Brixen im Thale

Big skies and a warm welcome: Visitors to Brixen im Thale will find none of the towering summits and craggy peaks commonly associated with Tirol. Instead, this quiet village is surrounded by the gently rolling hills of the Brixental Valley.

When they hear the name “Tirol”, most people don’t automatically think of rolling hills and wide open landscapes – but that is precisely what the Brixental Valley, a side valley of the Inntal Valley, has to offer. Its largest settlement is Brixen im Thale, a quaint village which benefits in many ways from the area’s unusual topography in a region more commonly associated with mountains and glaciers.

Visitors to Brixen im Thale will find none of the steep mountains and rocky summits which dominate many other areas of Tirol. Instead, the Kitzbühel Alps on the sunny side of the Brixental Valley are characterised by lush green hills long used by the community for farming. Indeed, agriculture today still plays an important role in the local economy. Many guests feel so at home in quiet Brixen, a world away from the hustle and bustle of trendy Kitzbühel, that they decide to establish a second residence in this peaceful corner of Tirol. In winter, guests are drawn to the Brixental Valley by the many ski areas and warm welcome for which residents of the Lower Inntal Valley and its side valleys are famous. It looks like the old adage is true that where you live shapes who you are!

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This magical lake surrounded by high-alpine moorland is popular with families and a great place for children to splash around and have fun., © Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner
Lake Filzalmsee

This magical lake surrounded by high-alpine moorland is popular with families and a great place for children to splash around and have fun.



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The “Antlassritt” is a centuries-old horseback procession held on Corpus Christi Saturday in June and drawing many Catholics and onlookers to the Brixental Valley every year., © Kurt Tropper
Horseback tradition

The “Antlassritt” is a centuries-old horseback procession held on Corpus Christi Saturday in June and drawing many Catholics and onlookers to the Brixental Valley every year.

After spending the summer months grazing up on the high mountain pastures, the cattle are brought back down into the valley every autumn during the “Hoamfohrerfest”. This important event in the farming year is marked with celebrations., © Albin Niederstrasser
Back down to the valley

After spending the summer months grazing up on the high mountain pastures, the cattle are brought back down into the valley every autumn during the “Hoamfohrerfest”. This important event in the farming year is marked with celebrations.

30 tonnes of ice, 2000 metres of cables and lots of cool events – the Alpeniglu Dorf in Hochbrixen is made up of 18 hand-crafted igloos and gives visitors the chance to not only eat but also stay overnight in a unique sub-zero environment., © Alpeniglu
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30 tonnes of ice, 2000 metres of cables and lots of cool events – the Alpeniglu Dorf in Hochbrixen is made up of 18 hand-crafted igloos and gives visitors the chance to not only eat but also stay overnight in a unique sub-zero environment.



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Dating back 400 years, this distillery in the Brixental Valley shows visitors the fine art of schnapps-making. Guided tours are available but must be booked in advance., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Erber working distillery

Dating back 400 years, this distillery in the Brixental Valley shows visitors the fine art of schnapps-making. Guided tours are available but must be booked in advance.

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