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Dobbiaco: photo description (Dobbiaco)

Dobbiaco, known for its wonderful views of the Three peaks of Lavaredo", is a small town in the province of Bolzano in the popular ski resort of Alta Pusteria. It is often called the "Gateway to the Dolomites". The city is situated at an altitude of 1256 meters above sea level at the entrance to the Val di San Silvestro and the Val di Landro, on the border of the national Park Dolomiti di Sesto and Fanes-Senes-Brice." It has a population of approximately 3,200 people.

In the iron age the territory of modern Dobbiaco was inhabited by Illyrian tribes, and then they were replaced by the Celts, and about a 15-year BC all these lands were colonized by the Romans. The Romans paved near Strada d Alemannia - the road to the Germans, which was a strategically important transport artery, connecting the Peninsula to Northern Europe. The first mention of Dobbiaco refers to the 827-year - back then he was known as Duplaga, and later this name was modified in the German and Hollows Toblach.

Today Dobbiaco is known as part of the popular ski resort of Alta Pusteria. First and foremost, tourists are attracted by beautiful natural landscapes, the panorama of the Dolomites and the snow-covered slopes for skiing. From natural attractions it is also worth mentioning the picturesque lake Dobbiaco and Landro.

Lovers of history will enjoy visiting the ancient castle of Gerstenberg located in the heart of the city. It was a lonely watchtower, which the Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg in the 16th century gave the brothers Christoph and Kaspar Herbster. In subsequent centuries the castle was rebuilt several times and expanded, and today it is an imposing military structure with tall walls with loopholes. Also noteworthy Roter Turm - the Red Tower built in the 15th century for defensive purposes, the City Hall of the 16th century, the churches of Santa Maria and San Silvestro and the ancient Church of San Nicola, Manadeva and San Giovanni Battista - an outstanding example of Baroque architecture.