Sunny days in the Eisack valley – in a holiday apartment Bressanone
Enjoy a full round summer holiday in St. Andrä by Brixen, on the Plose and in the Bishops city!
Whether you are wanting a day hillwalking on the sunny Plose, want to admire the spectacular Dolomites, UNESCO natural world heritage site, or just want to enjoy some locally prepared food relaxing in the sun in one of our mountain huts. Or would you prefer an exciting freeride adventure on your bike? End the perfect day with an evening stroll through the city of Brixen or snap a quick breath of air in Haus Bergheims garden.
Summer in St. Andrä is something special, adventure and relaxation, mountain and city, there is something for everyone.
Haus Bergheim is a perfect base for visitors who want to follow outdoor pursuits. 360° Summer holidays are just waiting for you!
A hillwalking holiday surrounded by the superb panorama of the Dolomites
Enjoy a walk to one of the many mountain huts or climb to one of the many summits the Eisack valley has to offer. There are numerous walks you can undertake on the Plose mountain. The Dolomites, the Zillertaler Alps Glacier, even the Alps look near enough to touch. Use the BrixenCard for a free trip in the cablecar and admire the splendid views from the Plose. With a great variety of walks, your walking holiday in Brixen / St Andrä will be hard to forget!
Woody Walk, a family mountain walk ideal for prams takes you from the cable car station to the Rossalm with a host of stops for children on the way – a forest telephone, enormous woodcarvings of various animals, an area to go barefoot, a great day out for all the family.
The three summit tour. More experienced walkers can admire the Telegraph, the Pfannspitz and the Gabler – a breathtaking walk with spectacular views.
There are numerous tracks around St. Andrä to explore too. The route from Karnol to St Leonhard leads you through rolling hills and woods while looking down upon the vineyards around Kloster Neustift.
For the more adventurous among you, the Brixen Dolomiten Marathon in July starts from the Cathedral in the city centre and winds its way up to the Plose summit at 2.340 m. An unforgettable experience!
Whether it is a gentle hillwalk, a climb to the summit or a family day out you are looking for – we have it, so what are you waiting for?
There’s no time for bad moods during your holidays in St. Andrä by Brixen
Exciting Summer Emotions in the Cultural city
The small city of Brixen has a varied programme in Summer. Thank goodness you are on holiday and can enjoy it all!
Leisure Centre Acquarena
Neverending fun in the water and an enormous lawn area. The Fun pool with flume, the 50m pool with diving board and the paddling pool are all good for swimming and splashing around. Even if the sun doesn’t show its face, don’t worry – just move inside into the indoor pool. With the BrixenCard you are entitled to 3 hours of fun free of charge (3 hours outdoor pool, 2,5 hours indoor pool excluding Sundays and holidays)
Climbing arena Vertikale
It is not just its amazing architecture that draws people to the climbing arena Vertikale. There are over 50 routes to be discovered, with a difficulty rating of 8b+ and in the Summer months the outdoor climbing wall can also be used. In the bouldering room you can climb without a rope and harness. On showing the BrixenCard you are entitled to 15% discount on the entry price.
Shopping in Brixen
Törggelen originated in the Eisack valley
Autumn is a great time for a culinary visit to South Tyrol
As soon as the leaves change colour and the first chestnuts fall from the trees it is Törggele-time in the Eisack valley! This tradition originated here in the Eisack valley with its abundance of vineyards and the vast woods full of chestnut trees. An autumn walk through coloured forests and vineyards, followed by a visit to one of the local farmhouses. The newly harvested grapes produce the seasons first wine and the wine-growers will spoil you with some home cooked local fayre in their cosy parlours and cellars. A visit to a local farm is a must to taste their home-made dumplings (Knodel), a meat platter with homemade sausages, black pudding and smoked pork (Schlachtplatte), sour cabbage, deep fried pastry parcels with jam filling and roast chestnuts.
A treat for all five sins in the Eisack valley
Culture, the arts and culinary delights in Brixen and the surrounding area.
365° of culture in the middle age city centre, in the historical Lauben, on the spectacular cathedral square with its churches or in the Hofburg, the Bishops Palace. Once the seat of the Prince Bishop, Brixen is now a cultural centre. On a saunter around Brixen you are accompanied by many signs of Brixen’s history. Visit the Prince Bishop’s Palace, the Pharmacy Museum or the museum in the White Tower, Cabaret and Theatre pieces are acted out in the Kleinkunstkeller and maybe you’ll fina a windinstrument concert somewhere in the City – there is plenty to discover on your cultural get away to South Tyrol!
The Cathedral, Cloister & Hofburg
South Tyrolean cuisine
You have to try some of South Tyrols cuisine – traditional dishes which use locally sourced high-quality products, intertwined with the Italian cuisines simplicity – a well made match for any palate. The Eisack valley is well-known for its assortment of white wines; Kerner, Sylvaner and Müller-Thurgau to name but a few. Whether you choose a high-class restaurant, a traditional guesthouse or wine bar the Eisack valley won’t disappoint. Enjoy your meal!