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What you should know about Val Gardena

  • Did you know that in Val Gardena 90% of the population speaks Ladin?
    This originally Rhaetian language is more than 2000 years old.
  • Did you know that the most important sector beside the tourism in Val Gardena is carving?
    More than 1000 people work in this branch.
  • Did you know that Luis Trenker, the famous climber, cinematographic director and actor was born in Val Gardena?
    His tomb is in Ortisei and each year thousand guests visit it.
  • Did you know that Giorgio Moroder, composer of many famous soundtracks was born and grew up in Val Gardena?
    Now he lives in Beverly Hills and got three Oscars, but he regularly visits his hometown Ortisei.
  • Did you know that the lawn and pastures are still farmed and that in Val Gardena there are many agricultural companies?
  • Did you know that the Sassolungo is the landmark of Val Gardena?
    The majestic mountain was climbed for the first time by the Austrian climber Paul Grohmann in 1868.
  • Did you know that in Val Gardena there was an alpine Ski-World Championship? 
    This big sport event was hold in the year 1970. On the ski run “Saslong” still now every year takes place the FIS-Ski World Cup.
  • Did you know that in Val Gardena 12 lifts are open during the summer?
    The mobility ticket “Valgardena Card” offers unlimited use of lifts and busses.