St. Ulrich in Gröden / Ortisei in Val Gardena
Ortisei/St. Ulrich is the main town of the Val Gardena/Grödnertal and is famous for its traditional woodcarvings, which are still an important part of the life in this valley. If you stroll through the pretty village, you will always discover beautiful and unique woodcarvings. The idyllic St. Jacob's Church above Ortisei/St. Ulrich is also well worth a visit - it is the oldest church in Val Gardena/Grödnertal and offers an impressive view of the Sassolungo/Langkofel.
The picturesque village is surrounded by magnificent mountains like the Rasciesa/Raschötz, the Gruppo del Sassolungo/Langkofelgruppe or the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm and thus offers the ideal starting point for a hiking and skiing holiday.
Enjoy the summer in Val Gardena/Gröden
In summer, the alpine village attracts many visitors with its high peaks and its unique natural landscape. Modern lifts lead directly from Ortisei/St. Ulrich to Seceda, as well as to the Rasciesa/Raschötz and the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. Whether an extended walk along the promenade of Ortisei/St. Ulrich, a demanding mountain tour to the high peaks or a mountain bike tour - in summer you can enjoy an active holiday in the mountains in Ortisei/St. Ulrich.
Christmas time in Ortisei/St. Ulrich
The Val Gardena-Gröden/Alpe di Siusi-Seiser Alm ski area has 83 lifts, 175 km of downhill runs and 115 km of cross-country trails. The Val Gardena/Gröden also belongs to the largest ski carousel in the Alps, the "Dolomiti Superski". Skiing, tobogganing or snowshoeing on perfectly groomed slopes is something that guarantees fun for the whole family.
In the evening you can make a pleasant walk through Ortisei/St. Ulrich. During the winter season, this place becomes a snow-covered Christmas village in a sparkling sea of lights. The Christmas market of Ortisei/St. Ulrich, which lasts until the beginning of January, is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the whole alpine region.