drei zinnen sexten
drei zinnen sexten

Three Peaks of Lavaredo

The Three Peaks of Lavaredo are considered to be the most striking rocks of the Dolomite mountains, famous all over the world

Note: From the 1st of June to October 13, 2024, the shuttle bus 444 operates between Dobbiaco and the Auronzo Hut - as an alternative to the toll road. During the whole period, the shuttle bus must be booked and paid online in advance. For cars: When the car park at the Auronzo Mountain Hut is full (can't be booked in advance), the road may be closed to cars. The hut itself opens on June 16. Check the weather forecast - in June, there could still be snow.

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, also called Drei Zinnen in German, are a striking alpenstock belonging to the Sesto Dolomites, the most north-eastern group of the Dolomites. Due to the special shape, these three pinnacles are world-famous and the symbol of the (Sesto) Dolomites. They consist of the Cima Grande in the middle (High Peak, 2,999 m a.s.l.), the Cima Piccola (Small Peak, 2,857 m a.s.l.) and the Cima Ovest (West Peak, 2,973 m a.s.l.). The famous north face belongs to the municipal territory of Dobbiaco in South Tyrol, whereas the southern part of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo belongs to the Province of Belluno. Unforgettable: the Three Peaks of Lavaredo after sunset, when the Dolomite Glow or Enrosadira makes the alpenstock appear in a reddish light!

The 1st ascent of Mt. Cima Grande took place in 1869 by Paul Grohmann, Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salcher. Soon after other alpinists climbed the Cima Ovest as well as the Cima Piccola. In the surroundings of the Three Peaks, there are numerous hiking paths and tours: Two of the mos popular ones are the hike from hut to hut in the Tre Cime area and the mountain tour from Sesto to the Locatelli Hut. In winter, in this area there are the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Resort between Dobbiaco, San Candido and the Val Comelico and the 1st South Tyrol Ski Touring Trail.

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