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: komoot.de/tour/8637873
February 21, 2017
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).
April 19, 2016
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
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.
May 21, 2019
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.
September 7, 2020
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
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.
April 15, 2020
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