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Pragser Wildsee

Pragser Wildsee

Mountain Biking Highlight

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Recommended by 212 out of 217 mountain bikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Fanes-Sennes-Prags - Parco Naturale Fanes-Sennes-Braies

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  • Martin Donat

    Lake Braies has a unique location in the middle of the Braies Dolomites and in the northern part of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park. The geological origin of the "Pearl of the Dolomite Lakes", as the emerald green lake is often called, is due to the creation of a dam through a mud flap.

    Lake Braies also plays a role in the world of legends, because it was said that you could reach the underground realm of the Fanes by boat. The gateway to the underworld was at the southern end of the lake, where the imposing Seekofel (2,810 m) dominates the lake. It is not for nothing that this summit of the Braies Dolomites, coveted by mountaineers, bears the name "Sass dla Porta", meaning Torberg. Lake Braies is also the starting point for numerous mountain tours in the area and the Dolomite high-altitude trail no. 1 starts here. From the surrounding mountains you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake.

    The only drawback: the lake is a very popular tourist destination. Visually beautiful, you won't find the tranquility of the mountains here.

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    • December 10, 2017

  • PeterStar

    The Lake Braies, also known as the "Pearl of the Dolomite Lake", is located in a unique location in the middle of the Braies Dolomites.
    The Pragsersee lies in the same named Pragser valley, which branches off between Welsberg and Niederdorf of the Pustertal. The geological origin of this mountain lake in the northern part of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park is due to the formation of a dam by a Murenabgang. The lake has become known in recent years by the Italian television series "Un passo dal cielo".
    The Pragser Wildsee is the starting point for numerous mountain tours in the area. The Dolomite Trail no. 1 also starts here. From the surrounding mountains you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake. If you want it more comfortable, the approximately 4 km long Seerunde along the shore is just the thing. And on a rowboat tour, you can let your mind wander, but only the bravest dare to jump into the real cool summer.

    Altitude: 1.469 m above sea level.
    Extension: 31 ha
    Depth: max. 36 m
    Category: Mountain lake

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Lena

    It is a wonderful lake. It is best to come very early in the morning, then it is not so crowded and you can enjoy the peace and quiet

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    • June 24, 2021

  • PeterStar

    The Lake Braies, also known as the "Pearl of the Dolomite Lake", is located in a unique location in the middle of the Braies Dolomites.
    The Pragsersee lies in the same named Pragser valley, which branches off between Welsberg and Niederdorf of the Pustertal. The geological origin of this mountain lake in the northern part of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park is due to the formation of a dam by a Murenabgang. The lake has become known in recent years by the Italian television series "Un passo dal cielo".
    The Pragser Wildsee is the starting point for numerous mountain tours in the area. The Dolomite Trail no. 1 also starts here. From the surrounding mountains you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake. If you want it more comfortable, the approximately 4 km long Seerunde along the shore is just the thing. And while on a rowboat tour, you can let your mind wander, but only the bravest dare to jump into the cool water during the summer.

    Altitude: 1.469 m above sea level.
    Extension: 31 ha
    Depth: max. 36 m
    Category: Mountain lake

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    • September 20, 2018

  • PeterStar

    Rent a boat and enjoy the tranquility of the Wildsee ... Unfortunately, that's not the case
    because the boathouse is often overcrowded ... everyone wants paddling.

    The Braies Lake (Italian Lago di Braies) is a mountain lake in the Braies Valley in the South Tyrolean municipality of Prague. It is located a few kilometers south of the Alta Pusteria between Brunico and Dobbiaco in the Braies Dolomites. It is part of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park and thus a protected natural monument.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • September 21, 2018

  • breddy

    One of the most beautiful lakes I know. An absolute must to visit the lake, take your time and do the bank hike around the lake. Simply worthwhile

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    • August 6, 2021

  • Berg_Pfoten

    So now we were at Lake Braies. He is dreamily beautiful, that cannot be denied. But tourists are "spit out" from coaches, who then pilgrim around the lake like the ants to treat themselves to a bratwurst. A shame, otherwise it would be a really nice place. We only lasted a few minutes and then escaped! The arrival by bike was not a visual highlight either, unfortunately you have to drive quite a bit on the access road.

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    • September 8, 2018

  • Christian PT

    Beautiful landscape ... unfortunately well visited;)

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    • September 16, 2017

  • Davide Crazzolara

    Arrived here it is necessary to invest a few minutes to contemplate this show!

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    • September 21, 2018

  • scaurum

    If you love mass tourism is right-hell!

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    • November 2, 2019

  • Emu 🚵‍♂️🧗‍♀️🧘‍♂️🏋️‍♂️(Das Original)

    The Pragser Wildsee is a mountain lake in the Braies Valley in the South Tyrolean municipality of Braies. It is located a few kilometers south of the Alta Pusteria valley between Bruneck and Toblach in the Braies Dolomites. It is part of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and is therefore a protected natural monument.
    The lake is hopelessly overcrowded during the holiday season. Either start in the morning around 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. The parking lot from which we started is free and easily accessible.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • 🅰️ndy

    Absolutely worth seeing lake, but incredibly overcrowded, best of all, you are there around 6 a.m., then you have the lake almost to yourself.

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    • July 6, 2021

  • Hanns

    Great tour for example from Dobbiaco via Niederdorf and from here on the field, forest and bike paths east of the road through the forest. MTB recommended. You can find details and further impressions in my blog reisesportundmehr.blog/2020/06/20/pragser-wildsee

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    • June 20, 2020

  • Christian Bieri

    Beautiful mountain lake, which is unfortunately visited too rarely 😎🤓 !!

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    • May 10, 2019

  • ps-lapierre

    🚫Attention: it is not allowed to cycle 🚵‍♀️ around the lake!!! It wouldn't be possible either because of the crowd: (

    • June 3, 2019

  • Dominik Lorenz

    Don't forget your beer, otherwise it will be expensive ...
    0.33 l cost an impressive 4 €

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Bernd von Wegen

    A nature experience if you are there at the right time. Otherwise very touristy.

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    • 4 days ago

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Location: Prags - Braies, South Tyrol, Italy

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