Colourful chair in the green garden

Sights, events & active holidays in Albes near Bressanone

Life around Mittermoar is never a bore

Bressanone, nestled in a wide valley basin, is just a few kilometres away by city bus or bike. History here is all around you. The main town of the Valle Isarco valley is one of the oldest cities in the Alpine region and is very rich in historical places and buildings. The Piazza Duomo in front of the cathedral and its surroundings, including the old prince-bishop’s palace, provide the ecclesiastical setting for your holiday. Around this artistically historically church district, a maze of branching alleyways (above all the Große and Kleine Lauben) offers the perfect location for an afternoon of shopping, including a refreshing aperitif in one of the numerous cafés and bars. And to round off the day, an delicious glass of wine in one of the town’s first-class wine bars. As an art historian and shopping enthusiast, host Edith* is essentially the ideal advisor and will inspire you with numerous insider tips.

*Just to note, if you are really interested, you can certainly organise a short city tour with Edith.

Albeins near Brixen

See Albes and … enjoy the peace and quiet

Away from the hustle and bustle and yet full of life. That is how we would describe our village of Albes. As soon as you enter the small village you can see: it is full of a charm of its own! Old walls with picturesque ensembles of buildings provide plenty of material for village walks. 700 Albes residents, 2 churches, 2 restaurants, 1 shop, thousands of apple trees and plenty of peace and quiet.

Would you rather enjoy a delicious pizza or some imaginatively prepared South Tyrolean delicacies? Everything is possible in Albes! And you will find everything you need for your holiday at our apartments in our village shop.

  • Cathedral & Square: Bressanone cathedral is a baroque jewel. You can soak in the history in the huge cathedral, on the square in front of it and in the entire cathedral district.
  • The uniqueness of the cloister in Bressanone cannot be surpassed. Each arcade tells its own story. Wonderfully relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
  • Hofburg: also to be found in the cathedral district of Bressanone, it houses the valuable diocesan museum and an extensive nativity scene exhibition.
  • Abbazia di Novacella: just a few kilometres from Bressanone. A place with rich history, a wonderful church, a unique library and… excellent wine.
  • Plose: Bressanone´s local mountain. Skiing in winter and hiking in summer. And best of all: as our guests, you can use the BrixenCard to get to the top with the new gondola for free.
  • Funes Valley: perhaps the most pristine and beautiful valley in the Valle Isarco with the high alpine pastures and the Geisler peaks. And the valley where Reinhold Messner spent his childhood.
  • Klausen: The artist town to the south of us impresses with its picturesque streets and its location at the foot of Säben Abbey, which towers high above the town like a castle in the clouds.
  • Alpe di Siusi, Villandro Alp: these beautiful high alpine pastures are renowned for their panoramas and the almost endless expanse they offer. Certainly worth a visit.
  • Lago Rodella: more suitable for hiking fans, as it can only be reached on foot. However, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Dolomites as well as delicacies from the refuge of the same name.
Cathedral Square Bressanone Christmas Market Organ in Bressanone Cathedral Cloister in Brixen Neustift Monastery in spring Picturesque alleyways in Klausen Skiing on the Alpe di Siusi

Our Bressanone highlights
  • Hike with “Kneipp” (spring): guided spring hike in the footsteps of the teachings of the priest Sebastian Kneipp.
  • Art on the mountain: (Early summer) This guided hike visits all 7 churches on Monteponente/Pfeffersberg in the west of the Bressanone valley. A cultural experience.
  • To the Schrüttensee lakes (summer): visit these remote and enchanted mountain lakes in the farthest Scaleres valley.
  • Three Peaks Tour (Summer): unforgettable guided hike with unique views of the Plose.
  • Burning Mountains (summer): sunset hike on our local mountain, Plose. A must-have experience.
  • Towards the moon (summer): have you ever done a full moon hike? An experience that is out of this world on the Rodengo and Luson Alp.
  • Early bird hike on the Ploseberg (summer): this sunrise hike up the Gabler, one of the peaks of the Plose, will amaze you.
  • Törggelen, the fifth season (autumn): guided hike including food and wine tasting on the trail of viticulture and this popular culinary tradition.
  • Mountain autumn on the Plose (autumn): guided hike celebrating the most beautiful season in the mountains.
  • Törggelen up close (autumn): there is plenty to learn and enjoy on this guided hike through the vineyards around Bressanone.
  • Tasting at the winegrower’s (autumn): some well-known producers open their cellars and invite you to taste their best wines.
  • Adventure urban tours in Bressanone (summer-autumn): worthwhile tours with different topics. Actors bring history to life in theatrical scenes and make it possible to experience the past from a special perspective.
  • General city tours in Bressanone (all year round): as the oldest town in Tyrol, you have to get to know Bressanone and its intriguing stories.
  • The Aquarena, one of the most beautiful swimming pools in South Tyrol – indoor and outdoor. Thanks to the BrixenCard the first three hours are free.
Panoramic view from the Plose Hiking around Albeins Plose sunrise concert Törgellen in autumn Albeins Tobogganing on the Plose at night South Tyrolean specialities snack Wine tasting in Brixen- the Mittermoar The white tower in Bressanone/Brixen

Active throughout the year
A walk in spring.

What could be better than watching nature reawaken from its slumber? Long walks through blooming apple orchards are the hit of the season. Simply magical. It is the ideal time for a day trip to Bolzano or Merano. Thanks to the BrixenCard, all public transport is at your disposal.

Everything is in bloom!

Flowering plants everywhere in spring
Hiking along the lakeshore in the Dolomites.

The snow has now also melted on the mountains. Plose (free ascent with the BrixenCard), Lago Rodella, the Odle peaks, Sass de Putia. There are plenty of mountain peaks to discover close by. Or you can set off on a journey of discovery by bike. The Valle Isarco cycle path is very close. And if you’re looking to cool down: Daily entry to the Acquarena swimming pool in Bressanone is also included.

The mountain is calling!

Sweet red strawberries in summer.
Krapfen with jam at Törgellen

The air is now fresh and clear and offers unrivalled views. That’s why autumn is probably the best time for hikes and bike tours in the mountains. But there is also a lot going on when it comes to cuisine: The Törggele spots are now opening their cellars and parlours and inviting you to taste their traditional farm products. Bring your appetite! Don´t miss out.

Bring your appetite!

Colourful autumn leaves
Skiing fun on the numerous pistes around Brixen.

We have snow! Maybe not always in our village, it’s too sunny here. But on the Plose, our local mountain, skiing fun awaits. Snowshoe hikers will also find lots of small winter wonderlands in the surrounding area. Just ask your host family.

Are you looking for snow?

Break at the mountain hut in winter