The Dolomites in Alto Adige
The Dolomites are part of the Alpine Ridge and located in Alto Adige, lying between the Etsch and Piave rivers. The Dolomites get their impressiveness out of their limestones and Dolomites, wild, craggy and rugged, but at the same time majestic and great. The highest peak is called the Marmolata with 3.342 meters above sea level. Alta Badia (das Hochabtei-Tal) is situated in a sunny plateau in the heart of the Dolomites.
The Dolomites are a UNESCO – World heritage
“The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. A serial property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems. It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.” This is why the inhabitants are proud of their Dolomites, since they now officially belong to the most beautiful mountain ranges of the world. In both of their Natural Parks Puez-Geisler and Fanes-Sennes-Prags hikers and nature lovers as well can experience the impressive Dolomites, the varied Flora and Founa of our region.