Brixen-Bressanone, a bishop’s residence, is distinguished by its mediaeval Gothic architecture. Here you can still breathe the atmosphere of an academic, theological tradition that has lasted for centuries and the city also houses a branch of the University of Padua. Like Bozen-Bolzano, Brixen-Bressanone has always been a crossroads of various cultures
The second campus of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is in the charming town of Brixen-Bressanone. The Faculty of Education together with the annexed University Library is housed in the modern university complex in the very centre of the town.
Since the end of the World War II Brixen-Bressanone has experienced a spurt in economic growth while consolidating its artistic and cultural vocation. Students who come to study here will find a comfortably-sized town of about 18,000 inhabitants, free of traffic problems.
The mediaeval alleys and the wealth of historical references are an ideal starting point for excursions into the countryside and for practising a whole variety of sports and leisure activities. Leaving directly from the town centre students can set off on their bikes or on foot for excursions into the surrounding hills and mountains; a good example of a fine place for walking and biking is the Plose mountain, easily accessible by public transport, and which in the winter months becomes a favourite area for skiing and snowboarding.
Street parking is permitted in designated areas for a short period only. The town centre is inaccessible to cars. It is recommended to park your car in the large car park in Dantestr./Via Dante and then proceed on foot or by bus.
As in most other towns in South Tyrol, the best way to get around Brixen-Bressanone is by bicycle. There are certain areas of the town well served by cycle paths (especially along the river) and it is also possible to go for bike rides out of the town itself.