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Holidays Wengen – a hiking village

Wengen, a South Tyrolean mountain village at the foot of the impressive Heiligkreuzkofel group, allows travellers to discover the authentic side of the Dolomites- Here, nature is still playing a big role – as a hiking paradise and as a part of the village life, characterised by rural culture.

Wengen, whose Ladin denomination is La Val, was awarded with the European Hiking Quality seal and is part of the European hiking villages. Here, in the holiday region of Alta Badia, travellers are offered optimal conditions for unforgettable hiking holidays.

Armentara meadows
Armentara meadows

Heiligkreuzkofel and the Armentara fields. The hike below Heiligkreuzkofel leads to the homonymous hospice and chapel.

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The breath-taking Armentara meadows

Be it hiking with family, for several consecutive days or challenging fixed-rope routes – in the surroundings of Wengen, there are hiking tours for all tastes. Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park offers wide pastures, emerald green mountain lakes and mighty Dolomites peaks. A particular treat for the eyes are the meadows of Armentara and Rit in early summer: Wild orchids and many other seldom flowers are blooming in many different colours.

The Dolomites in winter

Great views and closeness to nature are waiting during your snowshoeing tours, winter hikes and ski tours. If you prefer more vivid places, you can reach the two big ski areas Alt Badia and Mt. Kronplatz with a large offer of well-prepared ski runs. Also, cross-country skiers and tobogganers will feel like in paradise in the surroundings of Wengen.

Alpine Cabines
Alpine Cabines

Wanderwege mit ihren urigen Almhütten und der deftigen Kost findet man in Südtirol an allen Ecken.

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Ladin traditions

The village of Wengen is characterised by picturesque “viles”, the typical Ladin hamlets with century-old and still managed mountain farms. In addition to the rural culture, traditional handicraft plays an important role in the region of Alta Badia. In fact, Pederoa has a weaving mill and several joineries.

It is time to celebrate

Cooking as well lies somewhere between art and craft. Be it in a cosy mountain hut or in a cosy inn – in and around Wengen, you can taste Ladin specialities such as "Turtres". Regional ingredients and a proven recipe guarantee unique culinary experience. Ladin culture has not only much to offer from a culinary point of view: Especially on public holidays, guests can experience the local customs and traditions from very close.

Wengen in winter
Wengen in winter

Wengen or La Val in Alta Badia is a popular destination also in winter.

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Parish church in Wengen
Parish church in Wengen

The parish church in Wengen is dedicated to S. Genesius.

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View over Wengen
View over Wengen

Wengen is one of five Ladin municipalities of Gadertal.

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