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Toblach – picture postcard beauty in the Dolomites

Park Hotel Bellevue is situated in picturesque Toblach (at 1,256 m altitude), for its stunning view of the Three Peaks referred to as the Gateway to the Dolomites. 

Toblach is a popular Dolomite holiday destination, in summer especially among hikers, climbers and mountain-bikers. Many guests from the cities and southern regions as well are attracted by the clear mountain air and the refreshing summer climate surrounding this picture postcard town. Families are especially attracted by the Drau River cycle path, which starts directly beside Park Hotel Bellevue and finishes after an easy 42 kilometres in the Austrian town of Lienz. 

Toblach has also achieved cultural fame. Renowned composer Gustav Mahler used his numerous summer stays here to compose works such as his Ninth Symphony, his unfinished Tenth Symphony and the Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth). Still today, in the Gustav Mahler Häuschen you can admire items dating back to his days as a composer. Each year the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks are held in his honour, attracting music enthusiasts to spend holidays in Toblach in mid-July. 

While not a seaside town, Toblach is famous for an abundance of water resources. One of the possibilities is to visit the source of the Drau River, just a light 15-minute stroll starting immediately from the hotel. Toblacher See and Dürrensee, two natural lakes, along with eight water treasure sites attest to the ‘source of life’ in abundance. 

The historic town centre, featuring the stately Baroque parish church, Herbstenburg castle, the Red Tower and the Englös House, is worth taking a leisurely stroll to visit. 

With 120 km of impeccably groomed tracks, Toblach is Italy’s first choice for cross country skiing in winter. Offering a tremendous variety that pleases both experts and beginners, the network of FIS-homologated cross country trails leads skiers on a voyage of discovery, around the picturesquely situated Toblacher See lake, through the breathtaking Höhlensteintal valley with a direct view of the famous Three Peaks, or along the Sonnenloipe track, which follows the foot of the Nordberg range. Professional cross country skiers as well as enthusiasts meet here annually for national and international racing events to compete amidst the snow-covered majesty of the Dolomite peaks. 

If you wish to get in even closer to the mountains on your skiing or snowboarding holiday, here in Toblach you will find the ideal base to head out from for skiing fun and variety. Here at the heart of three major ski resorts – Sextner Dolomites, Cortina and Kronplatz – every day of your stay offers new and exciting skiing pleasures. The new SKI PUSTERTAL EXPRESS, which starts right near the hotel, takes you directly to the Kronplatz and Sextner Dolomites slopes – without stress or driving worries. 

But Toblach has also found fans among those enthusiastic about winter hiking, snowshoe trekking and alpine touring. The white peaks of Golfen, Hochhorn or Pfannhorn or the route around the Three Peaks are all worthwhile destinations to put on your holiday schedule.

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