The Dolomites

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The Dolomites might just be the world’s most beautiful construction, on this both architect Le Corbusier and alpinist Reinhold Messner can agree. See and experience true South Tyrolean beauty whilst pondering the towers of Three Peaks (Drei Zinnen) or basking in the last rays of evening light that redden the face of the Rosengarten massif.

Mythical and beautiful, the South Tyrolean Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage site. “Outstanding phenomena, areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic significance” are worthy of being declared World Heritage sites. In 2009, the South Tyrolean Dolomites were awarded World Heritage status on account of their unique natural landscape and special geological and geomorphic significance.

Dolomite rock is made special by a famous natural phenomenon called Enrosadira, which shrouds the “pale mountains” in glorious colours at dawn and dusk. Known as Alpenglow, the phenomenon is particularly impressive in winter, when snow and ice transform the  ridges and burrs into fairy castles.