Take a holiday in the enchanting episcopal city of Bressanone in South Tyrol

Welcome to the oldest city of Tyrol

Brixen in Italy is not only the oldest town in Tyrol, this holiday resort in the Dolomites is also one of the most beautiful towns in South Tyrol with its numerous sights, winding lanes, old arcades and magnificent avenues.

The episcopal city of Bresannone knows how to impress with cultural sights like no other. The historic old town with its beautiful arcades and narrow streets is a gathering place for guests with in interest in culture. The many churches and chapels, the cathedral and the Hofburg still bear witness to the historical significance of the city. The most important sacred building is obviously the cathedral, and it is still the highest church in South Tyrol. Just outside the gates of the cathedral, you can find the best of city life: Shops, bars and traditional restaurants attract guests and locals alike. How about: You take a little time on a park bench in the middle of the magnificent green areas, sit back and enjoy the hustle and bustle in the capital of the Eisacktal.

The Mediterranean climate and the many sunny days during the year make Bressanone in Italy a year-round holiday resort.

For those who spend their holidays in Bressanone in South Tyrol: the ski and hiking area Plose located just outside the city offers wonderful hiking trails in summer and turns into an Eldorado for skiers and snowboarders in winter.

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Accommodation Valle Isarco / Eisacktal

Bressanone in South Tyrol - cathedral
Bressanone - Panorama

The landmark of Bressanone - the Cathedral of Bressanone

It is the largest and most important church of Bressanone and South Tyrol: the Cathedral of Bressanone. The construction of the Cathedral of Bressanone started around 980 AD. At the end of the 12th century, after a major fire, the church was remodelled and equipped with a three-aisle nave and two facade towers. In the early 17th century, the cathedral was redesigned again, enriched with several chapels, a high choir with pointed arched windows, and reticulated vaults. It was completely remodelled in the mid-18th century, when the church was decorated with Baroque frescoes and paintings. The South Tower also got its Baroque shape around this time. The attractions of the cathedral are not only its age but also the beautiful organ with its 84 stops and the 3,335 pipes.

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Recommended hotels and accommodation in and around Bressanone

My Arbor
Bressanone / S. Andrea
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