Gröden / Val Gardena
Artistic wood carvings, majestic peaks and picturesque alpine farms. A holiday in the beautiful Val Gardena/Gröden, in the middle of the Dolomites, is a unique experience in winter as well as in summer. With the three holiday resorts Selva/Wolkenstein, Santa Cristina/St. Christina and Ortisei/St. Urlich visitors can choose from a wide range of activities. Unforgettable holiday moments are guaranteed!
Culture and customs in Val Gardena/Gröden
From one generation to the next, the traditional handicraft of woodcarving in Val Gardena/Gröden is still very alive. If you stroll through the holiday resorts, you will always discover unique and hand-carved artworks made of wood.
In Val Gardena/Gröden, in addition to German and Italian, people also speak the Rhaeto-Romanic language Ladin. Ladin culture and customs are still alive in the valley and it is not unusual to discover a traditional costume in some places.
Val Gardena/Gröden is also known for its friendly hospitality and excellent local cuisine. Many gourmet restaurants invite you to taste and enjoy their specialities.
Experience wonderful days in Val Gardena/Gröden
In the summer months, many hikers and mountaineers set out to explore the beautiful Dolomite landscape, with the "pale" peaks, the magnificent alpine meadows and the hidden mountain lakes. The winding roads of the Gardena and Sella Pass, on the other hand, are simply fantastic for many motorcyclists and mountain bikers.
However, the valley is particularly popular in winter. It is not for nothing that it is often celebrated as an "Eldorado" for winter sports lovers. Many perfectly groomed and very varied pistes make Val Gardena one of the most attractive ski areas in the entire Alpine region. The entrance to the Sellaronda is also a real highlight for many skiers.
Every year the best skiers in the world come to Val Gardena to compete in the men's Super G and the famous men's downhill race. An entertaining international spectacle that attracts many fans and onlookers every year.