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Bressanone
Travel Guide

Use this beautiful and historic town, the oldest in South Tyrol, as a base for exploring the dramatic peaks and verdant valleys of the Dolomite mountain range. 

Bressanone, or Brixen in German, is the longest-standing town in Italy’s heavily Austrian-influenced region of South Tyrol. Use this spot as an idyllic base for exploring the surrounding Dolomites, a beacon for outdoor lovers. Even if you’re not a hiking or skiing fan, find plenty of charm and appeal amid the cobbled lanes and Baroque architecture of this scenic and historic place.

The first written records mentioning a town here at the junction of the Isarco and Rienza rivers date back to 901. Wander the narrow, winding streets and find signs of its long history everywhere. With medieval buildings lining the streets, a visit here lets you feel that you have truly traveled back in time.

Start your tour at Bressanone Cathedral. A church has stood in this spot since 980, but after several fires struck the site, it was rebuilt in the mid-18th century. Take photos of its gorgeous façade, with elegant columns and elaborate twin clock towers. Admire the many rich details of the interior, including colorful frescoes and an ornate altar. Visit the cloisters, known for their striking painted ceilings.

Another important historic site is the Bishop’s Palace. Pay an entrance fee and then step inside the museum, which includes many beautiful medieval works of art. The nearby Pharmacy Museum is also quite special. It is contained within a gorgeous historic townhouse. The collections have an unusual focus, as they explore the history of medicine.

Ride the Plose Cable Lift to access the simply stunning Plose Mountain. In summer, its beautiful wooded slopes are filled with hikers. Come in winter, however, and switch walking boots for skis.

Take the train to Bressanone to see the gorgeous scenery of the Dolomites as you travel. Any season of the year is a wonderful time for a visit, as even in the colder months, the great local winter sports facilities provide plenty to do.

GrünerBaum Hotels
GrünerBaum Hotels
4 out of 5
Via Stufles 11, Brixen, Bressanone, BZ
The price is ¥18,034 per night from May 2 to May 3

This family-friendly Bressanone hotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Neustift Monastery and Plose Ski Area. Val Gardena and Puez-Geisler ...

4.4/5Excellent! (194 reviews)
great location

"Location few steps from the surprisingly beautiful town. Great pools, very quick service, standard but good breakfast. Bit labyrinth like hotel but overall very positive!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

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My Arbor
My Arbor
4.5 out of 5
Leonharderstr. 26, Italien, Bressanone
The price is ¥38,418 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20

Situated in Bressanone, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Isarco Valley and Plose Ski Area. Neustift Monastery and Plose are also within 12 mi ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (148 reviews)

"Everything was spot on! Food was particularly good."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

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Hotel Fischer
Hotel Fischer
4 out of 5
Klerant 196, Bressanone, BZ
The price is ¥27,147 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30

Located near the slopes, this Bressanone hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Isarco Valley and Dolomites and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

"Comfortable lodge in the dolomites, good food at the hotel restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Hotel Fischer
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Gerharts Premium City Living
Gerharts Premium City Living
3.5 out of 5
Kreuzgasse 11, Bressanone, Südtirol
The price is ¥21,001 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

Located near the slopes, this Bressanone apartment building is connected to the convention center and within a 10-minute walk of Isarco Valley, Acquarena, and ...

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Suite Adlerbrücke
Suite Adlerbrücke
3 out of 5
Via Ponte Aquila 6, Bressanone, Alto Adige

Situated in Bressanone, this apartment building is steps from Isarco Valley, San Michele Arcangelo Church, and Cathedral of Bressanone. Dolomites and Acquarena ...

Suite Adlerbrücke
Bacher'stay
Bacher'stay
San Leonardo / St. Leonhard 98, Bressanone, BZ
The price is ¥17,561 per night from May 8 to May 9

Situated in Bressanone, this apartment building is steps from Isarco Valley and Dolomites. Plose Ski Area and Plose Gondola are also within 3 mi (5 km).

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Relaxing stay

"Wonderful room, very clean with amazing view."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2016

Bacher'stay
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