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Alta Pusteria / Hochpustertal

The valley for nature lovers, hikers and alpinists

Recommended sights in Alta Pusteria/ Hochpustertal

Find an overview of the most favourite sights in the Alta Pusteria / Hochpustertal.

Drei Zinnen in Toblach / Dobbiaco

Die markanten Nordwände der Drei Zinnen im Hochpustertal sind wahrscheinlich die bekannteste Ansicht der Dolomiten.

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The Three Peaks Nature Park in Sexten / Sesto

This stunning Nature Park is home to some of the most striking Dolomite peaks in the Sesto Dolomites, the Upper Pusteria ...

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Dürrensee in Toblach / Dobbiaco

Bergsee in den Südtiroler Dolomiten des Hochpustertals

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The Collegiate Church in San Candido in Innichen / San Candido

The Collegiate Church is located in the historical centre of San Candido in the high Val Pusteria valley.

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Kapelle am Pragser Wildsee in Prags / Braies

Die Kapelle am Pragser Wildsee wurde in den ersten Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts erbaut um bald darauf als Wallfahrtskapelle ...

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Haunold in Innichen / San Candido

Der Berggruppe gehört zu den Sextner Dolomiten im Hochpustertal.

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Recommended accommodations

Here are some suitable accommodations for the Alta Pusteria / Hochpustertal.

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Euregio Kulturzentrum Gustav Mahler - Das Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse, Toblach / Dobbiaco
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Hotel Dolomiten
  • Hotel, Toblach / Dobbiaco
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Gasthof Dolomiten
  • Hotel, Prags / Braies
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Hotel Schönblick
  • Hotel, Moos (Sexten) / San Giuseppe (Sesto)
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Hotel Mondschein
  • Hotel, Sexten / Sesto
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Prato Piazza Lodge
  • Mountain hut, Prags / Braies
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Recommended stores

The Alta Pusteria / Hochpustertal offers you a variety of shopping and strolling possibilities.

Käserei Sexten
  • Delicatessen shop, Sexten / Sesto
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Sennerei Drei Zinnen
  • Delicatessen shop, Toblach / Dobbiaco
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Recommended restaurants

You can wind down the evenings or recharging your batteries in the afternoon in the restaurants of the Alta Pusteria / Hochpustertal.

Rudi Hütte
  • Mountain inn, Sexten / Sesto
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Talschlusshütte
  • Mountain inn, Sexten / Sesto
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Baita del cacciatore - Hunting Lodge
  • Mountain inn, Innichen / San Candido
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Klammbachalm
  • Mountain inn, Sexten / Sesto
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Kinigerhof
  • Farm bar, Sexten / Sesto
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Recommended tours

Do you want to go hiking in the mountains or enjoy a walk in nature? Then find the best routes for you here.

About Alta Pusteria
Leisurely walks in the town centers of Sesto, San Candido or Toblach, adventurous snowshoe hikes through magical winter landscapes, promising bike rides around impressive Dolomite peaks or adventurous climbing tours to the Three Peaks: The Alta Pusteria is an Eldorado for nature lovers, hikers and alpinists.

The Alta Pusteria is known above all for the impressive rock formations of the Drei Zinnen, a striking mountain range in the Sexten Dolomites. The two nature parks Fanes-Sennes-Braies and Three Peaks, both part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, are characterized by a unique natural landscape and form the realm of chamois and golden eagles.

The Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park, which includes parts of the Pragser Dolomites and the Fanes Group, is divided into the municipalities of Abtei, Enneberg, Olang, Braies, Dobbiaco and Wengen. While at lower altitudes mainly spruce, larch and stone pine forests can be found, further up, between steep cliffs like green oases, are the vast pastures and plateaus of Fanes and Sennes. These are strongly influenced by typical karst forms such as gullies, fissures, clefts and sinkholes. In the Pragser Valley, nature lovers can also enjoy the legendary Lake Braies, a wonderful, crystal-clear mountain lake. Another very popular destination in the protected area is the Plätzwiese, a high plateau surrounded by the mountains of the Hohe Gaisl, the Drei Zinnen, the Tofana and the Monte Cristallo.

The Nature Park Three Peaks is mostly in the high mountains and is composed of wide rocky and scree areas. Although pioneer plants mainly find their habitats here, cinquefoil, dwarf alpine rose and edelweiss lay over the stone dumps as a gentle carpet. In lower elevations, however, coniferous forests and wonderful larch meadows are to be found.
Even the famous Austrian composer Gustav Mahler lived a secluded life in the untouched nature of this valley. Here he found in his "Komponierhäusl", among other things, the inspiration for "Song of the Earth", his ninth, and the unfinished Tenth Symphony. For almost three decades, the prestigious Music Weeks have taken place in his honor.

Stroll through fairy-tale winter landscapes with snowshoes and explore the world covered in white, race down the natural toboggan runs or cross-country trails on a wonderful natural landscape: the Hochpustertal is ideal for numerous activities in the Dolomites even in winter. The fantastic ski areas "Helm", "Haunold" or "Rotwand" belong to the famous ski carousel "Dolomiti Superski" and are a real magnet for winter sports enthusiasts.