Season for bons viveurs
During autumn, there are two events right at the top of the Brixen events calendar: Törggelen and the Brot- und Strudelmarkt in October. During Törggelen you can try hearty local dishes, chestnuts and wines in many guest houses and on the farms around Brixen. There is also a Törggele-Markt. During the Brot– und Strudelmarkt the baking masters have their turn to show off their wares. It is an experience for both young and old: wandering around the Domplatz gives you the chance to experience a range of breads and other baked goods. You can also learn a bit about traditional agriculture and artisan baking at live presentations and demonstrations.
Conquer the Eisacktal on foot
When autumn is showing its prettiest side – sun, blue sky, mild temperatures – nobody stays inside. From the Nussbaumerhof, some of the most beautiful hiking paths in the Eisacktal are right by the door. There is the Brixner Höhenweg for example, an easy hike, which goes from the Plose-Seilbahn mountain station to the traditionally cultivated Ochsenalm. If you take the the route to the Plosehütte, you will reach the Telegraph, the highest point of the Plosemassiv. There is a superb view up there. But it is not all about the Plose. Do not miss the Keschtnweg, an easy walk with many opportunities to stop off for refreshments, and a magnificent view into the valley. You can start in Vahrn, and hike via Feldthurns to the Kloster Säben, which is always worth a visit. The Keschtnweg is around 60 kilometres long in total, and goes all the way to Bozen and Ritten. For many holidaymakers, this is the epitome of winter fun. A further straightforward and beautiful hike is the Brixner Promenade, beginning in Milland and going via the Rienzschlucht to the Kloster Neustift.