My Dolomites in June

Bellum Aquilarum – Historic association against forgetting

The central and tragic role Hochpustertal played in World War I is almost forgotten. Feel the history-charged atmosphere during your holiday on the South Tyrolean Dolomites – one of the war zones of the last century - and visit the open air museum, the history museum or the documentation centre in Sexten.

The Bellum Aquilarum ONLUS historic association – an initiative of the Sextner citizens – considers itself a memorial against war. The association focuses on preserving the traces of the First World War on the South Tyrolean Alps for future generations. Combine spa and culture during your holiday at the Leitlhof Hotel in Innichen.

The Dolomites during World War I

The Sextner Rotwand wall of rock was a war zone for Austro-Hungarian, German and Italian troops during the First World War. The rock face was considered to be a strategically important military point for the German and Austro-Hungarian soldiers to observe Italian troops and protect Hochpustertal against the enemy.

Exhibition: “Unforgotten”

At the open air museum in Sexten you can visit an exhibition called “Unforgotten. The First World War on the Sextner Dolomites. 1915-1918.”

Guided tours through the open air museum are offered from mid-June to late September.

Sextner Dolomites
Sextner Dolomites

Open Times

Opening times June/September:

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Opening hours July/August:

Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Every Thursday between 11am and 3pm there are guides to the tunnels on Elferscharte. Meeting point for the “guided hike” up to Elferscharte is Thursdays at 9:00am at the Rotwand upper terminus.

Further information is available on: http://www.bellumaquilarum.it

Visit the historic scenes on the Sextner Dolomites and marvel at the history of your holiday region in the open air museum. The team at the Leitlhof Hotel will gladly inform you about further leisure activities in the Hochpustertal region: Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry!