Experience area Pustertal Valley
The Val Pusteria in South Tyrol stretches from the Rio di Pusteria lock to Prato alla Drava and is often called the "green valley". In the north, the high mountains of the main Alpine ridge keep the clouds at bay and give the Puster Valley and its northern side valleys, the Fundres Valley, the Ahrntal Valley, the Anterselva Valley and the Casies Valley a balanced climate, characteristic of the southern Alps. The southern side valleys, Val di Braies, Val di Landro and Sesto already retain the charm of the Dolomites, because they are the gateway to the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While gentle meadows, forests and sunny plateaus characterize the lower Puster Valley, Alta Pusteria is particularly known for the suggestive and luminous limestone formations of the Dolomites. The Three Peaks or Lake Braies are not only popular with photographers, but also with hikers, climbers, cyclists and nature lovers. The town of Brunico is the capital of the Val Pusteria, where the Valli Tures and Aurina and the Val Badia merge into the main valley. With its alleys and medieval gates, Brunico is at the same time sensitive to tradition, but at the same time characterized by the cosmopolitan charm of its inhabitants, cultural and recreational activities and modern architecture. Small shops are located next to fashionable boutiques, bars and wine bars along the lively alleys of the city. The Plan de Corones, the famous ski and hiking mountain, dominates the city. The surrounding farming villages are a bit quieter and more restful and are the starting point for many outdoor sports, hiking, climbing, mountaineering and cycling in summer, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter.