RS C Drei Zinnen winter
RS C Drei Zinnen winter

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The north faces of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo are symbol, distinctive feature and photo motif of the Natural World Heritage site of the Dolomites

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen in German), world-famous rock formation in the Sesto Dolomites and the eponymous nature park, have been part of the Natural World Heritage list since 2009. They are located in the Alta Val Pusteria valley and divided between the municipal areas of Dobbiaco and Auronzo di Cadore in Belluno. The steep north faces are the emblems of the Dolomites.

The massif consists of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo – Cima Grande 2,999 m a.s.l.), Cima Ovest (2,973 m) and Cima Piccola (2,857 m) plus further peaks as the Punta di Frida and Torre Preuß or Cima Piccolissima (2,700 m). In 1869 the Cima Grande was climbed for the first time. Today the climbing routes are among the top destinations for alpinists in the Dolomites and the entire Alpine region.

Famous is the hike around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, a circular walk which starts at the Auronzo Mountain hut and proceeds to the Lavaredo and the Rif. Antonio Locatelli mountain huts, always with a gorgeous view on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Along the road from Dobbiaco to Cortina d’Ampezzo, the “Tre Cime View” is situated, a view on the northern faces from the valley, not far from the bus stop, also accessible via the cycle path and the cross country ski track.

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