The Dolomites

Dolomites

The Dolomites rank among the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world.

The Dolomites rank among the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world. These unique mountain formations were formed millions of years ago in the depths of the tropical seas. They owe their special geological character to the coral reefs and the sediment layers, which were later pushed up by plate-tectonic activity.

The Dolomites are named after the French scientist Déodat de Dolomieu, who in 1791 was the first to analyse their mineralogical-chemical composition. Many researchers, as well as the first tourists, began to travel to South Tyrol to admire these mountains.

Luis Trenker, a famous actor and mountaineer from Ortisei,

However, the Dolomites only became very popular when the films made by Luis Trenker, a famous actor and mountaineer from Ortisei, were broadcast on TV. Today, Val Gardena is a popular holiday destination for skiers and hikers who want to spend a few days in the idyllic surroundings of a unique mountain landscape.

Experienced climbers will find an ideal climbing terrain with this spectacular backdrop, as the Gardena Dolomites belong to the most beautiful and most famous sport climbing areas in the world. Since 2009, the Dolomites are part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage.