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!