Bressanone / Brixen is a pleasant medieval city located in the Dolomite Mountains 30 km south to Bolzano. The city preserves its architecture, tradition and culture. In spite of the fact that it is Italian city, its residents speak German. The city holds every year a festive and colorful Christmas market. The market takes place, usually, for four weeks that contain the four Sundays before Christmas. – The Advent.
During these days the city is decorated with colored lights. He who reaches the square in front of the city hall and St Michele church (Piazza Duomo/Domplatz) will find a sequence of decorated wooden huts selling souvenirs, gifts, crafts works and decorations along with a typical holiday foods.
A visit to the market during the cold winter, taste of delicious holiday foods, drinking hot wine (Glühwein), eating hot chestnuts and candied almonds with the special market atmosphere all this and more, provide a great winter experience visit.