Travel guide Dolomiten
The perfect journey to the Dolomites
Whether you travel quickly by train, individually by car, or environmentally friendly by bus or train, there are many ways to get to your holiday apartment or holiday home in Italy, for example in Selva di Val Gardena, in the Dolomites of Veneto. Once you have arrived at your accommodation, you can explore the country well without your car. From Berlin, you will need about nine hours by car, from Munich about three hours to reach South Tyrol. The most popular travel route leads via the Brenner Pass. Here, traffic jams can occur on weekends in summer, which you should take into account when planning your trip. Italian motorways are subject to tolls, the fee depends on the distance driven. Innsbruck in the north and Verona in the south are the nearest airports to South Tyrol. Long-distance buses run six times a day from Munich towards the Dolomites. Local bus and train connections are simple and convenient, and higher elevations or villages can often be reached by cable car.
Pleasant temperatures with plenty of sunshine
With 300 sunny days, South Tyrol in Italy is an ideal travel destination all year round. If you want to use your stay in a private holiday apartment or in a holiday home for a hiking holiday
, the best time is between May and October. During these months, there are the most sunny days, and the old snow has usually disappeared even in the higher elevations. The temperatures depend on the respective region. If you like it warm and sunny, an accommodation around Merano and Bolzano
is just right for you. In the Dolomites, the temperatures are slightly cooler due to the altitude. In narrow valleys, such as the Val Gardena, it can still be quite cold in June. For example, in Sulden, temperatures rarely exceed 23 degrees in July and August. Whether winter or summer, this holiday destination is beautiful all year round.
Holiday in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage
The Dolomites extend over the provinces of Belluno, Trento
, and South Tyrol up to the Marmolada with 3,343 meters. They are part of the Alps and are characterized by pinnacles, plateaus, and striking ridges. A highlight during a holiday in a beautiful holiday apartment or a holiday home with a garden is the Hochpustertal with the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the eponymous nature park. South Tyrol's ski mountain number 1 in the holiday region Kronplatz
captivates with modern lift facilities and a fantastic view.
The masterpiece of nature, the Dolomites, is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. The famous Val Gardena with its charming village of Selva di Val Gardena is a gem at the foot of the Dolomites. Whether Nordic walking, mountain tours up to 3,000 meters altitude, or mountain biking, good spirits are at home here. The Pragser Wildsee in South Tyrol is the largest natural Dolomite lake. While the lake is covered with snow and ice layers in winter, in summer it reflects all shades of green to blue. Thus, the Pragser Wildsee is a perfect starting point for ski tours, walks, hikes, Nordic walking, and snowshoe hikes at any time of the year. The ideal ski area for skiers of all abilities!
Nestled in a green valley at an altitude of 942 meters, lies the small village of Borca di Cadore. Surrounded by the timeless beauty of the mountains, you can undertake daily hikes of varying difficulty levels from here. The picturesque village of Sesto is also nestled in the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Sesto Dolomites. Away from the hustle and bustle, this place offers relaxation opportunities for every taste and pure nature. This part is particularly popular with mountaineers. Here you will find the most important via ferratas and peaks in the entire area. During a holiday in the Gsieser Valley, you will encounter old farmhouses, countless hiking opportunities, and a pristine, natural valley. On a tour around the impressive Tre Cime di Lavaredo or the Val Gardena, Schlern, Rosengarten, or Val, you can particularly enjoy the breathtaking landscape while hiking. The Alta Badia Dolomites Valley extends over approximately 16 km in southeastern South Tyrol. Another popular holiday destination is San Martino di Castrozza, which captivates visitors with its majestic location in front of the Pale di San Martino and its elegant flair. Located at an altitude of 1,450 meters, the village offers year-round diverse leisure opportunities in a breathtaking landscape. If you rent an apartment or a holiday accommodation in a central location, or a holiday home in the summer, you can explore the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park in the Pragser Valley by bike or on foot. Here you will experience unforgettable panoramic views. As a reward, you can enjoy delicious local food on the Alpine meadow!
Culture and art in the Dolomites
If you spend a unique holiday in a chalet, a residence, or an affordable holiday apartment in the Dolomites, culture will not be neglected. Between mountain slopes and art, you will encounter architecture and Alpine art that attracts visitors from all over the world. A single trip is not enough to marvel at all the sights of the Trentino
. There are plenty of ruins, archaeological excavations, castles, galleries, and pilgrimage churches in Trentino. You should not miss a visit to the magnificent Trento Cathedral with its cathedral square. And also the Basilica of S. Vigilio, the pilgrimage churches of S. Romedio, Palazzo Geremia, and Palazzo Roccabruna in Trento, belong on the list of interesting sights. Castel Albano is one of the best-known medieval fortresses.
The Messner Mountain Museum is located in the heart of the Dolomites between Cortina d'Ampezzo and Pieve di Cadore. The museum in the old fort is dedicated to the history of the Dolomites' development. The stories of climbers and researchers who have made history with their first ascents and discoveries are told. Impressive images of natural beauties are exhibited in the heart of the museum. A holiday apartment in a sunny location in Borca di Cadore is ideal for experiencing tradition and culture. The library of the "Ladin de la Dolomites" institute and the "La Scola" library, as well as the Natural Museum "Olimpia Perini" and the adjacent cultural center, are open to all. In the picturesque village, there is a wide range of private accommodations.
Fun for the whole family
Of course, holiday apartments and holiday homes with comfortable equipment are also very suitable for a family-friendly
holiday. Your holiday destination convinces with a comprehensive and varied offer for the whole family. Children's festivals, summer toboggan runs, climbing courses, boat trips, and numerous playgrounds ensure that boredom is a foreign word. Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano is a great destination for young and old. The gardens cover 12 hectares and offer breathtaking views of the spa town of Merano and the surrounding mountains. In a cozy house or holiday apartment in a quiet location, your children have enough space to play, and you don't have to stick to fixed meal times. This allows you independent and individual leisure activities. How about a trip to a farm? While the little ones take care of the animals, you can enjoy the landscape with a glass of elderflower water or beer.
Mediterranean charm spiced with rural down-to-earthness
Those who have vacationed here know: A cuisine can hardly be more varied and diverse. From Trento to Belluno, from South Tyrol to the border with Austria, the Dolomites stretch - the cuisine is correspondingly varied. While in autumn, guests in the Eisacktal Dom are enchanted with chestnuts, wine shapes the south. The Trentino cuisine offers numerous delights for gourmet lovers. The region is particularly known for its excellent meat and sausage products. But also the dumplings are among the typical dishes that should not be missing on any menu. In South Tyrol, the lightness of Italy enters a delicious liaison with down-to-earthness. Where else do dumplings and pasta stand side by side as a matter of course? In the realm of starters, there are soups with a variety of ingredients and fillings: dumplings with bacon, liver dumplings, spleen slices, semolina dumplings, or sliced pancakes. And besides the endless risotto and pasta variations of Italian cuisine, Schlutzkrapfen is a popular starter in Tyrol. Delight your loved ones in your holiday apartment or holiday home with one of these delicacies. You can get the ingredients at one of the traditional markets, for example in the tranquil San Candido or Sesto.
Experience and enjoy - that's the motto of the Dolomites
Mystical places and castles adorn the impressive natural landscapes of the Dolomites, and museums invite you to linger and explore. If you rent a holiday apartment or an affordable holiday home with a garden in the middle of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, you will experience unforgettable moments. From history to architecture, from art to nature, a stay in a private accommodation offers a wide range of interesting leisure activities all year round. In the mountain paradise, not only the sporting hearts of mountaineers beat faster.