Bressanone - Brixen, Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige

Bressanone (Brixen am Eisack) is a very old town, founded in 901 AD, and the third largest in the Province. Situated where the Rienzea flows into the Isarco river, it is an ancient, town with monuments from the medieval to the Baroque period. It is today a popular winter sports resort, thanks to the skiing facilities et Plancios-Plose. The majority of the population speak German.


  • Altitude: 559 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 22,000 inhabitants in 2018
  • Zip/postal code: 39042
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0472
  • Frazioni & Localities: Albes/Albeins, Elvas, Eores/Afers, La Mara/Mahr, Millan/Milland, Monteponente/Pfeffersberg, Sant'Andrea/St. Andrä, Sarnes/Sarns.

What to see

  • The Romanesque Cathedral, with 2 high baroque belltowers and a gothic cloister, covered with 15th-cenury frescoes
  • 3 km to the north, the celebrated Novacella Abbey
  • The Plose massif, which can be reached by cableway.

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