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150 years of alpinism in the Sesto Dolomites

Programme 2019

Sesto the village of the Three Peaks invites you on an exciting journey through its alpine history in 2019. Everywhere in the village there is something exciting to discover: testimonies of great conquests, mountaineers’ stories, routes you can touch, and much more.

 

04 January 2019

Opening of the anniversary year and of the Berg Film Festival

The makers of the Sesto Berg Film Festival present real blockbusters, but also true classics, authentic short films and exciting documentaries all year round!

 

June to October 2019

Photo Exhibition

The photo exhibition in the Claus Gatterer Library displays pictures by nature photographers Daniel Tschurtschenthaler and Lukas Schäfer, who love spending their time in the great outdoors, standing on mountain summits, exploring the forest or observing wildlife. They gaze at the sun as it rises and sets and often stare for hours at a time at the night skies. The words accompanying the exhibition are written by pupils from San Candido Business College.

 

09  June 2019

The Sesto Sundial

The people of the Dolomite valleys have always lived in harmony with the mighty peaks that surround them. This is especially true for the people of Sesto, as their mountains are also a gigantic, stony clockwork. The Sesto sundial, one of the most striking skylines created by nature, shows the time with its peaks of Nine, Ten (Rotwand/Corda Rossa), Eleven, Twelve and One. It can be read from the position of the sun above the characteristic peaks. In June and July of the Jubilee Year, this phenomenon becomes particularly visible through a unique staging. The ceremonial opening will take place on 9 June as part of the Dolomites UNESCO Fest.

 

26 June 2019

The walkable summit book

The summit book is the written proof of heroic tales in the mountains. Being the first person to conquer a summit, achieving the impossible. It must have been an intoxicating feeling of power and invincibility that tempted countless summit chasers to the Sesto Dolomites. Each spectacular first climb told of courage, great ambition, mental strength and technical ability. And perhaps a certain madness. Exactly these conquests have been documented in the books high up in the mountains since the late 19th century – Sesto now brings the summit books into the valley, stages them in a spectacular way and makes them visible for everyone to experience. On the opening, planned on 26 june, there will be present Sesto’s sister city Zermatt.

 

28 June 2019

Shop goes Art

In summer 2019 eight shops in Sesto and Moso will be making room in their display windows for contemporary art! Eight artists from the alpine region, including painters, sculptors and wood carvers will be exhibiting their works about the mountains, adventure and the pioneer spirit there.

 

13 to 20 July 2019

Mountain week Sesto

Hiking in the Dolomites of Sesto on the tracks of great mountaineers. The mountain week inspires with a varied program of guided tours and hikes in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, as well as various evening events. In cooperation with the Alpine School Sesto Three Peaks and the Three Peaks Nature Park themed lectures and guided mountain tours on magnificent panoramic trails are offered. Two very special highlights should not be missed:

 

18 July 2019

PEAKnic with a view

It was on 18 July 1869, early on Sunday morning, when three mountain climbers shook hands on the Dreischusterspitze/Punta dei Tre Scarperi. The first ascent bar none and the starting signal for countless others. Exactly 150 years later, this milestone in the history of Sesto is duly celebrated – guests can look forward to an illustrious evening in one of the most spectacular natural settings ever.

 

20 July 2019

Sesto Vertical Arena III

On 20 july renowned mountaineers will present their passion. They will give an initial 20 minute-long keynote presentation of their current first ascents and projects. Subsequently these will be debated in a star-studded discussion. The lectures will be translated simultaneously.

 

21 August 2019

The Cima Grande

Just one month later the same party also conquered the Große Zinne/Cima Grande. With this ascent the mountaineers Grohmann, Innerkofler and Salcher managed on of the most important peaks. In their honour, a big mountain festival takes place around the Three Peaks and in their valleys. Special attractions are the time capsule installation near the hut Drei Zinnen/Three Peaks and the historic Val Fiscalina. In the evening the village of Dobbiaco shows the movie premiere of the documentary “La Cima Grande” with Reinhold Messner.

 

29 September 2019

“Sextner Kamingespräche”

Current tourist-related subjects are taken up, presented and discussed at a high intellectual level. The audience, from a wide variety of fields, is contemporary, interested and well informed.

 

30 September 2019

Dolomites UNESCO Forum

“10 Years of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site: quo vadis?” On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Dolomites’ inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, EURAC Bolzano, IDM South Tyrol, the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation and Sesto tourist information association will be holding this conference.

 

30 December 2019

Silent fireworks and the conclusion of the anniversary year

An extraordinary New Year’s Eve at Sesto. Also this year Sesto is going to celebrate the New Year in a totally unique way: in order to escape the hustle and bustle of the last day of the year, the celebrations will be brought forward. In addition to the traditional torchlight descent by the ski school Dolomites of Sesto, we surprise our guests with spectacular show effects and an incomparable high light: big but silent fireworks.