Lake 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.

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

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
The walk around the lake is probably also on the programme.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.

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Boat Rent

All information about opening hours and prices can be found on the homepage: