In the area of Mt. Croda Rossa in Sesto you can experience Italy’s only reindeer herd at close range
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Lovely four-legged Nordic animals, a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, can be experienced on Mt. Croda Rossa (Rotwand) in the Upper Val Pusteria: Here lives Italy's only reindeer herd and the smallest one in the Alps. The Croda Rossa Cable Car takes you to the mountain station at approx. 1,900 m a.s.l. where their large enclosure can be found. From the new viewing bridge you can perfectly observe the reindeer in their enclosure.
Reindeers (Rangifer tarandus) are gregarious animals: In wild nature, they come together for their seasonal migrations, travelling up to 5,000 km in herds of up to 100,000 animals. In Europa, wild reindeer herds still live on the island of Spitzbergen and in the Norwegian Hardangervidda - the animals in Lapland and North-East Russia are half wild under the care of the Sámi.
Near the enclosure there's also the Rudi Hut, named after Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a well-known starting point for several hikes. And how to reach the reindeer herd? The Croda Rossa Cable Car takes you from Moso near Sesto to the mountain station with the enclosure.
- Croda Rossa / Rotwand mountain station (1,900 m a.s.l.) - 39030 - Sesto / Sexten
- +39 0474 710355
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free reindeer watching with valid ticket for the cable car
ascent and descent by cable car - winter:
€ 26.00 adults
€ 17.50 children and young people (8-16 years)
€ 13.00 children (up to 8 years)
ascent and descent by cable car - summer (online):
€ 26.50 adults
€ 18.00 children and young people (from 8 years on)
ascent and descent by cable car - summer (cash desk):
€ 29.00 adults
€ 24.00 groups (14 and more persons)
€ 19.50 children and young people (from 8 years on)
free for children up to 7 years
The opening hours refer to the cable car which takes you to the reindeer enclosure, season closure in spring (mid-April to mid-June) and in autumn (early October to early December).