Bressanone, the oldest town in Tyrol, is located in the heart of the sunny Isarco Valley, at the confluence of the Rienza and Isarco rivers.  Surrounded by majestic peaks, Bressanone harmoniously blends the splendid scenery of the Dolomites with art and culture, tradition and modernity.


The old town, with more than 1,000 years of history, enchants with its alleys and arcades, the majestic cathedral, the White Tower, the old prince Bishop’s Palace and the cloister with its precious Gothic frescoes. Around this historically district the arcades and the narrow streets framed by merlons offer the perfect location for shopping, numerous cafés and restaurants with a wide range of artistic and cultural activities. 

Top 10 sights in Bressanone

Visit the museums

City Hall – © Brixen Tourismus/Michael Pezzei
Acquarena – © 2024 Stadtwerke Brixen AG


Those looking for relaxation can reach the Acquarena, which belongs to the flagship baths in South Tyrol, with indoor and outdoor pools, the hydromassage pool, the salt water pool, spacious sauna landscape and wellness area.

Visit Acquarena

Food, drinks and local products

Shopping in Bressanone


In winter the proximity to the skiing and hiking area Mount Plose, located at an altitude of 2,500 meters, makes Bressanone the ideal destination for anyone who enjoys winter sports and high-altitude walks. The Plose ski resort boasts over 40 kilometres of ski slopes of all levels of difficulty for beginners and experts skiers, including the longest downhill slope in South Tyrol, the famous slope “Trametsch”. Close to the ski area Mount Plose, four cross-country trails, with a total length of almost 24 kilometres, leads through deep snow-covered forests. Mount Plose offers many alternatives besides skiing, such as snowshoeing, winter walks, closed bobsled on a rail-guided track, and over 12 km of toboggan runs to experience the mountains in winter in an alternative way  staying immersed in the magic of snowy landscapes. A skibus service connecting Bressanone with Plose is available in winter time. 

Visit Plose

Hiking in Bressanone

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