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For the mountain range, see Dolomites.
Dolomiten front.jpg
Front page, 6 December 2013
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Athesia
Founded 1882
Language German
Headquarters Bolzano
Circulation 49,909
Official website

Dolomiten is an Italian local daily newspaper, based in Bozen/Bolzano. It is the oldest and most important German-language newspaper published in South Tyrol. The title takes the German name of the local mountain range, the Dolomites.


Founded in 1882 as the Der Tiroler, was renamed Der Landsmann in 1923, after the ban of use the "Tirolo" name in all its forms by the fascist government. In 1925 the newspaper was forced to close and reopened two years after, only under heavy and restrictive terms, as the media outlet of the catholic association Azione Cattolica, through the branch at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trento and in 1926 is renamed with the actual name Dolomiten. In 1943 the newspaper was closed again, by the German-Nazi administration in Italy, and a number of journalists were deported to the Dachau concentration camp. The publication was reopened only in 1945, after obtaining the permission by the Allied military government. Today the newspaper publishes also a number of weekly and monthly inserts, focused on entertainment and financial issues.

German-language Media in Italy[edit]

Dolomiten is one of two daily German-language newspapers in South Tyrol.

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