Discover the Dolomites from Vals
“Mummy, what language is that they are speaking? “… Children will be curious to know the answer to this question in the valleys around the Sellastock! And the answer is: Ladin! South Tyrol... the facts
Dolomites… home of the Ladins
The Ladin language developed around 2000 years ago out of a mixing of roman and rhaetian culture and is still spoken today in the narrow valleys of the Dolomites. A cultural aura has grown up around this language with its own ethnic identity, mentality, music and cuisine. Today there are still some 30,000 Ladins who study their mother tongue in school and keep it alive by daily use!
The Dolomite Mountains… a UNESCO world natural heritage site
The grand and imposing peaks of the Dolomites offer the most immediately impressive sight: the Sella Gruppe, Geisler Gruppe, Puez Gruppe, Rosengarten, Langkofel, Prags Dolomites, Sexten Dolomites, Marmolada and many more! But the many footpaths, adventurous fixed rope routes and breathtaking cliff-top paths also catch the eye!
Dolomites… the pale mountains
The pale mountains, as the Dolomites are also known, are ever changing colour: in the mornings they glitter in the sunrise and in the evenings they glow red in the sunset! The blooming alpine pastures, green woods and idyllic mountain lakes form a wholly unspoilt natural landscape.
Be prepared to be bewitched… by the unique beauty of the UNESCO cultural heritage site of the Dolomites!
The South Tyrol is Italy’s northernmost province. It borders Switzerland to the west and Austria to the north and east. Around 500,000 people live in this country of mountains and wonderful nature! As its name suggests, the South Tyrol once belonged to Tyrol and so to Austria. However, at the end of the First World War the Allied Forces assigned the area to Italy. Today the South Tyrol is held up as an example of harmony among coexisting ethnic minorities and German, Italian and Ladin are all recognised equally as official languages. South Tyrol... the magic of variety
The South Tyrol thrives on contrasts and is a veritable symbiosis of alpine and Mediterranean influences, spontaneity and reliability, nature and culture. The South Tyrol stands both for snow-capped mountains and palm-tree-lined promenades, cappuccinos and pizza as well as dumplings and goulash, customs and traditions but also modern trends, listed buildings and modern architecture! Almencard Plus
With a Almencard Plus
you can discover the South Tyrol by all forms of public transport! The Mobilcard can be purchased for the whole South Tyrol region or for specific designated zones! Further information on the South Tyrol Huber Hotel in the alpine region of Gitschberg Jochtal
You are guaranteed to enjoy a fantastic holiday here! Top-quality rooms & suites
, SPA & wellness facilities
and wonderful days spent in an untouched natural landscape! You will love it… this all-inclusive holiday in the South Tyrol!