Watch history come alive at over 2,700 metres above sea level, on the summit of Mount Lagazuoi.
From 8th July to 10th September, the WW1 Lagazuoi Open-air Museum offers special guided tours. Historical re-enactors bring Austrian Kaiserjäger to life wearing accurate reproductions of the original antique uniforms and introducing visitors to the background of the dramatic events of the past.
During World War 1, the UNESCO Dolomites around Cortina d'Ampezzo were the theatre of fierce battles fought at high altitudes between Italian soldiers, the Austrian Kaiserjäger and the German Alpine troops. After a great restoration of the remnants of trenches, emplacements, machine gun posts and tunnels, you can now visit the WW1 Open Air Museums with numerous routes taking you on a behind-the-scene tour of a dramatic war fought at a high altitude. The museum area extends over a radius of five kilometres and consists of the Lagazuoi, 5 Torri and Sasso di Stria open-air museums and the museum at the Tre Sassi Fort at the Valparola Pass.
Want to experience history hands-on?
You can take part in a guided visit of the WW1 Open Air Museum
to the summit of Mount Lagazuoi
A re-enactor wearing the uniform of the 3rd Regiment of the Tiroler Kaiserjäger, in full kit, recreates the environment and the atmosphere associated with that particular historical period. He makes the museum visitors aware of all aspects of military and civil life at the time and commemorates all those who made a lasting contribution to peace. The guided visits with a re-enactor are free of charge, but donations are welcome.