cultural, sporting, artistic, and natural highlights
As you probably already know, Brixen and Adler always offer you exactly what you’re looking for. A spot of nature in the mountains? No problem! An energetic workout by the river? Any time. Extraordinary art events? Of course. History waiting to be experienced? All around. Special treats for body and soul? Naturally.
That’s what we call a fantastic holiday in Brixen!
Paracelsus once wrote: Solely the dose determines that a thing is not a poison. Visit the fascinating world of apothecary arts in Brixen’s pharmacy museum in the Peer pharmacy and discover the treasures of healing arts, lovingly and carefully conserved and exhibited. How about following it up with a cup of tea or a glass of herbal schnapps in our Tagesbar?
At the heart of the city, just around the corner from Adler, Brixen cathedral towers over the main square, keeping watch over the city and its inhabitants. As well as the 14th-century frescoes, you absolutely mustn’t miss a reflective walk through the cloister.
A baroque treasure awaits you in Brixen’s old town. Just a few steps away from Adler, you can look forward to an impressive palace garden, the Diocesan Museum, the Cathedral Treasure, and much more. A visit to the nativity collection is especially atmospheric at Christmastime.
On the outskirts of Brixen, surrounded by vineyards, stands the monastery of the Augustinian Canons of Neustift. Our tip: Search for the boot in the monastery church and make sure you visit the library. All we’ll say is: breathtaking.
Brixen’s local mountain is a paradise for sports. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing – sports fans will find everything they could wish for here. Enjoy a leisurely ride up from the valley station on Plose cable car. Once you’ve arrived at the top, you’ll have Brixen at your feet. Amazing!
The pretty town has a colourful past, as the diverse buildings in the centre show. Stroll through the charming lanes, admire the beautiful houses, and don’t miss out on visiting the art galleries, as Klausen is an inspiring artists’ town.
Sabiona/Säben monastery above the town of Klausen, slightly south of Brixen, has been watching over Valle Isarco/Eisacktal for centuries. The impressive building is located on the holy mountain of the same name and was the domain of Benedictine nuns for some 400 years.
Art fans will gasp with delight here. In this castle high above the Rienza/Rienz river, still privately owned today, you can admire Iwein frescoes from the 13th century. The high plateau in Rodeneck also invites you to enjoy numerous hikes and walks.
The largest fortress complex in the Alps, named after Austrian Emperor Franz I, is remarkable: Throughout its history, it has never seen battle. Today, the impressive fortress is a historic monument and also provides a venue for modern art exhibitions. Our tip: Join a guided tour during the summer months – it’s worth it!
Whether in summer or winter, spring or autumn, a visit to Geisleralm is a real must for everyone who wants to discover the majestic mountain world of the Dolomites without needing high-mountain experience and equipment. This catered mountain hut is located in Puez-Odle/Puez-Geisler nature park and will treat you to unparalleled views as well as culinary delights.
The merchant city of Sterzing is Italy’s northernmost city and is worth a visit at any time of year. Wander through the arcades of the new town, admire Tyrol’s most beautiful town hall, and visit the “Unsere Liebe Frau im Moos” parish church. Are you looking for a destination for a leisurely half-day tour? Then head to Sterzing!