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.

Key data:
  • Pragser WildseeLocation 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

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
In the summer 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. 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.

  • Pragser Wildsee in Südtirol
  • Pragser Tal
  • Terence Hill - Lago di San Candido

Backdrop for the Italian television series “Un passo dal cielo”
Lake Lago di Braies is also the backdrop for the Italian television series “Un passo dal cielo” with Terence Hill. Between 2010 and 2014 three series with some 40 episodes were filmed. In the programme, however, the lake is called “Lago di San Candido”.

Children’s paradise Lago di Braies
Mother nature is the best playground for our little ones and lake Lago di Braies offers a very special journey of discovery: Splashing through the water and experiencing how rocks, wood, roots, meadows and sand feel on the bare soles of the feet. From the beginning of June to the beginning of October every Friday from 10:00 a.m. children enjoy a day of adventure at lake Lago di Braies!

Boat hire
Mid June to end September: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Prices: 1/2 hour €12.00 - 1 hour €18.00

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