The Rosengarten and Latemar massifs stretch into the blue sky above the Dolomites as if posing for a painting; the mighty Bletterbach gorge scours the rocks at the foot of the Weisshorn, revealing evidence of prehistoric times: together with the Schlern-Rosengarten, Fanes-Sennes-Prags, Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Puez-Odle nature parks, the Dolomite monuments of the Eggental valley form part of the South Tyrolean section of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and are thus quite literally unique in the world. The Dolomites cover an area of 142,000 hectares and were declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2009 due to their scenic beauty and their geological and geomorphological significance.
We all have a responsibility for environmentally friendly behaviour and respectful conduct, both in the mountains and in everyday life. After all, we want our children and their children to be able to follow our green footsteps in the Dolomites, don’t we?
To preserve these natural treasures for future generations, it is crucial that we all contribute to their protection. We have therefore launched the “Mindful on the Mountain” project, with locals, tourism professionals and guests all actively encouraged to take part. In concrete terms, this means drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water; not leaving rubbish behind, while picking up other people’s rubbish on the way; using public transport, walking, cycling or using the lifts instead of driving; and also observing signs and signposts, closing gates and fences behind you, being considerate of other mountain explorers, and keeping dogs on a leash!
When the stars above Steinegg dance to the sounds of the well-known South Tyrolean band, Mainfelt, 6 gourmet chefs prepare creative delights in old wood-fired ovens in Welschnofen and works of art by local artists come to life at an art performance in Obereggen or Deutschnofen, you know that it’s Eggen Valley’s Culturinarika time!