Lago di Braies

Tucked amidst the Dolomite peaks, Lago di Braies gleams like an emerald gem, embodying Alpine serenity. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Dolomites," this lake offers a dreamscape painted in nature's finest hues. Read more

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Lago di Braies is more than just a picturesque lake; it's a realm where nature's artistry transcends imagination. Located in the Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol, this glacial lake enchants visitors with its pristine turquoise waters, which mirror the surrounding forest-clad peaks. Historically, it has been a silent observer to numerous legends, including tales of a submerged city and the gateway to the underworld located in its depths. More recently, the lake's cinematic beauty has been showcased in the famous Italian TV series "Un passo dal cielo," further enhancing its allure. Whether you wish to row a wooden boat across its reflective surface, hike around its periphery, or simply bask in its tranquil beauty, Lago di Braies promises a slice of Alpine paradise.
Lago di Braies is a canvas where nature has splashed its most vivid colors. It's a place that, once visited, imprints on one's soul, making it an indelible memory of Italy's unparalleled natural beauty.

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Most popular routes to Lago di Braies

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What to do in Lago di Braies

Boat House on Lago di Braies

A charming wooden structure where visitors can rent rowboats to drift on the lake, taking in mesmerizing panoramas.

Circular Trail around the Lake

A leisurely hike offering unparalleled views of the lake, forest, and surrounding Dolomite peaks.

Chapel "Lago di Braies"

A quaint chapel on the lake's edge, evoking a sense of serenity and contemplation.

Hotel Pragser Wildsee

Located close to the lake, this historic hotel has been offering refuge to travelers since the early 1900s.

Cappella "Lago di Braies Vecchia"

Another serene chapel near the lake, nestled amidst the forest, providing a peaceful place for reflection.

Gateway to Dolomites

Lago di Braies serves as a starting point for many trekking routes, including the renowned Alta Via No. 1.


A traditional alpine hut nearby, perfect for savoring local South Tyrolean delicacies amidst nature.

Croda del Becco (Seekofel)

A prominent peak towering over the lake, offering adventurous hikes and breathtaking views from the summit.

Pragser Tal (Val di Braies)

The valley encompassing the lake, adorned with dense forests, Alpine meadows, and crisscrossed with numerous hiking trails.

Naturpark Fanes-Sennes-Prags

A vast nature park enveloping the lake and much of the surrounding area, offering diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna.

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In and around Lago di Braies

Lake Braies (0.08 km)

A mesmerizing spectacle of nature's grandeur. Often dubbed "The Pearl of the Dolomites," this alpine lake shimmers with emerald and turquoise hues, offering visitors a surreal escape amidst its scenic backdrop.

SoraFurcia (7.93 km)

Bruneck (15.34 km)

Bruneck, or Brunico, the cultural heart of Italy's Puster Valley, offers a storybook alpine setting where medieval history meets the splendor of the Dolomites.

Cortina D' Ampezzo (18.23 km)

Cortina D'Ampezzo, known as the "Beautiful Lady of the Mountains", is a charming mountain town and world-famous ski resort in the heart of the Dolomites in northern Italy.

Bressanone (32.59 km)

Nestled in the heart of South Tyrol, Bressanone (also known as Brixen) is a harmonious blend of Italian charm and Austrian heritage.

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