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Culturonda® Dolomythos

Your culture guide on the Dolomite Alps

This culture guide gives you an understanding for “the world’s most beautiful mountains” (Reinhold Messner). Experience the special discovery journey through the South Tyrolean culture and mountain landscape. 

Culture as discovery journey

Explore the Dolomite Alps in 12 stations with the Culturonda® Dolomythos and learn to see the locals and Hochpustertal’s regional traditions in a new light.

The appealing booklet addresses geology and history, tourism and alpinism as well as language and nature on the South Tyrolean Dolomites.

Interesting contents

  • The Dolomites – Mountains of Fossilised Coral The emergence of these unique mountains that are something special in different ways.
  • Mountains in Flames What has a dwarf king got to do with with alpine glow and what lies behind the red colouring of the mountains?
  • Armies, Merchants, Wooden Puppets Why people crossed the Alps in ancient times and how the first trade routes were established.
  • Oswald von Wolkenstein A South Tyrol minstrel who became one of the most famous stars of the Middle Ages.
  • Earth Prince and Moon Princess Before science, myths explained the world. Find out in these gripping stages about the legends regarding the Dolomites that have grown up and been created.
  • The mountains as a backdrop The journey from the mountain farmer's life of drudgery to one of Europe's top holiday destinations.
  • The call of South Tyrol's Mountains A history of mountaineering with the most important stages. From the first routes to Luis Trenker's films and Reinhold Messner's new approach to the subject of mountains.
  • Mountains in position The First World War turned South Tyrol into a merciless killing field and left deep marks in the rocks.
  • White Water in South Tyrol Excellent drinking water, a lifeline and rushing mountain streams – find out more about all possible forms of water in South Tyrol
  • Gens Ladina Ladin is still spoken in the side valleys of South Tyrol. Find out about the language and its culture.
  • South Tyrol's Natural Masterpieces The Dolomites are one of the most beautiful things on earth and were accordingly declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Seven Pearls in the Alps An overview of the individual natural parks in South Tyrol.

Fascinating Dolomite world

Your Culturonda® Dolomythos holiday read offers interesting adventures for each topic; for instance recommending the “Geology steep path” to the Seiser alp as a great example to see the Dolomite rock structure from up close.

The culture guide for the South Tyrolean Dolomite can also be seen here.

Leitlhof tip: If you want to enjoy South Tyrol’s cultural treasures to the fullest, get the “Drei Zinnen Card” from the Hochpustertal tourism association and enjoy free entrance or discounts to many attractions. 

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