Lago di Dobbiaco, Lago di Landro and Dobbiaco Water treasures

Dobbiaco: Attractions and Culture

Dobbiaco benefits from much precious water.

Lago di Dobbiaco
Lake Lago di Dobbiaco is situated at 1259 m in the Val di Landro which links Dobbiaco with Cortina. It is located in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. The lake with its varied lakeside vegetation is the ideal resting and breeding place for many kinds of water birds, including those which breed in South Tyrol only rarely and infrequently. During the bird migration periods in the spring and the autumn several rare migratory birds can be spotted here.
Lake Dobbiaco is a safe and relatively undisturbed habitat and one of the few remaining wetlands in South Tyrol.

A nature discovery trail with 11 stations around the lake provides important informations on the vegetation, wildlife and geomorphology of the area. The viewing platform on the western shore offers a place to rest and views of the lake’s plants and wildlife and of the silted areas. Walking time approx. 2 hours from Dobbiaco.

In the summer the lake is refreshingly cool for tired feet. Boat trips (contact boat hire: +39 0474 973 267) and fishing are also recommended: fishing licenses for foreigners can be obtained from the Tourism Association Dobbiaco, day tickets in the restaurant by the lake.

In winter you can enjoy ice stick shooting, curling and ice skating.

Lago di Landro
Lago di Landro is an idyllic lake in the Val di Landro valley at an altitude of 1406 m. It is located in the Three Peaks Nature Park and offers stunning views of the Cristallo group to the South. Anglers can obtain fishing licenses for foreigners from the Tourism Association Dobbiaco or day tickets directly from the restaurant by the lake.

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Experience also the other Water treasures of Dobbiaco, such as the Two Waters well the source of the river Drava.  

Two Waters well
Dobbiaco receives its drinking water from two different high quality sources: from the Dolomite limestones and the ferrous primary rocks from the Central Alps.
A drinking water well with an idyllic viewpoint at the edge of the town invites you to taste the two waters of Dobbiaco.

Water installation
Water as a metaphor for music: An installation by artist Ulrich Egger outside the Gustav Mahler music hall in the Grand Hotel Dobbiaco Cultural Centre.

Stations of the Drava
From its source in Dobbiaco to the point where it joins the river Danube, the river Drava is 750 km long. There is a miniature replica of its dimensions on the way from the cycle path to the source of the Drava. Every 1 meter of path corresponds to 1.4 km of river. After 15 minutes walkers arrive at the source of the Drava.

Source of the river Drava
During its 750 km long journey to the Danube the Drava flows through 5 European countries. It has its beginning in Dobbiaco.

Using hydro power
Centuries ago Dobbiaco’s waters were used by craftsmen and in mills. The historic melting furnace at the Klauskofel in the Val di Landro shows how people in those days used the power of the water to melt ores.
Modern usage of hydro power is demonstrated using the example of a power station.

EnergySource Labyrinth
In the woods near the Ristorante Genziana restaurant you find a labyrinth of river stones with a drinking water well as a source of energy in its centre.

Natural Park Three Peaks
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