Where villages like Castelrotto, Tires al Catinaccio, Siusi and Fiè allo Sciliar string together, there are also some famous personalities.
Besides the Sciliar Witches, who are said to be responsible for the storms, and the "Kastelruther Spatzen", who sing about the mountains of South Tyrol, the minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein is one of the famous people of the high plateau. Every year, the Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride, named after him, is held in front of imposing backdrops such as Presule Castle or the Fiè Pond.
Winter on the Alpe di Siusi, the largest high alpine pasture in Europe, on the other hand, stands for outdoor activities: The area is a top address for cross-country skiers and winter hikers, and a destination for skiers and snowboarders. The 60 km of ski slopes against the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Sciliar, the landmark of South Tyrol, are connected to the ones of the Val Gardena Skiing Area.