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Three Peaks Nature Park

This nature park in the Sesto Dolomites is not only characterised by a rich flora and fauna, but also by the famous Three Peaks of Lavaredo

During WWI, the Sesto Dolomites were the site of fierce battles between Italian and Austrian forces for three years (Mountain Warfare). Still today you might see bullet-holes in the rocks or rusty shell splinters on the grounds. In 1981, the Sesto Dolomites Nature Park was founded, and in 2010 the Provincial Administration of South Tyrol decided to change its name into Three Peaks Nature Park - "Naturpark Drei Zinnen" in German, "Parco Naturale Tre Cime" in Italian. The main reason was that these Three Peaks of Lavaredo are world-famous and represent its most outstanding symbol.

Covering an area of 11,891 hectares, nowadays the Three Peaks Nature Park stretches from the municipalities of Sesto, San Candido and Dobbiaco in the Upper Val Pusteria to the north-eastern Dolomites, the Valle di Landro valley and neighboring Belluno. Interpretive nature trails such as the one around Lake Dobbiaco (situated exactly on the border with the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park) or the Wood Wonder World Dobbiaco with its theme trail near the visitor centre invite to a trip in the beautiful nature of this area.

Founded in: 1981
Surface: 11,891 hectares
Altitude difference: 1,961 m
Area: South Tyrol's east, upper Val Pusteria valley
Visitor centre: in Dobbiaco

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