Part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites since 2009, the so-called “pale mountains” enchant with bizarre rock formations.
Image gallery: The Dolomites
Skiing, beautiful mountains, a long winter, hikes, nature parks, peace and serenity, a stunning natural beauty - countless images come to our minds when thinking about the Dolomites. Mystical legends and myths characterise these famous mountains…
The well-known Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks - known as the “Drei Zinnen” in German - date back some 200 millions of years and the mountains of the Dolomites arouse 40 millions of years ago. The pale Dolomite limestone gave these mountains their name. And what is most fascinating: Still today, valuable fossils may be found on the high mountains of the Dolomites.
By the way: the Dolomites have been officially added to the list of the UNESCO world heritage list on June 26, 2009, not only due to their beauty, but also because of the insight into the history of earth they provide. Congratulations!