Hochpustertal – Alta Pusteria

This is an excerpt from the book “Südtirol and Dolomites”.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Dolomites – Photo © Jiri Folta

The magic of a valley

The epithet ‘Sudtirol’s Green Valley’ applies equally to the higher, Alta Pusteria area.

Side valleys to the north are spacious and hospitable, while to the south the unmistakable towers and crags of the Dolomites beckon, among them the three world famous obelisks of sheer rock, the ‘Drei Zinnen’.

Discover wild and romantic nature, alpine pastures, typical log cabins offering hospitality, pretty mountain lakes, and a treasure trove of culture in the villages.



At the genesis of earth Sesto was provided with many natural beauties. It is not the merit of the people of Sexten that their valley is the most beautiful valley on earth – and even less that in this valley there are the impressive “Drei Zinnen” and the breathtaking mountains of the Dolomites.

However, the people of Sesto have always strongly defended two things: a careful and measurable use of this extraordinary natural environment and the care they take in making sure every single one of their guests feels like they are at home.

Maybe these are the same two reasons why you decided to spend your holidays in Sesto. You are looking for holidays in the “original” sense and for days of relaxation.

And all this in a landscape where the air is pure, the water clean, the woods are healthy and even the tourism is bearable. In this village you can meet people with whom you feel at ease with and whom you want to spend some time with. Therefore: welcome to Sesto!

Where to stay in Sesto

There are quality hotels, apartments, B&Bs and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

San Candido
San Candido – Photo www.sudtirol.com

San Candido, Prato Drava, Versciaco

The documented history of Innichen starts in the year 769 ac when the bajuwarian Duke, Tassilo III, donated a piece of land to the Benedictine Abbot, Atto, with the proviso that a monastery would be built for the conversion of the Slav populations of the Alps.

When Atto became the Bishop of Freising in the year 783 ac, Innichen came to fall under the rule of Freising and remained so until 1803.

Today the town with its population of 3,100 inhabitants – together with the villages of Vierschach and Winnebach – is a favorite holiday resort both in summer and winter. Its numerous sports facilities and infrastructures and especially the intact landscape of the Sextner Dolomites will satisfy any desire.

Why don’t you come and have a taste of paradise in the “Land of the Drei Zinnen”!

Where to stay in San Candido

There are quality hotels, apartments, farm stays and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Dobbiaco - Toblach
Dobbiaco – Toblach – Phto www.hotelmoritz.it

Toblach – Dobbiaco

“It is wonderful here and certainly heals body and soul” said Gustav Mahler in 1909 about Dobbiaco.

The town is still a famous mountain health resort surrounded by the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Dolomites.

Dobbiaco lies at 1256 m a.s.l., at the entrance of the Valley di Landro, on the big alluvial cone of the Silvestro stream, the watershead between the Adriatic and the Black Sea. Its altitude and position in the mountains determine its climate. The area surrounding Dobbiaco is among the sunniest in the entire valley.

It is geographyhical in the proximity to the world famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo, to the deep blue mountain lakes, and to the Olympic games town Cortina d’Ampezzo.

These are just a few of the many holiday advantages offered by the paradise area of Dobbiaco. Here valley and rises, fields, forests and mountain pastuers are spotted with beautiful farms and several Churches and Chapels of artistic and historic significance.

Where to stay in Dobbiaco

There are quality hotels, apartments, B&Bs and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Villabassa – Photo www.weiherbad.com


If you attach great importance to tradition and customs, if you know how to appreciate culture and history and you are interested in the beauty of winter and summer mountain landscapes as well as sports, then Niederdorf is the place you are looking for.

Our family-friendly holiday resort has much to offer in the winter and the summer. Picturesque footpaths will lead you to the sundrenched mountain slopes around Niederdorf and reveal to you new glimpses and sights of the Dolomites every day. If you wish, you can explore nature in the winter with a pair snowshoes or take advantage of the many ski tours and cross-country ski-paths to re-establish your own interior balance.

Where to stay in Villabassa

There are quality hotels, apartments, B&Bs and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Pragser Wildsee / Lago di Braies
Pragser Wildsee / Lago di Braies – C: Tourist Info Hochpustertal Alta Pusteria / M. Schönegger

Pragser Tal – Val di Braies

The picturesque Valle di Braies, famous for its quiet position close to nature, lies amidst the magnificent high plateaus in the natural park Fanes-Sennes-Braies and the spectacular mountain group of the Dolomites of Braies with its bizarre and haughty peaks.

Enter a world far from everyday life, in which customs and traditions have not changed for centuries. Fragrant alpine meadows in rich green colors with a large variety of flowers and animals flourish next to spare high plateaus used as pastures. Dense and shadowy woods change with craggy rocks. Solitary valleys give you interesting insights into the architecture of the landscape of the Valle di Braies. Deep blue winter days and clean air transform the magnificent natural landscape of the legendary kingdom of Dolasilla into a never ending winter dream.

Prato Piazza (Platzwiese) and the Lake of Braies (Lago di Braies – Pragser Wildsee), famous for their preserved naturalness are frequently visited places both in summer and winter and attract local people as well as people from all over the world.

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