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Tips for excursions in San Candido and surrounding area
Crafts and traditions, fascinating architecture and sacred sites. Artists have always been welcome in San Candido and been able to live out their creativity. The many Romanesque, Gothic, late Baroque and Belle Époque buildings and artefacts testify to this. San Candido itself impresses with its eventful history. The Celts, the Romans and the Baiovarii left behind remarkable traces. During the First World War Alta Pusteria, and in particular the Sesto Dolomites, were part of the hard-fought for frontline regions. There are still many places where visitors can see the silent witnesses of these bitter times.
San Candido abbey church
The abbey church is the most beautiful sacred monastic style building in the Eastern alpine region. Particularly worth seeing are the majestic Romanesque dome fresco, the special crucifixion group and the deeply symbolic crypt.
Fabulous views of the Three Peaks
Landro in Val di Landro affords stunning views of the north faces of the Three Peaks: It is the only place where they are visible from the valley.
Romantic wild lakes
The picturesque wild lakes enchant young and not so young holidaymakers: Lago di Braies, Lago di Dobbiaco, Lago di Anterselva and Lago di Misurina.
Outstanding natural beauty
Val Fiscalina is an area of outstanding natural beauty and always worth a walk.
In the second half of the 19th century the Southern railway brought tourism into the Three Peaks Dolomites region. In 1878 the Grand Hotel was opened and from that time on the European nobility and jet set spent their holidays in the region.
Nature park house
In the nature park house in the Grand Hotel you can find information on the natural and cultural landscapes of the Three Peaks nature park, the geology of the Dolomites, the events during the war at the Dolomites front, the beginnings of Alpine sport and the development of tourism.
Cheese making dairy Three Peaks
From milk to cheese: Interesting information about cheese-making and the dairy industry.