Spring holiday in Brixen – apple blossom in the Eisack Valley

tasty strawberries

At Campan Castle each spring new life awaken from the ground. The work on the farm begins with pruning the apple trees, followed by sowing the courgettes and then planting the strawberries. The sheep are happy with the fresh new grass after a winter of eating hay. The apple trees in the valley look like white and pink dress, while the last snow retreats higher up the mountains. The meadows glow in a light green and the first flowers are stretching their heads timidly into the air. The clear mountain air beckons one outside. It is a great time to take walks and bike rides through the blossoming orchards and shady woodlands and the midday sun is starting to get warm.

If you are here on the second Sunday after Easter you can take part in the ‘Kassiansprozession’ (the procession of Cassian). A culinary highlight of the spring is the Eisack’s Valley Food Festival in March. On the Natz/Schabs Plateau to the north east of Brixen you can celebrate the apple blossom festival with the locals. In June the South Tyrolean hard rock group “Frei Wild” play at the Alpenflair festival, which attracts thousands of fans from all over Europe.

Spring holiday in Brixen - apple blossom in the Eisack Valley

Spring holiday in the Brixen – Nature and Culture

South Tyrol is very beautiful in the spring. There are many walking and biking trails in the immediate vicinity of Campan Castle. Only 200 meters from the farm there is a connection to the South Tyrolean cycle network, which runs along the River Eisack through the Wipp and Eisack Valleys. We are happy to lend you bicycles and detailed maps of the area. Brixen awaits you with its imposing cathedral and the remarkable cloister. The winding streets of this medieval city with its many independent shops and Italian style make shopping irresistible and exclusive. Neustift is a medieval monastery, which is near enough to walk to. Other places of interest include the Mineral Museum of Teis, VelthurnsCastle ,Rodeneck Castleandthe Trost Mountain just south of Brixen .

Spring holiday in the Brixen - Nature and Culture