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Brixen, Bressanone (italian), Borsnu (ladín) is a small historical city in Südtirol. The two rivers "Rienz" and "Eisack" merge here.


Brixen was a diocesan town in the medieval ages and big parts of it's historical centre belong still to the clergy. Besides that it is a good starting point for hiking tours in the surrounding areas and offers a lot of festivities all year round.

Get in[edit]

By Bus[edit]

The buses coming from the North leave you at the main bus terminal (which lays right in the centre) and continue often to the train station. Those coming from the South pass the train station before arriving at the bus terminal

By Train[edit]

All trains direction North or South stop in Brixen

By Car[edit]

One motorway-exit is in the South of town and one in the North (Vahrn/Varna)

By Bike[edit]

Brixen is well connected to the Southtyrolean bike-roads-network

By Plane[edit]

Nearest Airports are in Innsbruck (Austria), Bozen/Bolzano or Verona

Get around[edit]

A so called "Citybus" covers the city area and its surroundings.

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Historical district "Stufels"

  • Abbazia di Novacella (Kloster Neustift), Stiftstraße 1, Vahrn, +39 0472 836 189, [1]. Novacella Abbey is in the village of Vahrn (Varna in Italian), less than 4 kilometers from Brixen. It sone of the most beautiful abbeys in Northern Italy and the Alps. It is also very famous for its winery which is among the oldest in the world (founded in 1142).  edit

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Summer: swimming in "Aquarena" or "Vahrner See" (10km away) , hiking on the "Plose" or other nearby valleys, Tennis,

Winter: Skiing - "Plose", sledge, Christmas market

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are several bars in the centre:

Zur Traube, Vinus, 3fiori bar and many more

Nightlife happens in the centre (for drinking), for dancing you can go to Disco Max, Time Out, B52

Sleep[edit][add listing]


Jugendkassianeum, Via Bruno, 2, 39042 Bressanone

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