Is it already Lago di Instagram or Lago di Braies? We don’t know. But not a lot of things can compare to gazing over the glossy, reflective surface of a quiet, peaceful lake in a mountain-occupied area, even if it’s just for a few moments. Lago di Braies (Pragser Wildsee), a beautiful 1500m-high mountain lake in Italy, will make you forget about the act of blinking. Check out the map of this easy 6-kilometer route, find out where you can take the most beautiful pictures, and join us on this hiking journey.
Probably more well-known to photographers, Lake Braies Lake (Italian: Lago di Braies) has been a popular excursion spot in the Alps for young and old for more than a century. Here a quiet mountain lake helps tourist development.
The impressive crowning glory of the panorama, however, is the incredibly powerful north face of the Seekofel mountain, which restricts the view. This gently sloping hike leads around the romantic lake through the picturesque Grünwald valley and allows even alpine beginners to hike the wonders of the Dolomites.
Directions! This is how your Lago di Braies hike looks like on a map
Starting point is the parking lot/stop at the Braies Lake (1496m). Pass the boat rental on the left and walk around the lake to the east/left. At the end of the lake, take the second turning and follow the signs to Grünwaldalm/Hochalm hut/Kreuzjoch (trail no. 19).
Follow the valley to the Grünwaldalm (1590m). Return to the lake and here keep left and walk around the lake to the starting point.
Photo tips that will make your Instagram pop – Braies Lake, Grünwaldalm and Seekofel
The most popular photo spot is located directly on the lake shore around the boat rental. However, other beautiful motifs soon appear along the path around the lake. The Grünwaldalm is also worth a snapshot and invites you to linger.
The Grünwaldalm is harmoniously situated in an alpine valley like in a picture book, with gentle pasture mats and framed by the steep rock faces. The view of the Seekofel north face is particularly impressive.
Mountain Moments Photo Workshops provide Photo Tours for everybody, Alpine Experience for beginners and intermediate-level photographers with 3 to 6-hour routes, as well as Summit Experience for more advanced photographers and hikers. We have private workshops and group classes.
Information about your next hiking adventure
How to get there by public transport: take a train via Bruneck or Lienz to Villabassa. Continue to Lake Braies (Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee) by public bus.
How to get there by car: Brennero freeway A22 exit Bressanone. Follow the Pustertaler state road and turn into the Pragser Tal valley in the direction of Pragser Wildsee/Lago di Braies. At the end of the valley there is a large parking lot directly at the lake. Access to the valley may be limited.
Start/finish: Braies Lake 46.699671,12.085283
Highest point/lowest point: 1590m/1490m
Hike difficulty level: easy
Special features: Family-friendly hike, tour can be additionally extended via Altkaser hut (not managed) to the alpine situated Hochalm Huts (Ütja Fjodora). Descent as ascent.
Meals: Grünwaldalm (Malga Foresta), Hotel Braies Lake.
Further tips: Alternative hike in the Altpragser valley at the Plätzwiese.the line breaks got lost while sending it to you, so please use this code from now on. (i think it was a conversion problem using word/editor.
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Hi, i am Marius, i love exploring the mountains and nature. Friends say, i know the mountains better than most locals, but actually i get lost all the time while photographing ;). Read more about the Mountain Moments Team.