The Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage
Eine faszinierende Bergwelt
The Dolomites – a UNESCO World Heritage – are among the most beautiful mountain chains of the region. Their impressive beauty and variety fascinate everyone who has seen or visited them.
Approximately 230 million years ago, the so-called “pale mountains”, the “Dolomiti” south of the Limestone Alps, were coral reefs in the prehistoric ocean Thetys. Today the peaks rise up to a height of 3,000 m into the steel blue sky.
In 2009, the Dolomites became part of the UNESCO World Heritage, thanks to their unique beauty. This World Natural Heritage in the north-eastern part of Italy features well known massifs such as the Tre Cime di Lavaedo/Drei Zinnen, the Gruppo Sella/Sellastock, the Sciliar/Schlern, the Odle/Geisler and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten. The typical rock, the Dolomit, lends its name to the mountain chain, which glows beautifully in the morning and evening hours.
The bizarre rock formations of the Dolomites make the setting for many activities: hiking, climbing, biking, golf, Nordic walking …In winter 1,200 km slopes extend through the whole area of the Dolomites.