The cathedral town of Brixen/Bressanone dates back to 901 and is one of the most ancient towns in Tyrol. Its medieval traits are evident in the Old Town as well as in the Stufels quarter. The cathedral with its square and the nearby Bishop's Palace mark the centre of the town. There are lots of interesting sights, such as the 'Weisser Turm' (White Tower), the cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, which was the episcopal see of the diocese of Brixen/Bressanone. Art and culture have always held great importance here, a fact that is reflected in the town's image. To the south-east, Brixen/Bressanone's local mountain, the Plose, keeps watch over the town.
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