Bressanone - Double impact
Brixen (Bressanone) is one of the oldest towns of in Tyrol, the main town in the Eisacktal (Valle Isarco) and the third largest town in South Tyrol.
In the historic Old Town you will find the cathedral and its adjacent cloister, the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) and the Johanneskapelle (Chapel of St John), the Hofburg (former residence of the Prince-Bishops), the seminary, the two arcades, the motherhouse of the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis, Brixen (Bressanone), the monastery of the Poor Clares, the Capuchin monastery, the parish church of St. Michael and the Evangelical Church of St. Gotthard and St. Erhard.
Brixen (Bressanone) Cathedral
Original construction around 980; Romanesque redesign after two fires around 1200 with three-aisled nave and two façade towers. Baroque reconstruction 1745 - 1754 with frescoes by Paul Troger (ceiling fresco: Adoration of the Lamb, approx. 200 m2) and paintings by his students; altarpiece by Theodor Benedetti; rich décor with 33 different types of top-quality marble. Late Gothic Madonna by Hans Leinberger; organ with 3335 pipes and 84 registers. Neo-classical narthex by Jakob Pirchstaller around 1783.The cathedral is closed from 12:00 midday - 3:00pm. Guided tours of the cathedral and cloister from Easter to All Saints' Day, Monday - Saturday at 10:30am and 3:00pm.
Fantastic Romanesque building (1250); vaulted ceilings from around 1370; frescoes from 1390 - 1500; finest examples of late Gothic frescoes; particular features include the representation of an elephant (third arcade) and the Adoration of the Magi (thirteenth arcade). First-class attraction.The cloister is closed from 12:00 midday - 3:00pm.
Acquarena water park
Our guests enjoy free admission to one of the biggest and best water parks in the Alpine region.
The Acquarena offers unlimited fun for both young and old, 365 days a year.
Upon entering the two-storey complex, visitors have a view of the swimming pool from the ticket counter. After this initial orientation, visitors are led up the stairs to the top-floor gym and the changing rooms.
There are changing rooms for summer and winter as well as changing rooms and the associated wet rooms for the sauna complex. From here you can reach the large 8-lane indoor swim-training pool via the showers. The pool has a movable floor, which allows a variety of uses from swimming lessons and aqua-aerobics to diving.
In the eastern part of the building is the diverse leisure complex, which consists of an adventure pool with a slide, lazy river, massage tables and a jacuzzi. In this area, concentric shear walls and illumination from above create a fascinating spacial contrast. The area is also ideal for all types of aqua-aerobics. The real highlight of the complex, however, is the approx. 200 m² outdoor saltwater pool. From their position on the massage table, visitors have a beautiful view of Brixen's local mountain, the Plose and the cathedral towers of the Old Town.