Bressanone is located in a valley amidst the ski resorts of Dolomiti Superski. Bressanone is also known by its German name, Brixen.

This quaint Tyrolean town has a population of just over 21,000. Hike Superski trails in the summertime or ski in the wintertime. Then relax in Bressanone.

In the summer, you can enjoy your wine and gaze at the 360-degree panorama of the surrounding Dolomite mountains.

Wander about town on narrow cobblestone streets crowded with picturesque medieval houses, some dating back to 1320. It’s like something out of Cinderella.

Tour the Hofburg palace, once the home of the Prince Bishops.

If you haven’t had enough hiking for the day, walk up the 200 steps to the Torre Bianco, a bell tower hung with 43 bells. A small fee will get you in.

The Isarco River meanders through the center of town. Walk across the bridge and see where it merges with the other river to form an even larger Isarco.

In the winter, you may choose to tour Bressanone Cathedral, an 18th century double-spired church featuring fresco paintings, elaborately patterned floors, and an enormous pipe organ that takes up an entire interior side of the church.

After that, why not shop at the Christmas market, the Mercatino di Natale. Artisans display their elaborate wares on tables set along the cobblestone streets. It’s even more enchanting than A Christmas Carol staged in London.

Retire in luxury at the end of your day at Hotel Fernblick under its chalet style roof.