Today I would like to introduce you to various lakes in and around my home town of the Puster Valley.
Among them the deepest, the warmest, the brightest and so on.
Of course, my favourite lake is also included :-).
Let's start with Lake Antholz:
It is the third largest mountain lake in South Tyrol. This pearl is located at the foot of the Rieserferner peaks, near the world-famous biathlon stadium. It lies at 1,642 m above sea level, is surrounded by deep green forests and has a maximum depth of 38 m. The lake has a surface area of 44 ha and is surrounded by a nature trail. It covers an area of 44 hectares and is surrounded by a nature trail. An exciting lesson about the world of rocks and tree species awaits you. The impressive Cristallo group, a unique view of the Dolomites, deserves a special mention.
The lake shore also offers an ideal place for families with children to linger, as there is a pebble beach on the north shore so that nothing stands in the way of taking a dive into the cool water. The fact that the lake is warmer than other mountain lakes at this altitude also speaks in favour of it.
Issinger Pond near Pfalzen:
This pond is one of the last pond biotopes in South Tyrol.
It is called the oasis of relaxation in the Pustertal valley, especially on hot summer days you can enjoy cooling off here. For children you can probably call it the land of milk and honey, a water slide, as well as a water fountain in the middle of the lake and a playground provide huge bathing fun.
To round off a perfect family day, we recommend a visit to the Kronaction high ropes course, which is located right next to the lake.
Our guests enjoy a 10% price advantage at Kronaction.
Braies Lake in the Braies Valley:
I like to call it the "Pearl of the Dolomite Lakes".
It is probably one of the most beautiful lakes and also one of the most famous in South Tyrol. "Un passo al cielo", the Italian crime series with Terence Hill, was filmed in front of this imposing mountain backdrop. It is one of the deepest mountain lakes, with the deepest point at 36 metres and an average depth of 17 metres.
This unique mountain lake was created by the formation of a dam due to a mudslide.
A trip with the rowing boat is highly recommended, the jump into the cool water rather reserved for the brave :-).
Dobbiaco Lake in the same named Dobbiaco:
It is a relatively small lake. Its formation is due to a rock fall, today it forms one of the few wetlands in the Alps.
The lake is surrounded by a nature trail, an exciting place to teach in the middle of free nature. While adults can learn about flora and fauna, children are challenged with practical skills: try your hand at long-distance jumping with the inhabitants of the forest!
The circular trail is also suitable for buggies and bicycles.
Sorapis Lake - my absolute favourite lake:
Big and small people are enchanted by this turquoise-blue lake at 1,900 metres above sea level.
The pastel turquoise-blue lake colour can only be seen in bright weather. The white rock walls and the lush alpine meadows around the mountain lake transform it into a magical place. Here you can switch off, enjoy the peace and quiet, leave the daily routine behind and forget all the hustle and bustle for a short time.
The hike to the lake is not to be underestimated, even if it is "only" 300 metres in altitude that have to be overcome, the path is long, indeed a whole 11 km.
The long walk is definitely worth it, however, as untouched nature awaits you like in a fairytale.