The 2,839-meter-high Dürrenstein rises near Dobbiaco, one of the mountain resorts in the Dolomites. It is known as a relatively easy-to-climb mountain among the steep, rocky peaks of the Dolomites, and is popular with hikers in summer and skiers in winter, and with people all year round. The route offers a variety of landscapes, from beautiful meadows to rocky terrain beyond the forest line to the many peaks of the Dolomites.
The Dolomites, a mountainous region in northeastern Italy, is known for its numerous mountain massifs that contain a unique ore called dolomite. The mountains that rise like spires toward the sky are a unique and spectacular natural formation, and their impressive scenery, together with the forests and villages that cover their foothills, is a highlight of the region. It is a major resort area that attracts people all year round, with mountain climbing and hiking in the summer and a skiing mecca in the winter.