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The lakes in the Dolomites, Italy
26 Jul 2023

The lakes in the Dolomites, Italy


Ice-cold glacial lakes, crystal clear mountain lakes and refreshing bathing lakes: The seascape in the Dolomites bears witness to the unique diversity of the holiday region. You can look forward to swimming lakes with excellent water quality.

You can enjoy boating, a walk around the lake, or dare to swim in the refreshing water - there is something for the whole family. And in winter, the lakes are no less interesting, you can ice skate or do some curling.

The most popular destinations among the lakes in the Dolomites are Lake Misurina and the magically turquoise Sorapis in the province if Belluno; lake Carezza in the Val d'Ega holiday region, and of course, the famous lake of Braies  All of these lakes are natural mountain lakes with emerald green or deep blue water and a wonderful destination for hikers and nature lovers.


Lake Braies / Pragser Wildsee

Lake Braies is one of the most beautiful lakes in South Tyrol and is also known as "the Pearl of the dolomite Lakes". Located at an altitude of about 1,500 m above sea level, in the picturesque Alta Pusteria, the mountain lake captivates with its turquoise-green colour and the imposing mass of the Seekofel (2,810 m) that surrounds it.

Lake Dobbiaco / Toblacher See

Lake Dobbiaco in Alta Pusteria Valley is picturesque and unmistakably beautiful. Here on the border of the Three Peaks nature park and the Fanes Sennes nature park, this natural alpine lake is a popular destination for families, hikers and anyone looking for tranquillity. Lake Dobbiaco can also be explored by paddle boat. And you can watch rare migratory birds in peace and quiet.


Lake Landro / Dürrensee

Not far from Lake Dobbiaco, on the way to Cortina d'Ampezzo, lies Lake Landro / Dürrensee. Its turquoise blue water invites visitors young and old, to relax by the water’s banks. Those brave enough can also venture into the water during the warm summer months. The lake is located directly on the Dobbiaco-Cortina cycle path, and is great for a stopover - to paddle in the water or have a quick swim.


Lake Anterselva / Antholzer See

A true natural treasure of the Paln de Corones holiday region can be found at the end of the Antholz valley: Lake Antholz. It is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes, and with an area of 44 hectares, makes Lake Anterselva, the third largest natural lake in South Tyrol. Its emerald water attracts visitors young and old to its shores, who come mainly to relax and unwind at the Lake.


Lake Misurina / Misurinasee

Located in the province of Belluno, you can reach it from Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lake Misurina is a popular destination in the warm summer months. Due to its clear water and the magic scenery that surrounds the Lake Misurina, it is also known as the "Pearl of Cadore".


Lake Sorapis / Sorapis

Probably one of the most beautiful places in the Dolomites: Lake Sorapis. Visitors young and old will be thrilled by the turquoise-blue lake at an altitude of 1,900 metres. With white cliffs and gentle alpine pastures in the background, this lake is a truly magical place. You can relax here, surrounded by the mighty Dolomites, and soothe your soul. Just 150 metres from Rifugio Vandelli, this Dolomite Lake can only be reached on foot.




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