The Braies Lake, also called the "Pearl of the Dolomite Lakes", is located in the Braies Valley of the same name, which branches off from the Puster Valley between Welsberg and Villabassa. The Braies Lake 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, can be traced back to the formation of a dam by a mudslide.
Lake Braies also plays a role in the world of legends, because it is said that you could reach the subterranean realm of Fanes by boat. The gate to the underworld was located at the southern end of the lake, where the imposing Seekofel (2,810 m) towers over the lake. It is not for nothing that this peak of the Braies Dolomites, coveted by mountaineers, bears the name "Sass dla Porta", i.e. Torberg. The Braies Lake is also the starting point for numerous mountain and hiking tours in the surrounding area and the Dolomites High Trail No. 1 also starts here. From the surrounding mountains you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake.
The Braies Valley is closed from 09:30 to 16:00 to private traffic the high season in summer and can only be reached by reservation (of shuttle bus, car park or restaurant), on foot or by bicycle.
Braies - 27 km from the hotel