The unique Dolomites – A place of magic and fantasy
The UNESCO World Heritage Nature Site – An Eldorado for sportsmen and nature-lovers
The “Three Pinnacles” are perhaps the most-famous trademark of the Dolomites of South Tyrol. This chain of mountains (part of the Alps) is roughly 250 million years old. For winter sport enthusiasts and friends of the Alps, it’s a true paradise. This region is characterized by a rich variety of landscapes, from rugged cliffs to gently rolling hills. The Dolomites – named after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu – were declared a UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site in 2009.
It’s a true natural paradise! With the Three Pinnacles, the Fanes-Sennes-Prags / Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, the Marmolada, the Rose Garden, and the Schlern / Sciliar massif, the Dolomites are among the most-popular destinations in South Tyrol. When the days get shorter and colder and the Dolomites are covered with snow, the whole region is transformed into a winter wonderland. It is an Eldorado for skiers, cross-country fans, snowshoe hikers, and ski tour enthusiasts with ideal snow conditions. Numerous events like the Ski World Cup in Gröden / Gardena, the Balloon Festival in Toblach / Dobbiaco or the Biathlon World Cup in Antholz / Anterselva are an annual highlight and fun for the whole family.