1.236 m

The community Ortisei is situated 1.236 m above sea level and is with 5.791 inhabitants, the main village of Val Gardena.
Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, the village is picturesquely situated amidst the UNESCO Heritage Dolomites.
Ortisei looks back to an ancient trading activity and a rich history. Since more than 2 centuries the South Tyrolean holiday resort is considered as the international center of wood carving. The artwork of wood, manufactured in Ortisei Val Gardena, is a sign of quality and tradition until today. 

With approx. 870.000 overnights, Ortisei is a well-known holiday destination in the Dolomites. It ranks among the mostly known winter sports resorts in the Alps and has been venue of the alpine ski world championship in 1970. Even in summer Ortisei is a popular destination for families and sports enthusiasts thanks to many hiking possibilities, vie verrate and sports activities such as paragliding and mountain biking etc.

The lively pedestrian zone in the village center with many shops and bars is a popular meeting point for a comfortable stay or a shopping tour. A wide range of clothing stores, sports equipment stores and various specialized shops are offered for guests to get inspired by new trends.

If the weather conditions are not the best, Ortisei offers interesting alternatives to the numerous outdoor activities. The public swimming pool with sauna in the village center is the perfect place to spend some entertaining moments with the whole family. You can practice sports in all weathers in the tennis center with boulder possibility. Furthermore the community offers a fitness center with wellness area and a sector to play dart and billiard. Those interested in culture can learn more about the history, nature and culture of Val Gardena in the museum de Gherdëina. A unique collection of wooden toys, a comprehensive art collection, an archeological collection with Stone Age finds and a collection of local fossils which have been found in Val Gardena are some of the attractions which can be seen at the museum. An own area is dedicated to Luis Trenker, the famous son of Ortisei. The well-known mountaineer, actor and director represents his home village until today. He always remained connected with the Dolomites of Val Gardena.

Ortisei in Val Gardena is a paradise for hikers, mountain biker, climber, winter sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and epicures and therefore the ideal place for your holiday in the Dolomites.

Altitude: 1.236 m
Area: 2.423 ha
Inhabitants: 5.791 (including Bulla and Oltretorrente)
Guest beds: 5.770
Overnight: approx. 870.000 per year

Location of the Hotel

Our hotel is located in a quiet location 450 meters from the beginning of the pedestrian area and 800 meters from the center of Ortisei.

Distance to the lift Seceda is 950 meters
Distance to the lift Alpe di Siusi 800 meters
Distance to the lift Rasciesa 900 meters
Distance to Bolzano 35 Km
Distance to Bressanone 31 Km
Distance to Innsbruck 112 Km

In winter, we offer our private free ski shuttle service from 08.15 to 18.00, which will bring and pick you up by the ski lifts in Ortisei.

In winter and summer you can use the Mobil Card, which we will give you upon arrival, to travel for free with all busses and trains in South Tyrol throughout your stay.

Location and arrival

How to reach us

The easiest way to reach Val Gardena is via the Brenner motorway (A22).

From the North via Innsbruck - Brenner - Sterzing - EXIT Chiusa-Klausen
Take direction Val Gardena -Gröden. Arriving in Ortisei, you will see the gas station Kelder, than a crossing, please take the left direction. From there you drive straight ahead, you will find us after 700 meters on the right side.

From the South via Verona - EXIT Bolzen - Bolzano North Bolzano Nord exit direction Waidbruck and Bressanone. In Waidbruck take the direction Val Gardena Val Gardena. Arriving in Ortisei, you will see the gas station Kelder, than a crossing, please take the left direction. From there you drive straight ahead, you will find us after 700 meters on the right side.

The Surrounding Area and Excursions

Things to See and Do in South Tyrol

For guests who are ready for a trip out of Ortisei, the stunning South Tyrol offers many points of interest, some of which are off the beaten track and others of which are much better known. All of them are concentrated into a single region of only 7,400 square kilomtres. Just over the border with Austria is Innsbruck, which is under two hours drive away. However, the closest cities are Bolzano and Merano which are both rich cultural centres with plenty of history. In Bolzano you can get lost within the ancient arcades and lanes. Take time to visit the museums dedicated to art, nature and history of the Dolomites, such as the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Natural Science.

Among the main attractions to be found at Merano are its famous thermal waters which boast therapeutic properties. In the city, one can encounter many kinds of building with historical and architectural value, such as the elegant Kurhaus made in the Art Nouveau style. There is also Trauttmansdorff Castle which, surrounded by a lush botanical garden, is worthy of a visit. Take the Tappeinerweg walk (about 6 km long) which affords many wonderful views over the city.

There are also many hidden wonders for nature lovers to discover locally. From the 'land of the pyramids' at Renon to the dizzying gorge of Bletterbach, there is so much to view. Don't miss out on the famous waterfalls of Reinbachfälle either! Furthermore, the region is known for its redwood trees which can reach 40 metres in height with circumferences of up to 4.5 metres.

Among the numerous castles and fortresses that you can visit are the Tyrol Castle and the fortress of Fortezza, an immense construction that offers interesting historical and architectural features. There are also numerous Christmas markets held in the run up to the holiday season that guests will love.

Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage

A holiday in the Dolomites makes you riches in many ways. Discover also you the magic of this UNESCO world heritage! In 2009, UNESCO declared the Dolomite region as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. The Dolomites are among the 50 most beautiful scenic places in Europe, and the 199 worldwide.


On holiday in the World Heritage Site

Since they were “discovered” in the nineteenth Century by people from Europe and from all over the world, the Dolomites have always been a visited and appreciated tourist destination. The exceptional beauty of the landscapes, the extraordinary geological and geo-morphological importance, the richness of nature, the charming ascents to the top of the mountains or even just the walks down in the valley: all this leads many tourists and travellers to choose the Dolomite little towns and valleys for their sporting or relaxing holidays. In every season the Dolomites offer something unique and exciting: the awakening of nature in spring, the summer vitality and the rich autumn colors, up to the whiteness of winter with kilometers of ski slopes for the practice of snow and ice sports.

From the second half of the nineteenth century the accommodation offer in the Dolomites has been considerably developed, presenting today a wide range of facilities ranging from campsites to apartments, from guest houses to hotels of all levels to meet tastes and needs of every guest.

The towns of the region steadily organize also events, activities and services to create a tourism offer able to meet the needs of those who wish to stay in the Dolomites World Heritage Site enjoying the extraordinary beauty that these mountains can give: from an endless variety of sport offers to wellness spas, from peripatetic walks to literacy initiatives in high altitude, from the visits to museums to the knowledge of the Dolomite products.