The labyrinth path (Labyrinthsteig) leads along the cliffs of the Latemar
View to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo
In the Rosengarten
Activities in the Dolomites
Attractions in the Dolomites
Discover the region
The Dolomites: Location and extent
Tour tips: Actively experience the Dolomites Region
Scenic diversity: rugged rocks and gentle mountain meadows
In the past 3000 million years the landscape of the Dolomite region has developed immensely. Volcanic eruptions, South Sea reefs as well as the enormous power of the alpine folding contributed decisively to the landscape of today. Today the mountain range consists mainly of sedimentary and limestone. While at that time numerous glaciers covered the peaks, today there is only a layer of ice on the Marmolata.
All in all, the landscape is very varied: the Sciliar and the Sella massif, for example, have a terraced or stock-like structure, while the Sassolungo, the Sesto Dolomites and the Catinaccio are more rugged massifs. The valleys, however, are mostly crossed by lush green meadows and pastures.