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Tradition and culture

Customs and traditions are of utmost importance in Val Gardena valley.

The valleys of the Dolomites celebrate their holidays, processions or other special days of the year in the same way as in long passed days. Typical for South Tyrol in general and Val Gardena in particular are the traditional local costumes. Especially rich in ornaments are the traditional wedding costumes!

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  1. The Ladin language
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    The Ladin language

    Co vala in Val Gardena? In this area, today the Ladin language is still in daily use.
  2. Prehistoric findings
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    Prehistoric findings

    The oldest prehistoric findings of the Dolomites have been excavated in the Val…
  3. Christmas Markets in the Val Gardena
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    Christmas Markets in the Val Gardena

    A Christmas Market in the heart of the Dolomites is something very special, this…
  4. Wood carving
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    Wood carving

    Wood carving made the Val Gardena popular beyond borders. Today handmade artworks…
  5. Traditional costume
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    Traditional costume

    The traditional costume of Valgardena is one of the most beautiful of the entire…
  6. Myths and Legends
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    Myths and Legends

    Witches, giants and mysterious creatures… even a nightingale can be found in the…
  7. Traditional costume parade in the Val Gardena
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    Traditional costume parade in the Val Gardena

    The big festival “Val Gardena in Costume” offers a lot of tradition and high spirits.
  8. Oswald von Wolkenstein
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    Oswald von Wolkenstein

    The late Mediaeval singer, composer and poet, usually portraied with a closed right…
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