A tower full of mountain experience
From the history of alpinism to interactive experiences
The HAUS DER BERGE or ‚mountain house‘ lives up to its name.
Not only does everything revolve thematically around the Sexten Dolomites – the pale giants can also be experienced, explored and marvelled at up close here. Without hiking boots and cramping calves. Of course, first and foremost, it is about providing information, but for all those who are afflicted by a longing for the mountains but cannot or do not wish to scale the airy heights themselves, the new visitor centre offers an attractive alternative. They can find every aspect of the mountain experience here. From the history of alpinism in Sexten and humorous mountain-climbers’ stories and tales through to interactive experiences, mountain euphoria included!
Fancy a guided tour of the tower? Then there’s no time like the present!
Level 1 – TOURIST INFO
The new home of the Sexten Tourist Information Association. Alongside a friendly word, there is plenty of information about holidaying in Sexten and the different ways to get active during your leisure time. A large digital wall allows visitors to interactively discover the village and its inhabitants, the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage and the Three Peaks Nature Park in both summer and winter.
Level 2 – TERRA SEXTEN
Without question the heart of the mountain skills centre. This is a full-room floor picture depicting the entire mountain region around Sexten. Visitors can have fun discovering the area by displaying the hiking trail network, long distance hiking trails, climbing walls and via ferrata, open ski slopes and mountain railways and much more.
Level 3 – GALLERY
This level is dedicated to a profound mountain friendship and is currently still under development. Sexten and the Swiss mountaineering village of Zermatt have been twinned since 2002. Both places have been shaped by life in and with the mountains, and both can look back on a 150-year history of alpinism. The highlight is the chance for visitors to experience the ascent of the Matterhorn and a free solo climb of the Cima Piccola di Lavaredo via a VR documentary.
Level 4 – MERIDIANA
Summit experience with premium view. The climb up to the topmost floor of the HAUS DER BERGE is rewarded with the best view of the Sexten Sundial. The large terrace and a room with panoramic windows and a reading corner invite visitors to linger for a while and marvel at the mountains. The Sexten Sundial is explained through the installation “Gugga” conceived by Arno Dejaco and made by the young Sexten wood-carver, Florian Tschurtschenthaler (Kramerhof). In the longer term, temporary exhibitions relating to the mountains are also planned.
As a centre for mountain skills, the HAUS DER BERGE is complemented by the group of service providers right next door. Visitors and mountain enthusiasts can find everything here that they need for their next outdoor adventure, including mountain guides, bike academy, tandemfly, ski school, ski hire and, of course, the Helmjet valley station.