Lake Braies and Its Crystal Clear Waters

Surrounded by a dreamy nature, Lake Braies is one of Dolomiti most favorite destinations, a place of rare beauty. Located in Val di Braies, next toVal Pusteria, it is about 1500 meters high, attracting many travelers for its intense, clear blue waters and its magnificent natural setting.

Lake Braies, Pragser Wildsee in German, is surrounded on three sides by the Dolomiti peaks, included Croda del Becco.
A real pearl of the Dolomiti, Lake Braies was formed after a landslide. This natural Alpine lake attires climbers, cyclists and hikers throughout the year. All come here to experience the fantastic view of the wonderful Dolomiti.
The banks of the Lake Braies provide extreme relax, and a breathtaking view. This mighty mountain view that includes Croda del Becco belongs to the group known as Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo. Croda del Becco, 2,810 meters high, in known in Ladin as Sas dla Porta and in German as Torberg.
According to a local story, Lake Braies was the gate to the subterranean Kingdom of the Fanes. Such legend is one of the most complex and intriguing stories of the entire Ladin tradition of the Dolomiti, comparable to the biggest European sagas like the Nibelung or Arthurian ones.
Lake Braies, at 1,500 meters, mesmerizes for both its beauties and its legends.
Lake Braies is part of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park. Its beauty is enhanced by its crystal clear waters with shades of emerald green.
Thanks to is fantastic position at the end of the Braies Valley, Lake Braies hypnotizes for its small church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, where the heirs of the Austro-Hungarian Empire came to pray shortly before the facts of Sarajevo. Lake Braies was also the set of the Italian fiction Un passo dal cielo, starring Terence Hill.
In such beautiful surrounds, touristscoming to the lake can stay in cozy hotels or in small apartments around the lake. A unique occasion to dip into nature and enjoy a wonderful holiday.
A wonderful natural scenario for your total relax.
Sunbathing, rowing, bathing in its waters or hang around the banks… whatever your favorite activity is, Lake Braies can make your dreams come true. A beautiful place where children can play any time of th year.
Sportsmen may enjoy many disciplines, like nordic walking and hiking. For those who dare, there are wonderful rock walls and, in winter,you could climb the frozen waterfall.