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Fascinating in every season, Toblach-or Toblach, as it is known in German-is a jewel of the South Tyrolean Dolomites that offers a rich combination of natural beauty, history, culture, sports and gastronomy.
In the immediate vicinity are two lakes of rare beauty: Lake Toblach and Lake Landro. From here, you can follow a scenic trail with views of the Dolomites and extend the walk to nearby Lake Landro, both places are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery.
In winter, Toblach turns into a paradise for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts, with several downhill ski slopes and a network of cross-country ski trails stretching more than 120 km.
Toblach is also famous as the “city of music” thanks to the Grand Hotel Toblach, which was once a favorite vacation spot for composer Gustav Mahler. Each year, the city pays tribute to the great composer with the Mahler Festival, a must-see event for classical music lovers.
On any trip, discovering local cuisine and wines occupies an important place. South Tyrolean cuisine, with its fusion of Italian and Austrian flavors, celebrates local and seasonal ingredients. Here, there are numerous restaurants, mountain lodges, and wineries that offer the opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes such as dumplings, apple strudel, speck, and local wines.
Finally, a walk through the old town offers a chance to admire the imposing parish church and numerous historic houses. Be sure to also visit the South Tyrol School Museum, which offers an interesting insight into the history of schooling in the region.
Toblach, with its prime location in the heart of the Dolomites, its wealth of opportunities for outdoor activities, its vibrant cultural scene, and exquisite food and wine, is undoubtedly a must-visit destination for anyone visiting South Tyrol.
What to see in Toblach
Toblach is a small town nestled in the Dolomites of South Tyrol that offers an extraordinary variety of natural beauty. The surrounding landscape offers striking mountains, fascinating lakes, and a wealth of outdoor experiences to enjoy every season.
Dobbiaco and Landro Lakes
Lake Toblach is a place of extraordinary beauty, surrounded by imposing mountains and lush forests. The lake is easily accessible via a scenic route, and also offers many outdoor activities such as walking, fishing, and, in summer, paddleboats.
Nearby Lake Landro, located along the road from Dobbiaco to Cortina d’Ampezzo, offers spectacular views of the Sexten Dolomites and Monte Cristallo.
The Fiscalina Valley
Located not far away in nearby Sexten, the Fischlein Valley is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The river flowing down the valley is surrounded by lush green meadows and dense forests, among which sprout fascinating natural waterfalls.
The Fiscalina Valley offers a wide range of hiking trails for all levels of fitness, both in summer and winter.
The Sexten Dolomites
Le Dolomiti di Sesto, parte del patrimonio UNESCO, dominano il paesaggio intorno alla città e offrono un’incredibile varietà di panorami alpini. Uno degli itinerari più famosi è il giro delle Tre Cime di Lavaredo, che conduce attraverso un ambito di straordinaria bellezza naturale, dove è possibile ammirare la maestosità delle Tre Cime e della Croda dei Toni.
The Braies Valley
To the west of the city is the Braies Valley, known for Braies Lake, considered one of the most picturesque lakes in the Dolomites[23%5E]. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the lake is famous for its turquoise color and offers a panoramic view of Seekofel Mountain. The Braies Valley also offers a number of hiking trails, including the path around the lake or the ascent to the Biella Hut to enjoy the view from above.
The Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park
North of Toblach lies the vast Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park, one of the most fascinating protected natural areas in South Tyrol[24%5E]. The park offers a rich fauna and flora, along with a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails that allow you to explore different alpine habitats and take in the spectacular views of the Dolomites.
Walks in Toblach
Toblach is a place of great beauty that offers many opportunities to enjoy nature through peaceful walks. From easy trails ideal for families with children to more challenging trails for experienced trekkers, there are walks for all tastes.
Walk around Lake Dobbiaco
This is an ideal walking option for families and those seeking a relaxing route. The lake surrounded by forests offers spectacular views of the Sexten Dolomites and Monte Cristallo. Picnic areas and playgrounds for children are available along the trail.
Walk to Lake Landro
From the train station, you can follow the historic Landro Valley bicycle path to Lake Landro. The trail winds through forests and meadows, offering panoramic views of the Sexten Dolomites and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. There is also an option to take the bus back from Lake Landro to the city center.
Excursion to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo
For more adventurous hikers, the ascent to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo offers a unique experience. From Dobbiaco, you can reach the Auronzo Refuge by bus, from where the trail to the Three Peaks begins. The view of the imposing Dolomite peaks is simply breathtaking.
The Trail of Legends in the Landro Valley
The Trail of Legends is an intriguing option that combines a walk with the discovery of local history and legends. The trail begins at the Sexten Dolomites Nature Park visitor center in Toblach and heads into the Landro Valley, with several points along the way telling local legends through information panels.
Walk through the Historic Center
Finally, a walk through Toblach’s old town offers a chance to discover local architecture, including the imposing parish church and several historic houses that show traces of the town’s past.
Toblach offers both the natural beauty of the Dolomites and the cultural richness of South Tyrol, making it a perfect destination to enjoy fascinating walks among nature, history and culture.
Skiing in Toblach
Toblach is an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Due to its location, it offers numerous opportunities to enjoy downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and other snow activities.
Cross Country Skiing
Toblach is known as “the cradle of cross-country skiing,” and with good reason: the network of cross-country trails in the area stretches over 200 kilometers, offering routes of varying difficulty and length. The city’s Cross Country Center is the starting point for many trails, which wind through the breathtaking landscape of the Dolomites.
One of the most popular routes is the Dobbiaco-Cortina Runway, a 30-kilometer track that connects the city to Cortina d’Ampezzo and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
Although Toblach does not directly host ski resorts for alpine skiing, it is close to many quality slopes in the Dolomites. Just a 15- to 20-minute drive away are the slopes of Monte Elmo in the Three Peaks Dolomites area and Plan de Corones (Kronplatz), one of South Tyrol’s most popular ski resorts.
More Snow Activities
In addition to skiing, Toblach offers many other snow activities for the whole family. Sledding is very popular, with numerous dedicated slopes where you can enjoy fast and fun runs. In addition, snowshoeing allows for leisurely exploration of the snowy landscape, while adrenaline junkies can try snowkiting, a combination of skiing or snowboarding and traction kites.
Relaxing after a Day in the Snow
After a day spent skiing or enjoying other snow activities, Toblach is ready to offer a wide selection of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy traditional South Tyrolean cuisine. Whether it is a delicious dumpling, spatzle or sweet apple strudel, the flavors of Toblach will delight the palate of all visitors.
Where to sleep in Toblach
Toblach, offers a wide range of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Popular options include hotels, guesthouses, apartment rentals and campgrounds, many of which offer beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
Again, as in many locations in the Alps, it is definitely advisable to book early to get the best possible choice.
Whatever your travel style or budget, Toblach has something to offer to ensure a memorable stay.
How to get to Toblach
Located in the heart of South Tyrol, Toblach is an easily accessible center via various means of transportation. You can get there by train-German (DB), Austrian (ÖBB), Italian (Trenitalia) and Swiss (SBB) railways offer connections to Toblach.
The South Tyrol Südtirol Transfer and Flixbus bus service is another convenient option.
If you prefer to travel by car, you can reach Toblach thanks to the Brenner freeway that runs through the Adige Valley, then continuing on a smooth highway.
The area is also served by efficient train and local bus connections, such as Trenitalia and Train Alto Adige trains that easily reach Fortezza, where it is possible to change trains in the direction of San Candido.
ACCOMMODATION IN DOBBIACO