Lakes in Puster Valley
Anyone who has ever spent his well-deserved summer holiday in the “green” Puster Valley knows, that just to see the “Pearl of the Dolomite Lakes,”, as the breath-takingly beautiful Lake Braies is called, is worth the journey. But, this is not all. With Lake Dobbiaco and the Lago di Landro both only a stone’s throw from Vitalhof Pension Hirben*** in Villabassa, the Alta Pusteria holiday region can call two further lakes its own, which attract sun-worshippers and water-babies alike.
A selection of lakes in close proximity to our guesthouse:
With a surface area of 31 ha and a maximum depth of as much as 36 m, Lake Braies is one of the largest natural lakes in the Dolomites. In summer, the green-blue shimmering water invites you to take romantic boat trips and to spend restorative hours re-charging your batteries in the sun on the shore. Lake Braies is also the film setting for the Italian television series, “Un passo dal cielo” with screen star, Terence Hill.
Lake Dobbiaco lies at an altitude of 1,259 m in Val di Landro. This lake is fed by the river Rienza and is a protected natural monument. In contrast to Lake Braies, it is quite shallow, being exactly 3,5 m deep. In summer, round trips by boat are popular, while visitors with an interest in the flora and fauna follow the nature trail, which has been constructed around the lake and which offers exciting insights into the surrounding natural landscape.
Lago di Landro
The Lago di Landro is also in the commune of Dobbiaco. The turquoise waters of this Dolomite lake lie proudly at 1,406 m above sea level and the lake is surrounded by a garland of the thick forests and rocky peaks of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Reserve. Even though, in comparison to other lakes in South Tyrol at this altitude, the waters of Lago di Landro are somewhat warmer, only a few swimmers venture into the cool waters in summer.