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Brixen in Winter

A perfect mix: Brixen Plose

All the conveniencies of a town like Brixen can be combined with a nearby skiresort that offers breathtaking views of the Dolomites. 

Behind the mighty towers of the Cathedral of Brixen rises Mount Plose with all its offers and possibilities to spend a great winterday outdoor.

Brixen in Winter Plose South Tyrol

Brixen in winter – © Brixen Tourismus

Brixen today

Brixen counts more than 21.000 inhabitants and is the  third largest city in South Tyrol, after Bozen/Bolzano and Meran/Merano).  According to the population census of 2011 73% of the inhabitants speak German as their mother tongue, 26% speak Italian and 1% Ladin.

The Service Sector and Tourism count almost 68% of all employees, they  are followed by Industry  (19%), Craft (7%) and Agriculture (6%).

Brixen was founded on 13th September 901 and is therefor one of the oldest cities in Tyrol. It has preserved many of the buildings that were built in the last centuries. In Brixen resides the Seat of the College for Philosophy and Theology and since 2001 the Faculty of Education of the Free University of Bolzano. There is even an outpost of the University of Padova. Brixen is also well known as town of culture and congresses

The old baroque town is a location, you cannot miss. Thanks to its long history there is a whole range of historical buildings that are well worth a visit, such as the majestic Cathedral or the Bishop’s Palace that make the historic centre from the Middle Ages so unique. And there are many more historical sites to be seen in the surroundings.

Besides the historical places of interest, there are also modern structures that attract visitors, such as the “Vertikale”, a modern climbing hall and the swimming and fun-pool Aquarena. For centuries now the Lauben / portici invite people to linger around. Here under the Lauben you can sit down and have a coffee or do some shopping in the many small shops. In the streets of the old town you will meet Italian eating culture and old Austrian traditions. Extraordinary experiences! Fore more information please visit

Last but not least there is a cosy little Christmas Market in Brixen that you should not miss.

Holidays in  the City and on the Mountain

The perfect holiday in South Tyrol is as individual as you. In order to make it the perfect place, Brixen Plose has a whole range of offers and possibilites to spend your holidays the way you wish to.

Active and challenging: The destination area reaches from Brixen at 560 m above the sea level up to Mount Gabler at a height of 2.542 m above the sea level. You can spend your day in town and enjoy all facilities offered by Brixen, or you go for an outdoor experience.

If you want to leave your car parked and use the public transportation, please feel free to do so. Brixen is well connected with its surounding villages and with the Plose, too. The bottom station of the gondol lift Plose is located only 7 km outside of Brixen.


Don’t forget to ask your your guest card! The BrixenCard is your personal ticket to a whole range of benefits and priviliges. Public transport, cultural events, museums and outdoor activities are all available to you free of charge. The BrixenCard grants you also a free ride with the Plose gondola lifte once a day. For more information please see