Lake Lago di Braies

The largest natural lake in the Dolomites

In summer, lake Lago di Braies in South Tyrol reflects colours in all shades from green to blue, in winter Lago di Braies is covered with ice and snow. In winter and summer this jewel is the starting point for hikes, ski tours, snowshoe hikes and walks. Nordic Walkers are also very well catered for.

Pragser Wildsee lake: directions

NEW: access restricted – bookings required for the shuttle service

 

From 10/07/2020 to 10/09/2020 the road towards the Pragser Tal valley is only open to cars while there is space left in the valley car parks. There are no restrictions to visiting the Pragser Wildsee lake on foot or by bicycle. This year, the shuttle service to the Pragser Wildsee lake (routes 439 and 442) requires advance booking and prepayment. Once the shuttle is fully booked, you can no longer access the lake by bus.

Further information: www.braies.bz




Key data:
  •  Location above sea level: 1,496 m
  • Size: Approx. 31 hectare
    (one of the largest and deepest of the natural lakes in the Dolomites)
    Length: 1.2 km
  • Width: 300 - 400 m
  • Shoreline: 3.5 km
  • Maximum depth: 36 m
  • Median depth: 17 m
  • Hygiene: good
  • Maximum surface water temperature: 14°C
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Origins
According to legend, once upon a time savages dug in the mountains for gold and precious stones. The local herdsmen were jealous and tried to steal the treasures collected by the savages. They were unsuccessful because the savages opened up an underground spring and sunk their treasures in the lake this spring created.

It’s all about nature
 Very brave souls dive into the ice cold crystal clear water of Lago di Braies and, a few strokes later, let the sun warm them up again. Those who prefer a more relaxed life can chill out with a spot of fishing.
From June to end October you can hire nostalgic rowing boats that up to 100 years ago had been the only way of reaching the Southern shores of the lake.
Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Prices: 1/2 hour €18.00 - 1 hour € 28.00
More information: www.la-palafitta.com

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