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Wengen: the first hiking village in South Tyrol

Elaborate handcraft, hearty traditional dishes, untouched nature, well-kept alpine meadows, historical farms and much fun on the slopes…

In Wengen (La Val in Ladin) in Alta Badia, your holidays will never be boring. As it is the first hiking village in South Tyrol and around the majestic Kreuzkofel, lovers of nature have a lot to discover.

Not just for the historical farms, the Ladin alpine meadows, the traditional pastures and the impressive peaks of the Dolomites – Wengen is also well-known for its fine handcraft. Especially the art of weaving may look back on a long tradition spanning centuries. Frequently, popular motifs are religious images and sceneries out of the farming life. Also, due to this fact, one may notice that tradition, religion and rural lifestyle are still important here.

Not least, customs and traditions are perceivable in the typical dishes of a region. Thus, many farms and huts offer their guests tasteful dishes by the traditional Ladin cuisine. You may usually enjoy these culinary delights in a warm “Stube”, where a hand-carved cross watches over all guests. In the historical farms, the cordial disposition by the hosts ensures you beautiful hours you will not forget for long.

Breath-taking nature around Wengen

You will for sure bear in remembrance the natural landscape in the environs of Wengen or La Val for a long time. On the magnificent pastures and alpine meadows among the mighty peaks of the Dolomites surrounding the valley, families with children, as well as passionate hikers and mountaineers feel like in paradise. Not for nothing, the picturesque alpine village was awarded with the renowned quality seal “European hiking village”. The Armentera and Rit meadows in the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Prags are particularly worth a visit, as they transform themselves into a wonderful sea of flowers in the early summer.

In Wengen, wintertime is the period for skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking. It is for you to decide:  amusement on the well-prepared slopes in the close skiing areas Alta Badia or Mt. Kronplatz? Beautiful tours through untouched stretches of land around Mt. Kreuzkofel? Alternatively, maybe panoramic cross-country skiing through a magical winter landscape?

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