Afew days after we were back from England we started our journey towards Italy with the “Red Racer” of Lisas Mum. We stopped in Ulm and Innsbruck, but these are stories for another day. Today we want to tell you about the Pragser Wildsee in Südtirol. Martin has been there as a kid and really looked forward to see it again. 🙂
The Pragser Wildsee is located in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park and is a protected natural monument. It is situated at an altitude of 1500 m in the Pragser Dolomites, between Dobbiaco and Brunico. At the deepest point it is 36 metres deep, on average about 17 metres. It was formed by a mudslide and is therefore a natural reservoir. The mountain in the background is the Seekofel with 2810 m height. The lake impresses with an incredible number of shades of blue and green. The view is breathtaking in many places. At the edge the water is crystal clear, so that we could even see fish. The only “disadvantage” in spring is that the lake is not full yet, as there is still some meltwater missing from the mountains.
Hiking trail and gastronomy at Pragser Wildsee
There is a well-known hotel with a contemporary history archive, several restaurants and snack bars as well as a boat rental. You can walk around the lake, which takes about 2-2.5 hours depending on your speed. The distance is about 3.5 km long and you have to climb up and down about 120 meters. We were there on the 2nd of May and there was still a lot of snow. But there weren’t as many people on the road as it would have been in summer, and we still had fantastic weather. 🙂
One should in any case wear hiking boots, or at least sturdy shoes. In summer the snow may be gone, but the path is still slippery. We almost tripped and fell as few times, while wearing sneakers in may. 😀
In summer all hell breaks loose, so if you want a bit more peace and quiet, you should rather go in spring or autumn. That had another advantage: We didn’t have to pay anything for the parking lot, because the lower cash registers weren’t occupied. South Tyrol and the Dolomites with it’s many lakes are beautiful. We are going to tell you more about it. If you want to experience nature and nice, cordial people, then you should take a closer look at South Tyrol. 🙂
Finally, some pictures of the Pragser Wildsee.