Holiday in Bressanone: holiday near the episcopal city
Bressanone lays in the middle of a wide valley in the South Tyrolean Isarco Valley and is surrounded by a wonderful high hills landscape. Vineyards and orchards extend along the slopes and the climate on the Southern Alp side is mild. The Gasserhof Hotel lays only a few kilometres away from the centre of the episcopal city and is the optimal starting point for trips to Bressanone and its surroundings. The city will welcome you with a medieval ambience: narrow streets with romantic arcades squirm through the historical centre and decorated houses line the streets. During a tour in the city enjoy a break in one of the street cafés, drinking a cappuccino en plein air during your holiday in Bressanone.
Not to miss in the city centre of Bressanone
From Gasserhof Hotel in St. Andrä you will reach the medieval historical centre just in a few minutes by car or travelling for free by public transport. In the city a lot of interesting places and attractions wait for you. In the centres the imposing Dom with its barock fassade waits for you. Not to miss are the frescos from the XVIII century of Paul Troger and the cloisters with artistic gothic wall paintings. A symbol of Bressanone is the white tower which towers above all city buildings with its 71 metres. This monument can be visited during a guided tour of the city centre. Going around in the city you can have a visit of the episcopal residence palace, which hosts today the Diocesan museum.
Cultural pleasure and free-time fun during your holiday in Bressanone
With a great number of museums and events Bressanone offers a complete cultural program. The most important cultural highlight in summer is the music festival “Bressanone summer emotions”. During this event many live-bands perform in bars and the sounds of jazz and rock music resound through the narrow streets. Those who are interested in the history of the pharmacy should not miss the visit of the pharmacy museum in the Adlergasse. Novacella monastery and the historical fort of Fortezza are two significant South Tyrolean cultural monuments situated near the city entrance. A visit to the swimming-pool Acquarena in Bressanone grants a lot of fun for both adults and children. While children enjoy the children pool and the water slide, parents enjoy their stay in the wide wellness area.