Sharp-cornered ridges, uneven summits, majestic façades and deep gorges. The walls of the Drei Zinnen – Tre Cime are steep and stand out against the sky. The most eastern region of Südtirol – Alto Adige, Hochpustertal – Alta Val Pusteria, is fully immersed in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage area.
Two big National Parks make up the Reich von Steinadler und Gämse – il Regno dell’Acquila Reale e del Camoscio; In English: the Kingdom of the Golden Eagle and the Chamois. The Sextner Dolomiten – Dolomiti di Sesto Park is mostly made up of rocky surfaces and rubble, but nevertheless it is the perfect habitat for many plant species. The Fanes-Sennes-Prags – Fanes-Sennes-Braies Park extends from Abtei – Badia all the way through to Enneberg – Marebbe and Olang – Valdaora. The green hollows and small water basins form a perfect haven of rest.
The Pragser Wildsee – Lago di Braies, situated in the town of Pragser – Braies attracts many hikers and mountain bikers thanks to its crystal clear water. Plätzwiese – Prato Piazza is also a highly appreciated destination for hikers and home to the marmots that have chosen a peculiar rocky construction as their home.
The natural landscape of the Hochpustertal – Alta Val Pusteria has always been an attraction for artists and scholars. Gustav Mahler lived in Toblach – Dobbiaco for many years. Hidden away in his “Komponierhäusl”; the house where he used to create; he found the inspiration for the “Lied der Erde” – “Canto della terra”, his Neunten - Nona and the unfinished Zehnten Sinfonie – Decima sinfonia. The famous “musical weeks” have been celebrated in his honour for the past 30 years.
In winter, Hochpustertal – Alta Val Pusteria offers many different outdoor activities. From exploring the snowy surroundings with snowshoes on your feet, to having fun on the bobsleigh slopes with children, to taking advantage of the many ski and cross-country ski slopes, you will never run out of activities to choose from.