150 years of alpinism in the Sesto Dolomites
Sesto the village of the Three Peaks invited on an exciting journey through its alpine history in 2019. Everywhere in the village there was and is still something exciting to discover: testimonies of great conquests, mountaineers’ stories, routes you can touch, and much more.
The makers of the Sesto Berg Film Festival presented real blockbusters, but also true classics, authentic short films and exciting documentaries all year round!
JUNE & JULY 2019
The unique Sesto Mountain Sundial is probably one of the most striking skylines created by nature. The peaks – Nove (9), Dieci (10), Undici (11), Dodici (12) and Una (1) tower high above Sesto and together comprise the imposing craggy timepiece. You can tell the time from the location of the sun over the respective summits. In June and July 2019 this phenomenon was especially clear to see due to a unique staging.
JUNE to OCTOBER 2019
The Accessible Summit Book
The summit book is written proof of heroic deeds in the mountains. Each spectacular first climb told of courage, great ambition, mental strength and technical ability – not to mention a certain measure of madness. It is these very conquests that have been documented in the books high up in the mountains since the late 19th century. Now Sesto has brought the summit books down into the valley, exhibiting them as an accessible art installation and enabling visitors to experience them in authentic fashion.
Photo Exhibition in the Claus Gatterer Library
The photo exhibition displayed 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 were written by pupils from San Candido Business College.
Shop goes Art
In summer 2019 eight shops in Sesto and Moso made room in their display windows for contemporary art! Eight artists from the alpine region, including painters, sculptors and wood carvers were exhibiting their works about the mountains, adventure and the pioneer spirit there.
Bergsteigermusik, consisting of four musicians from Sesto’s band and a quartet of singers, has come up with an extra special idea for the jubilee year: the group was touring the inns and restaurants of Sesto delighting the public with its performances of almost forgotten mountaineering songs.
Picture Exhibition in the old Primary School in Sesto
The picture and pottery exhibition by the primary school and kindergarten children of Sesto showed the magnificent mountains of the Dolomites as our youngest residents see them. Entitled “Dolomites – mountains through the eyes of the children” the special works of art were part of the “Retracing History” exhibition in the centre of Sesto.
Time and again, anyone walking through Sesto will discover discrete traces of days gone by and things left behind and forgotten by climbers on their way to or back from the mountains. They tell of the exciting journey of the mountaineers and the stories of their experiences in the Sesto Dolomites.
21 AUGUST 2019
The Cima Grande
On 21.08.1869 the same rope team that overcame the Punta dei Tre Scarperi also conquered the Cima Grande, whereupon the climbers Grohmann, Innerkofler and Salcher became the very first to achieve this feat. In their honour, a large mountain festival took place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the surrounding valleys. Special highlights included the time capsule installation at the A. Locatelli Hut and historic experiences in Val Fiscalina.
29 SEPTEMBER 2019
Sextner Kamingespräche (Fireside Chats)
Every year 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 hold this conference.
30 DECEMBER 2019
Silent fireworks and the conclusion of the anniversary year
An extraordinary New Year’s Eve at Sesto. Also in 2019 Sesto has 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 were brought forward. In addition to the traditional torchlight descent by the ski school Dolomites of Sesto, guests were surprise with spectacular show effects and an incomparable high light: big but silent fireworks.