The mountain where wishes come true
The Kronplatz mountain is at the northern edge of the Dolomites and is popular both in winter and in summer. In the summer it’s the perfect place for families, culture lovers and fans of the great outdoors. With plenty of trails and hiking paths, your active holiday will become a real adventure. If culture and indulgence are more your thing, the museums at Kronplatz summit and in the valley, as well as the local restaurants, have plenty to offer.
Hikes with a view over the Kronplatz
Hikers will feel right at home taking in the panoramic view from this famous mountain. The views of the surrounding Alpine peaks and the Dolomites are truly breathtaking. The mountain is flat, meaning families with children – even those in prams – can easily get everywhere they need to. Why not picnic on one of the picturesque mountain meadows? You can get up the mountains using the lifts from Bruneck, Percha, Olang, and Furkelpass: an easy route to the summits, making it easy to bring your prams and picnic baskets with you. Sporty visitors can set off on one of the many hiking trails from the Kronplatz peak.
Paradise for mountain bikers
There are sixteen routes for mountain bikers to enjoy in the Kronplatz Bike Park. If you’re hooked on adrenaline, look no further!
If you don’t feel confident on a bike (yet), you can book a session with a qualified freeride guide. Bikes and protective gear can be hired from any number of businesses in the area.
You can get to the summit using one of the gondola lifts from the stations in Reischach, Percha, Olang, at the Furkelpass, and in St. Vigil in Enneberg. Two trails can’t be reached by lift.
Kronplatz cultural highlights
Stunning architecture at 2,275 metres: the Messner Mountain Museum Corones tells the story of traditional mountaineering. The museum, opened in 2015, was designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid. Reinhold Messner, mountaineering legend, sets out the history of Alpine climbing in the museum. There’s a second museum on the summit of Kronplatz too, the Lumen Museum. The history of mountain photography and art by mountain photographers from across the globe are displayed here over an exhibition spanning four floors.
For little explorers
Kronplatz has lots of activities for families and children all summer long. Fun and adventures guaranteed! Old and young alike can look forward to new experiences here. In summer 2021 the plateau opened a new attraction, the Little Kronplatz adventure park. Visitors of all ages can learn how ski resorts work. The Kronplatz treasure hunt is the perfect way to explore the myths and legends of the Dolomites and find hidden treasures. The 40-metre-long wooden “pinball” board is also a blast! Let a ball go at the top and watch it overcome the obstacle course as it makes its way down the mountain.
The Skyscraper: not for the fainthearted!
The swing at the peak of the Kronplatz is at an altitude of 2,275 metres. If you love a thrill, don’t miss it! A winch hoists you fifteen metres into the air before you release it and – whoosh!
- Cost: €15
- From age 8, no height requirements.
- No reservation needed