The Dolomites are among the most beautiful and impressive regions on Earth, and represent a unique fusion of natural and cultural landscapes shaped by the centuries.
Also unique is the contrast between the harsh and towering rock formations and the lush alpine meadows and valleys which characterise the landscapes of the Dolomites, the so-called "Pale Mountains", which emerged as coral reefs from the primordial Tethys ocean around 270 million years ago. Exuberant vegetation adds to such geological wealth: the mild climate, influenced by the Mediterranean, allows for an enormous variety of flora with over 2,400 species. No wonder that the uniqueness of this region was recognized by UNESCO
, which declared the Dolomites a World Heritage Site in June 2009.
There is no village in South Tyrol with a better view to the Dolomites than sunny Maranza
. No matter in which part of the village you are, the peaks of the Dolomites can always be seen soaring skywards. Our local mountain, the Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg is an absolute highlight – from its top one can enjoy a 360° view to over 500 mountain peaks, among which those of wonderful Dolomites.
Spend your vacation with us at the Hotel Sonnenberg, your refuge in the Dolomites, and enjoy the breath-taking views of the UNESCO peaks directly from your room window, from the terrace, the bar, the dining room or the spa.
The tour of the Dolomites
The spectacular road of the Dolomites negotiates through rugged, craggy peaks and bucolic mountain pastures. This tour can be as long as you want, and you can choose the destinations you prefer, such as Corvara or Dobbiaco, the Landro valley, the Lake of Misurina, Cortina, Arabba and the Falzarego pass, the Sella pass or the Gardena valley. Whatever your itinerary, Maranza –conveniently located between the Valle Isarco and Val Pusteria– is the ideal starting point. Our staff at the reception will be happy to provide great insider tips to help you plan your personal tour of the Dolomites!