The range of summertime activities available in the Eggen / Ega Valley has now gotten even wider: The Latemar Massive – a jewel of Mother Nature – provides the breathtaking backdrop to the Latemarium – a realm full of excitement and adventure, in Obereggen.
Because of its geological and botanical importance as well as beautiful landscape, this magnificent massive – surrounded by unique hiking trails – was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The new thematic trails will lead you through ancient alpine forests and over verdant meadows to managed alpine huts. And last, but not least, the easy access makes your stay in Obereggen a special natural experience for the whole family.
From Obereggen, visitors can take the Obereggen-Oberholz chairlift to reach the new LATEMAR.360° outlook platform, which affords a sensational panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. With the jagged cliffs of the Latemar at their back, visitors can take in the seemingly limitless vista of glaciated mountain ridges – from Brenta/Adamello, to the Königspitze-Gran Zebrù and Ortler / Ortles, all the way to the Ötz Valley, Stubaier, and Ziller Valley Alps. And the LATEMAR.PANORAMA adventure trail (no. 22) directly beneath the walls of the Latemar will guide you through this impressive alpine wonderland. Especially spectacular outlook points are highlighted, and related history and stories are told – about life in the cliffs, legendary figures associated with the Latemar, and the historical boundary dispute.
From the Natural Backdrop to the Natural Experience
And yet another highlight will be opened up this summer: The LATEMAR.NATURA learning trail (no. 22/23) for families and nature-lovers will sweep you away into the natural habitats of the alpine region and at different elevations. At these interactive adventure stations, you'll become acquainted with the flora and fauna of the region and learn exciting facts about their ways of life. You'll thus establish a personal relation with these impressive surroundings, and you'll come to see Mother Nature as more than just a backdrop: Visitors will enter into an exciting realm of knowledge and experience!
LATEMAR.RELAX features numerous sunny and shady spots where you can stop for a rest. Nature-lovers and families will appreciate the "Durabühl" downhill trail (no. 10/11), which will take you down from the Laner Alm to Obereggen. Wooded areas, verdant meadows filled with wildflowers, and a variety of vegetation make this trail a very attractive option for rest and recreation in the great outdoors. It's the perfect path to forget about time and simply enjoy life.
More ambitious visitors who are intent upon conquering summits are advised to take LATEMAR.UNESCO, an ideal, medium-hard mountain trail (no. 18/516/22). This trail will take you along monumental rockslides consisting of bizarre and fantastic boulders. Once you arrive at an elevation of 2,671 meters above sea-level, you'll see the idyllic Latemar Hut, where you can enjoy simple meals and accommodations in a mattress dormitory. From here, you can see all the way to the majestic Marmolada.
NEW ATTRACTIONS IN 2017
THE OBERHOLZ ALPINE HUT
One new feature this summer is the Oberholz alpine hut at an altitude of 2,096 meters above sea-level.
The contemporary architecture features large panoramic windows focusing on the magnificent alpine world, and offers visitors a cozy place to relax. The hut features three parlors and a sunny panoramic terrace at the foot of the Latemar Massif. The bar and restaurant are open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from June 24 till October 08, 2017. From Obereggen, the hut can be easily reached with the Panorama Chairlift or, by foot, via Trails No. 9 and No. 18. The hut can also be reached from Pampeago and Predazzo by taking a lift and then continuing via Trail No. 22.
LATEMAR HUT / RIF. TORRE DI PISA
Hikers looking for challenging trails and advanced hikers will love it. At 2,671 meters above sea-level, it can be reached by taking one of the most-beautiful hiking trails in the Dolomites. The hut has been completely renovated and expanded. The restaurant and bar have been modernized. But also the dormitory (with 30 beds) has been partitioned into four comfortable bedrooms and supplemented with a bathroom.
EGGEN VALLEY MOUNTAIN CINEMA
Another new attraction in the Eggen Valley in the summer of 2017: Six viewing platforms affording views of the UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site of the Dolomites. The Eggental Valley Mountain Cinema consists of six panoramic viewing platforms in Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente, Obereggen, Steinegg / Collepietra, and Welschnofen / Nova Levante – Lake Karer. The panoramic viewing points are located along the hiking trails, and serve as rest-stops where visitors can pause and admire the stunning vistas – including the unique alpine panorama of the UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site. The benches and picture frames are reminiscent of movie theatre screens, and visitors can sit and enjoy the legendary view of the Eggen Valley. Additionally, each viewing point is also equipped with a panorama panel identifying the most-important features. In Obereggen, the new Mountain Cinema is located – unsurprisingly – along a segment of the latemar.panorama thematic trail.
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