Brixen downtown with old buildings and White Tower
Bressanone or Brixen is a town in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Bolzano.
The Cathedral of Brixen (10th century), was rebuilt in the 13th century and again in 1745–54 along Baroque lines. The ceiling of the nave has a large fresco by Paul Troger portraying the Adoration of the Lamb.
Outside the city is Rodeneck Castle, one of the most powerful of its time. It has precious frescoes from the early 13th century. Also important are Reifenstein Castle and Trostburg Castle in Waidbruck. In the latter lived the adventurer and minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein.