Unesco Infopoint
Unesco Infopoint

Dolomites UNESCO Infopoint

The Dolomites UNESCO Infopoint In Zannes in the Val di Funes valley tells the 270 million year history of the “Pale Mountains”

You can experience 270 million years in fast motion at the Infopoint of the Dolomites. It is situated at the head of the valley, more precisely at the Malga Zannes parking site for hikers and represents the second information point after the Puez-Odle Visitor Centre in Santa Maddalena di Funes. Once there was a tropical sea here with numerous atolls: The area where the world-famous mountains rise today was a large warm sea basin. Only when the African continent slowly began to drift towards Europe the actual folding of the Dolomites, the "Pale Mountains", began.

This had already been prepared by various phenomena: Volcanoes erupted, and buried and changed the existing reefs. In the Ladinian period, 236 million years ago, the volcanic activity ended and a vast coastal plain was formed. 228 million years ago, the first dinosaurs settled here... you can find out what happened next at the Dolomites UNESCO Infopoint: There is plenty to wonder and learn about in the new building, which is modelled on the Odle Peaks. The exhibition and the mountains were also incorporated into the interior design by Arch. Christa Mair.

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Opening times

  • Fri 12 Jul 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 13 Jul 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 14 Jul 09:30 - 18:00
  • Mon 15 Jul 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 16 Jul 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 17 Jul 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 18 Jul 09:30 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (18/05/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 05/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:30 - 18:00

Autumn closure 2024 (06/11/2024 - 25/12/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

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free admission

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The Dolomites UNESCO Infopoint stays open in summer and in winter, closed on Mondays, open daily in July and August.

Summer season start 2024 on May 18, winter season start 2024/25 on December 26.

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