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"For 5 hours the biggest sundial allover!"
Looking from our hotel in the charming village of Moos / Moso upon the mountains of the sundial of Sesto, at 9:00 am the sun is above the Mount Nine, at 10.00 am above the Mount Ten (or Croda Rossa), and so on and at 1.00 pm above the Mount One.
For 5 hours, it’s the biggest sundial of the entire world. Only the introduction of the summertime is wrecking the party during a little bit, but only a little bit!
You will enjoy to explore the sundial of Sexten with the beautiful landscape around!
Start your tour with a double klick on the picture or zoom on the left side of the picture. Change the directions with a klick on the 4 arrows above the zoom holding pressed the mouse and moving left, right, up and down.
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The sundial of Sexten/Sesto is located in the Natural Park Drei Zinnen/Tre Cime. But you can read the time only staying in the Sexten Valley in the little villages of Sexten and Moos. It is one of the highlights of our valley.
If you want to hike the region so the best starting point is the Fischleinvalley. This beautiful valley you reach with public transport or by car turning right 200 m after the church of Moos/Moso. Parking you will find at the funicular Croda Rossa or further on at the Fischleinboden hut/Dolomitenhof.
From the end of the Fischleinvalley are starting beautiful hikes through the Natural Park and the peaks of the mountains of the sun dial.
The best place to observe or see the mountains of the natural sundial is between Sesto e Moso next to a little wood house. Here around the 21st december the position of the sun is exactly above the relative peak.
That means that at 9:00 am the sun is above the Mount 9, at 10:00 am o’clock in the morning the sun is above the Mount 10 or Croda Rossa, at 11:00 am above the Mount 11, at midday above the Mount 12 and at 1:00 pm above the Mount 1.
Who has discovered that on these mountains in the Dolomites you can read the time? The story of the sundial of Sexten goes back at the times oft the romans who lived here already more than 2.000 years ago. They counted the hours of the day starting from the sunrise. Ad midday at 12 o’clock the sun is at the hightest point just above the Mount 12, for the romans instead it signed the „sixed hour“ – the „sexta hora“.
This could also be an explanation of the origins of the name of Sexten, because only from Sexten you can see the entire sundial. Sexten the place where the sixed hour is counted.
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