THE UNIQUE DOLOMITES - Natural World Heritage

No other mountain chain in the Alps offers such impressive views as you find in the Dolomites, World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. The Alpine scenery around the Sella massif, the Sassolungo group, the Sciliar, the Sassongher, the Pelmo, the Civetta and the Marmolada comprises one of the most beautiful Alpine landscapes in the world. For mountain bike enthusiasts it’s a unique sight in nature, and it’s combined with typical Alpine mountain refuges and high quality cuisine.

The DOLOMITES – the most beautiful mountains of the world

Great climbers like the Viennese Paul Grohmann (1838–1908), the first to climb to the top of Tofana de Rozes near Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Sassolungo in Val Gardena and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo in the Sesto Dolomites, loved these mountains and wrote about them in numerous publications. The architect, actor, and movie director Luis Trenker (1892-1990), who was born in Ortisei at the foot of the incomparable Sassolungo, documented his passion for these mountains in numerous books and films, which became known worldwide. Thanks to Trenker, the rocky shapes of the Dolomites became known for the first time on an international level. Finally there is the legend, the “king of the eight-thousanders,” Reinhold Messner. Since childhood he has loved the Dolomites. Messner has conquered all the highest mountains on the planet, but he always got a special attraction for the Dolomites: “They are not the highest, but they are certainly the most beautiful mountains around the world”. Le Corbusier (Switzerland-France 1887–1965), perhaps the greatest contemporary architect, saw in the Dolomites “the most beautiful natural architecture worldwide”.