The ‘Drei Zinnen’ in the heart of the Sexten Dolomites, rightly described as one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world, were included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2009. The Dolomites were named after the geologist Déodat de Dolomieu.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site encompasses an area of 141,903 hectares throughout the South Tyrol and is surrounded by approx. 89,267 hectares of protected land. These areas are all national parks and nature reserves, and one of them is the Nature Park Drei Zinnen. Its special location and natural diversity mean that the Nature Park Drei Zinnen enjoys a high level of protection. The Nature Park Drei Zinnen stretches from the communes of Sexten, Innichen, Toblach to Höhlensteintal, the north-eastern Dolomites, and the province of Belluno.
The most famous elevation of the nature park is the ‘Drei Zinnen’ (the Great Zinne is all of 2,999 metres high, the Western Zinne 2,973 metres, and the Little Zinne 2,857 metres), the Elferkofel at 3,092 metres, the Zwölferkofel at 3,094 metres, and the Einserkofel at 2,698 metres, which became internationally famous thanks to a rock slide on 12 October 2007.
The legendary Dolomites in Sexten and the ‘Drei Zinnen’ can entice enthusiastic mountain climbers on magnificent hikes and exploratory tours, but they also offer less experienced walkers and hobby hikers a variety of trails and paths through a fascinating natural landscape. In order to see the magic of this trio up close in summer, a toll road runs from Misurina to the Auronzo Hut.
The Sexten Dolomites have a rich history: During the First World War they were the stage for battles between Austrian and Italian troops. Remnants of this time, like shrapnel, holes in the rock, used ammunition, and similar items, can still be found today.
In the Biovita Hotel Alpi you will enjoy the full magnificence and beauty of the pale mountains of the Dolomites right on your doorstep. The organic hotel in the Dolomites is the perfect starting point for hikes to the beautiful ‘Drei Zinnen‘.