The Highlights of Obereggen
Obereggen-places to see!
Anyone coming to Obereggen will get to see a few things! And not 'just' ski pistes and hiking paths: take a look at the attractions worth checking out here!
Madonna di Pietralba: the cathedral in the mountains
This church of pilgrimage rises up majestically at 1,520 metres above sea level in Pietralba, a part of the village of Monte San Pietro. Its crimson-coloured tower is set against a bright blue sky. The remarkable story of this basilica goes back to 1553, when the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to the mountain farmer, Leonhard Weißensteiner. He then constructed a chapel in her honour, which over the centuries evolved into a popular place of pilgrimage. Even Pope John Paul II once came here!
Eight interesting paths lead adventurers of all ages through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites beneath the Latemar massif. Works of art, interactive learning stations, relaxation spots, viewing platforms, weather stations, paths to mountain peaks, running tracks, bike tours: the Latemarium will suit any kind of mountain fan down to the ground!
St. Helena in Nova Ponente
A walk to St. Helena Chapel in Nova Ponente is well worth doing at any time of year! That's because it houses one of the most significant Gothic frescoes in South Tyrol. The chapel may be viewed every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, after fetching the key from the farm opposite the church.
The Bletterbach ravine
South Tyrol's very own Grand Canyon may be found in the village of Aldino! The Bletterbach ravine measures 8 km in length, 400 in depth and is over 40 million years years old. 22 GEOPARC guides take those with an interest in geology and adventurous hikers through this unique sight in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites beneath the Corno Bianco mountain.
Golf Club Petersberg & Carezza
An 18-hole golf course awaits golf fans in Monte San Pietro from mid-April to mid-November! And there's a 9-hole golf course in Carezza set at 1,680 metres above sea level stretching over an area involving 400 metres' altitude difference. This golf course is rightly known as 'The Mountain Beast!