Attractions in the city of Brixen

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!

Attractions in the city of Brixen

The best attractions in Brixen

It’s not easy to choose. That’s why we’ve put together our top attractions in and around Brixen for you here. We’ll give you all our other tips in person. Perhaps over a glass of wine at Vitis? What better place to tell stories and make excursion plans?

Pharmacy museum

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?

Distance: 50m

Brixen cathedral

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.

Distance: 140m

Hofburg palace

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.

Distance: 350m

Neustift monastery

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.

Distance: 3.5km


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!

Distance: 8.6km


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.

Distance: 13km

Sabiona/Säben monastery

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.

Distance: 16.4km

Rodenegg castle

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.

Distance: 18km

Franzensfeste fortress

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!

Distance: 25km


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.

Distance: 27km


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!

Distance: 40km

Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen
Attractions in the city of Brixen

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