Endless fun... San Candido is the easternmost parish in South Tyrol at the border with East Tyrol. The town is very popular because of its lively pedestrian zone with many diverse shops. Cafés and bars invite shoppers to take a break and treat themselves to refreshments.
Adventure tips in San Candido and surrounding area:
- Monte Elmo and Baranci are two popular mountains for excursions. You can reach them comfortably by revolving cable car from Versciaco and revolving chair lift from San Candido town centre. Monte Elmo offers stunning panoramic views of the Sesto sundial and other Dolomite peaks. The family fun mountain Baranci is only a three minute walk from San Candido centre.
- The Dolomythos museum gives you an insight in the secrets of the Dolomites.
- Summer toboggan run Fun Bob: Young and old love the bracing ride into the valley.
- Three Peaks and Sesto sundial: The Three Peaks tempt alpine climbers and climbers from all over the world. Just as fascinating is the Sesto sundial, the world’s largest stone clock, formed by the Dolomite peaks Cima Nove, Cima Dieci, Cima Undici, Cima Dodici and Cima Uno.
- Lakes Lago di Braies and Lago di Dobbiaco: You should not miss these Dolomite lakes!
- Open-air museum of the First World War: Bellum Aquilarum on Croda Rossa and Monte Piano near Dobbiaco show the theatres of the First World War.
- Gustav Mahler’s composing house: Gustav Mahler spent his summers in Alta Pusteria and composed some of his most well-known works here.