With more than 21,000 inhabitants, Bressanone is the third largest community in South Tyrol. The mediaeval episcopal city is more than 1,000 years old and is the oldest city in the whole of Tyrol. Traders, artists and travellers used to stop in Bressanone on their way between the north and the south even in the Middle Ages. All left their mark, so that Bressanone today has many cultural treasures. Gothic buildings, Renaissance paintings and Baroque churches are all typical of the cityscape. Equally admirable are the narrow alleyways, idyllic porticoes, attractive town houses and slender bridges. But it is not just of interest to culture vultures. A magnet for shopaholics, the numerous shops, delicatessens and fashion boutiques set pulses racing. Sports fans will love the climbing hall, the lively Aquarena swimming pool and other sports facilities. The old episcopal town is also surrounded by a true natural paradise that welcomes all kinds of activities. There are many options – hiking, biking, skiing and winter hiking to mention a few.