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Dolomites / Hochpustertal  / Niederdorf

Discover Niederdorf - Hochpustertal/alta Pusteria

Inhabitants 1.390 Altitude 1.154mIn Niederdorf you have a view on the Dolomieten in all directions. Niederdorf has a long history in and goes back in time till 994, in that time (Nidringdorf) was mentioned for the first time. Niederdorf is for over 150 years a centre for tourists, the first ones discovered it and love it because of it´s many possibilities. It gave acces to the raw beauty of the Sexner and Prager Dolomites, they were climbed in 1869 by brave Alpinists. The landscape is a big inspiration for many artists and has been a meeting point for the famous kings, queens, princesses and princes from many different countries. Since 1871 is Niederdorf easy to reach by train, Vienna and Munich are only a couple of hours with the train away. Halfway the 19th century, Niederdorf became very favous for it´s all over the world well known hospitality and the place to be in the summer. The wellknown Emmerentia Hellensteiner from St. Johann in Tirol, also call Frau Emma (1817-1904) was the most famous inn-keeper in Europe, the inn(Hotel Emma) was well known for the warm welcome for every guest and for her cookingart. Niederdorf was one of the few postoffices in the Pustertal, and had a special meaning. It became a centre of mail and goods, everybody come from the mountains to visit Niederdorf and do their business. Every met everybody here, it became the centre of the Pustertal. The first ´Postmeister´ came "Johannes van Kurz". He lived in the Wassermann house. Now a days it is used by the Niederdorfer Touristinformationboard.

Villabassa: adventurous winter holiday provided

Villabassa is a central point of departure to the ski resorts of Alta Pusteria, Monte Baranci, Monte Elmo, Croda Rossa, Kameriot (approx. 11 km), Cortina (approx. 30 km) and Plan de Corones (approx. 12 km). All these resorts can be reached within a short time by car or with public means of transport. Skiing and snowboarding on perfectly groomed slopes makes your holiday an unforgettable adventure.


Furthermore, the land of the Three Peaks offers more than 200 kilometres of cross-country slopes with all levels of difficulty for professionals and beginners – Alta Pusteria is renowned for its extended cross country tracks. This region is also ideal for ski touring: experience pure nature on one of the snowed-in walls in the Dolomites.

Choose from the vast offer for your winter holiday: those looking for peace and recreation enjoy numerous hiking and walking paths in Villabassa and its surroundings. Off-side slopes Villabassa offers torch-light hikes or curling competitions. Happy hours, a lot of fun and new friends round off a fantastic day.

Summer in Alta Pusteria for the entire family

If you come to Villabassa, you've already made the right first decision.  Paragliding, jogging, cycling, tennis, swimming, hiking or climbing – here you can definitely find the right activity for yourself.
With the Three Peaks Card (download approx. 1.5 MB) you'll enjoy lots of good value activities during your summer holiday in the Dolomites.

Comprehensive family programme in Villabassa

Take your time and enjoy one of the many excursion and hiking destinations in Villabassa and its surroundings. Adventurous excursions, discovering the world of minerals, or playing at the playground in the Kurpark in Villabassa – the children will simply love it! You can cross the Rienza River on a suspension bridge and get to the "adventure land" for children from 12 years of age.  We also recommend participating in the professionally guided nature hikes in the Nature Parks.

Alta Pusteria Climbing and Cycling Paradise

Villabassa is the ideal starting point for demanding climbing and trekking tours in the reign of the "Pale Mountains". Certified mountain guides accompany, so you can reach your goal safely. And mountain-bike professionals can prove themselves at the yearly South Tyrol Dolomiti Superbike - one of the most important mountain-bike competitions in Europe: 119.9 km long and 3,822 metres of difference in altitude characterise this mountain-bike marathon. However, you can also choose the shorter tour of only 56.9 km and 1,688 metres of difference in altitude.