Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site Infopoint
All you ever wanted to know about the Dolomites, their origins and history.
How were the Dolomites created millions of years ago; and is it true that today's mountains were once reefs and atolls in a tropical sea? Where can the traces of this past be seen today? And what does a geologist actually do? The answers to these and other fascinating questions can be found at the Dolomites UNESCO Infopointin Funes/Villnöss, a modern structure– that draws inspiration from the impressive backdrop of the Odle range– which tells visitors all about the origins of the Dolomites. The visitor centre in the Drei Zinnen Nature Park on the other hand offers an insight into the diverse flora and fauna of this protected area and shows why the Dolomites became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The GEOPARC Bletterbach visitor centre in Aldino/Aldein meanwhile makes an ideal starting point for a hike through the canyon. Fossil finds from the gorge – dinosaur tracks, fossilised fish, mussels and plants – are on display together with a clear explanation of the unique rock formations to be seen in the canyon.