Pragser Wildsee

Pragser Wildsee

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Recommended by 441 out of 460 hikers


  • Xray2307

    The Pragser Wildsee lake has a unique location in the middle of the Pragser Dolomites and in the northern part of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park. The geological origin of the "pearl of the Dolomite lakes", as it is often called, is due to the formation of a dam by a Murenabgang.
    In the sagas he plays a role insofar as one could allegedly reach the underground realm of the Fanes with a boat. At the southern end of the lake, the Seekofel towers over the Pragser Wildsee. The summit can be reached in about 4 hours in a beautiful tour. Link of our tour:

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    • February 21, 2017

  • Sabine Velo

    Peace and quiet when the day trippers are withdrawn. The only hotel on the lake contains a lot of history and exudes the charm of the 20s, since almost original from this time preserved - a time travel!

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    • June 25, 2016

  • Stephanie

    When the mighty mountains are reflected in the emerald green lake in the morning, it is worth stopping for a moment and becoming aware of the magic of this place. While it continues, around the lake (1 to 1.5 hours) or high up to the Seekofel (2,810 m), nature awakens slowly. On the return, the lake seems transformed - or was it the mountains that changed us?

    The three parking lots at the lake are chargeable, campers can stay overnight free of charge (as of 2015).

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    • April 19, 2016

  • Marco

    At the lake there is a boat rental. In the summer months, the trail is very crowded.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Tina Sierpinski

    Great sight! Beautiful lake in the middle of a mountain panorama, that you think you are in the movie! Unfortunately very crowded and in September 2017 blocked passports to Weisslahnsattel. Still an absolute must!

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    • September 20, 2017

  • Christian

    Beautifully situated lake surrounded by mountains you can circle around Good. In my time, however, the access road was always blocked between 10: 00h -15: 00h for tourists. Therefore, an early arrival offers to get hold of a parking space.

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    • July 31, 2019

  • Christian

    400 m on the left, 400m on the right, in the tourist season honestly not endure because extremely overcrowded.

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    • September 4, 2017

  • Christian Steinmair

    Beautiful panorama.
    In the summer but totally overcrowded!
    Parking fees horrendous!

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    • October 28, 2017

  • Daniel H.

    The series "Un passo dal cielo" is shot here
    The Pragser Valley is the film set for the series "Un passo dal cielo" (Only a step to heaven) with Terence Hill, who represents the forester Pietro.

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    • September 10, 2017

  • buskultur

    Impressive beautiful lake you should have seen.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Christian

    A beautiful lake surrounded by mountains in a beautiful landscape that can be well-hiked. 😀

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    • July 31, 2019

  • strato

    One could never wish for a better place to start a multiday hiking route than the amazing turquoise Lago di Braies. If you arrive in time you can even rent a rowing boat and spend an hour on the lake.
    The first stage of the popular 150 km long Alta Via 1 takes us from the southern shore to Rifugio Biella and is quite steep with its 850 m ascent and 6 km length. But whenever your legs get tired just turn around and enjoy the magnificent view from above.

    • March 6, 2019

  • 〽️Markus

    The Pragser Wildsee is located at 1494 m altitude and has a water surface of 31 hectares. It is 17 meters deep on average and has a maximum depth of 36 meters. The geological origin of the lake is due to the formation of a natural dam due to a mudflow. The lake is dominated by the impressive massif of the Seekofel (2810 m). The lake is the starting point of the Dolomite Trail no. 1. The magical attraction of the emerald green water is indescribable.

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    • May 21, 2019

  • strato

    A marvelous emerald gem surrounded by the mighty Dolomites. Unfortunately not so hidden anymore, always very overcrowded during the day in high season.

    • July 9, 2019

  • H-D

    Yo, it's nice. But even in times of Corona (beginning of September 2020) overcrowded to such an extent that the parking spaces are already overcrowded in the late morning (alternatively, take the bus from Pustertal) and you can hardly get past people in narrow places (hence the mask requirement). The highlight were the cows that drink from the lake on the south side. Families in particular can have a picnic there.

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    • September 7, 2020

  • jjc

    The best way to get there is by the shuttle bus - down the street parking is not that expensive and there is more parking.

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    • May 5, 2019

  • Florian & Katrin

    Nice lake, unfortunately a bit crowded

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Florian & Katrin

    Location of the popular series with Terence Hill, very nice scenery

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Christian

    Beautiful lake surrounded by numerous mountains that can be very nicely circumnavigated. 😊

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    • September 8, 2019

  • Karl-Heinz

    Well worth it, but early in the morning or late in the evening, otherwise hell is going on

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    • July 11, 2018

  • timob81

    Beautiful Wildsee, but unfortunately very touristy is overcrowded. As soon as one explores the trails a bit off the beaten track, one is pretty much alone and can enjoy great tours.

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Ospin

    There are really other lakes worth visiting around the dolomites aside from this. But if you have to go, you really have to be there really early, like before-sunrise early, because swarms of tourists cannibalise on the scenery, as it is too accessible and there is a hotel next to it, making it an utter hell hole during the day.

    • July 12, 2019

  • Markus

    It is considered the pearl of the Dolomites. In the sun the mountain lake shimmers blue to emerald green, in winter it often glitters because of its frozen upper layer of water. Bathing here is not for frostbite, because the water does not get too warm even in summer. It is always enough for the feet.

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    • April 15, 2020

  • Luki&Elli

    The tour is amazing. Nature begins just a few meters after Lake Braies. You don't even know where to look first.

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    • September 14, 2020

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