Do you have - by any chance - a handcrafted wooden figure standing at home? Then take a close look at where it comes from - because maybe it was manufactured in Val Gardena. This South Tyrolean region is in fact famous for its skillfully crafted wooden sculptures, but not only!
The valley in Val Gardena with the villages St. Ulrich, St. Christina and Wolkenstein has quite a lot to offer: Untouched nature and living traditions, the high peaks of the Dolomites, the mighty Sella range, a language of its own and a great selection of splendid hotels.
Ladin culture and culinary art
Every season has its special charm in Val Gardena: The springtime magically transforms the entire valley into a sea of blossom; the warm summer months invite to walks up to the Dolomite peaks and the beautiful mountain lakes; autumn brings an explosion of colours, while in the mountains the first snow begins to fall. During winter Gröden impresses with one of the most modern ski areas in the Alps and attracts skiers, snowboarders and snow lovers alike. The direct access to Sellaronda offers also excellent connection to the other ski areas in the Dolomites. Ski fun guaranteed!
Val Gardena belongs to the Ladin valley of the Dolomites, where the Rhaeto-Romanic language is still spoken and taught today. The Museum de Gherdeina, a museum about Ladin culture, offers insight into the characteristics of the region, as do specialities of the Ladin cuisine! During your stay in one of the hotels in Val Gardena you will certainly fall in love with the language and culture of this unique holiday paradise.