Colfosco in Alta Badia.

The cradle of Ladin culture

The Ladin language originated from the Rhaeto-Romanic language. It is one of the most ancient languages spoken in South Tyrol, and its existence today is no doubt thanks to the remoteness of this Dolomitic valley. The same can be said for Ladin culture and traditions, which blend elements from both the Germanic and the Romanic world.

Jägerhof Hotel - Höhlenbären von Conturines

The cave bears of the Conturines

On Mt. Conturines, at an altitude of 2,800 metres, there is a cave where ancient remains of cave bears and lions were found. Visit the Ursus Ladinicus Museum in San Cassiano to discover all about the bears that lived here 50,000 years ago and to learn how the Dolomites formed millions of years ago.
Jägerhof Hotel - Die Weiler im Gardatal

The Viles

The quaint Ladin hamlets are known as Viles – groups of farm houses, stables and fields that give the Alta Badia region its unique character. You can see these historical settlements from up close, for example by taking a walk in Longiarù, in the “mill valley”.
Jägerhof Hotel – Stollen am Lagazuoi

The Lagazuoi tunnel

During the First World War, there was a front line running right across the Dolomites. Kilometres of tunnels and galleries were built, which still lead through the mountains and are now accessible to the public. Visit the Lagazuoi open-air museum, where you can relive history by walking past trenches and emplacements.