The perfekt viewpoint to the Dolomites
On June 26, 2009 nine areas of the Dolomites have been listed as UNESCO World Natural Heritage. The Plose is one of the best viewpoints to admire the Area of Puez Geisler and Peitlerkofel/Sas de Putia.
Only about 13 km away from the motorway exit of the A22 Brenner Modena and only 7 km away from Brixen/Bressanone, you can catch the gondola lift Plose. In a few minutes it takes you to a height of 2000 m above sea level where you can enjoy a spectaculaire view of the Peitlerkofel and the peaks of the Geisler / Odle. The amazing mountains make part of the nature reserve Puez Geisler. Together with 8 other areas they have been defined World Natural Heritage.
Brief Synthesis why the Dolomites have been given this special status:
The nine components of The Dolomites World Heritage property protect a series of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional natural beauty. Their dramatic vertical and pale coloured peaks in a variety of distinctive sculptural forms is extraordinary in a global context…. (read more on http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/12379)
An area of about 141.910 hectare has been put under protection. 89.266 hectare more are defined buffer zone. All those areas had already been national resort, national park or area of Natura 2000 before. The areas cover 5 provinces, to be exact the following mountain zones make part of the protected area:
- Pelmo-Croda da Lago (BL)
- Marmolada (BL, TN)
- Pale di San Martino, Pale di San Lucano, Dolomiti Bellunesi and Vette Feltrine (BL, TN)
- Dolomiti Friuliane and Dolomiti d’Oltre (PN, UD)
- Northern Dolomites (BZ, BL)
- Puez-Geisler (BZ) – with Sas de Putia/Peitlerkofel and Geisler / Odle
- Schlern-Rosengarten, Latemar (BZ, TN)
- Bletterbach (BZ)
- Dolomiti di Brenta (TN)
The Town of Brixen
Brixen in South Tyrol is a compelling symbiosis of Tyrol’s oldest city with pretty narrow streets and a lively city centre, the surrounding romantic holiday villages and the local leisure mountain Plose which is a perfect viewpoint to admire the Dolomites. Brixen is a cultural and natural experience in summer and in winter – it is twice the experience.
Read more about this fascinating town.