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An exciting holiday programme awaits you

The Isarco Valley is incredibly rich in cultural heritage just waiting be discovered. Trust us, one holiday is not enough… In the historical city of Bressanone there are many monuments to visit - the Duomo, the Hofburg (episcopal palace), the Abbey of Novacella, just to name a few -, not to mention the artist’s town of Chiusa, much loved by Albrecht Dürer, or Vipiteno with the Tower of the Twelve ... Also noteworthy is the varied programme of exhibitions, concerts, plays ... Tell us what you want, we will be happy to show you all the possible offers.

Did you know?

With the BrixenCard you can easily reach all theatres using free public transport. What’s more, many entries are free or reduced.

Bressanone Classics

The unique music festival enlivens the art and culture of the city Bressanone with atmospheric concerts by world-famous soloists, as well as local upcoming talents.
During eight events you can enjoy fine classical music in the most beautiful scenery and culinary specialties paired with the best and exquisite wines of the Isarco Valley.

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Cathedral with cloister and Treasure of the Cathedral

The symbol of Bressanone, with three naves and two bell towers, the cathedral fascinates with the frescoes by Paul Troger, the precious marble, the high altar by Theodor Benedetti - one of the most famous Baroque altars in Tyrol - and with the cloister, one of the most famous South Tyrolean monuments, with Gothic frescoes.

Abbey of Novacella

Founded in 1142 by Bishop Hartmann, known as the oldest abbey in South Tyrol, it is a centre of religious activity and learning. The round-shaped chapel, which once served as a hospice and a defensive complex, is truly one-of-a-kind. Precious Gothic frescoes adorn the cloister and the Rococo style library merits a visit; in the inner courtyard is the Pozzo delle Meraviglie, which represents the wonders of the ancient world.

Fortress of Fortezza

Once the fortress of Fortezza was considered the most imposing fortress in Europe. It was built with large granite squares and looks like a maze of rooms, corridors and stairs. Today it serves as a setting for permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Monastery of Sabiona

Once the episcopal seat, the Monastery of Sabiona above Chiusa dominates majestically. The sacred mountain is one of the oldest places of worship in Tyrol. Today it is inhabited by cloistered nuns and for this reason only three churches and a chapel are open to the public.

Trostburg Castle

The Castle of Trostburg near Ponte Gardena in the Isarco Valley is mentioned for the first time in 1173 and houses today the Museum of Castles in South Tyrol. The structure fascinates with its Romanesque doors and windows, with its Gothic ramparts, the majestic halls, a wooden panelling from the 16th and 17th centuries, and also the grandiose Gothic-style stube and the library, considered one of the most famous at the time.

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