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Pragser Wildsee lake

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To the Pragser Wildsee Lake

Pragser Wildsee Lake is situated in the middle of Fanes-Senes-Braies (Fannes-Sennes-Prags) Nature Park. Nestled into a wild and romantic rocky valley basin and dominated by the majestic Croda del Becco (Seekofel) Peak, this is the most beautiful lake in the Dolomites.

From 10.07. - 10.09.2024 a traffic regulation applies for the Pragser Tal valley. During this period, the Pragser Tal valley can only be reached from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm by public transport, on foot, by bike or upon presentation of an online reservation or a valid transit permit.

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The combination ticket

Straight to Pragser Wildsee Lake

All good things come in threes: Get a transit permit, parking space, and on top of that, a 20-euro voucher for our restaurants and shops - all included in the new combination ticket priced at 40 euros. Simply book in advance and enjoy a relaxed drive to Pragser Wildsee lake in your own car.

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Private arrival
40 €

One ticket many benefits

  • Transit permit
  • Parking space
  • Shuttle (if necessary)
  • *20€ Voucher for selected restaurants and shops

    *except for bookings for the same day
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Shuttle

from 12 €

Online reservation with online payment necessary
  • Familiy ticket
  • flexible return

 

Car

40 €

For all vehicles lower than < 2.20 m
  • Transit permit
  • Parking space
  • Shuttle (if necessary)
  • 20€ voucher for a restaurant/shop
  1. 20€ voucher for a restaurant/shop
Camper

45 €

For all vehicles higher than > 2.20 m
  • Transit permit
  • Parking space
  • Shuttle (if necessary)
  • 20€ voucher for a restaurant/shop
  1. 20€ voucher for a restaurant/shop

More car parks

Here you can access the car park bookings of the operators of P3 and P4 at the Pragser Wildsee Lake.

Parking P3

Parking

Drive - through permission

Parking 500m from the lake


Parking P4

Parking

Drive - through permission

Private parking directly on the lake

Voucher for a restaurant by the lake


FAQs

Everything you need to know

Arrival between 10.07.2024  and 10.09.2024 (Traffic regulation)

Information on the general traffic regulations

The traffic regulations in the Pragser Tal valley are valid from 10.07.2024 and end on 10.09.2024.

From 10.7. to 10.9.2023 the Pragser Tal valley can only be reached between 9.30 AM and 4.00 PM by public transportation, on foot, by bicycle or on presentation of an online reservation or a valid transit permit.

The traffic regulations apply to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, coaches and motorhomes.

The Pragser Tal valley is open from 10.07 to 10.09.2024 from 09:30 to 16:00 and is only accessible by public transport, on foot, by bicycle or upon presentation of an online reservation or a valid transit permit.

No, before 9.30 a.m. and after 4 p.m. you do not need a reservation to drive to the Braies Valley. The parking spaces can be paid for directly on site.

Passage into the Braies Valley is free and possible at all times for those in possession of a disabled pass. It is sufficient to show the pass at the checkpoint at the valley entrance.

The ticket can be booked directly and paid for online here.

During the period in which the traffic regulations apply, you can pass through the Pragser Tal valley with a transit permit (issued by the accommodation facility).

You can drive out of the valley at any time.

The traffic situation and the associated traffic jams were no longer bearable for the valley and the residents.

The Pragser Tal valley is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the summer months. In order to guarantee safety and security, access to the Pragser Tal valley has been restricted. In this way, the number of visitors is automatically reduced and the guests can be offered more freedom and a safer experience.

This also contributes to the protection of the sensitive ecosystem of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage.

Arrival with your own car, motorhome, coach and motorbike

When the traffic regulations are in effect, the Pragser Tal valley can only be reached with presentation of an online reservation or a valid transit permit.

The tickets can be booked and paid for online here

Paid parking spaces are available at the Pragser Wildsee lake, in the village of Säge and at the Brückele car park.

Attention: Parking spaces are limited, chargeable and must be booked.

Motorbikes can book a parking space, the so-called combination ticket, for the same price as cars. You will not receive a discount. The ticket can be booked and paid for online here .

Yes, coaches can get to the Pragser Wildsee lake before 09:30 and after 16:00. However, there are only limited parking spaces for coaches.

Motorhome can only book parking lot P1 as part of the combined ticket. The ticket can be booked directly here and paid for online. Otherwise, motorhome can reach Lake Braies before 09:30 and after 16:00. However, there are only limited parking spaces (P1, P4). It is recommended to use public transportation.

 

A booking for the parking space is only possible with the exact number plate.

Transit permits are issued by the respective company for guests of restaurants, shops and other service providers in the Pragser Tal valley. Please contact the relevant company directly.

Arrival by public transport

The shuttle 439 from Welsberg and the bus 442 from Toblach take you directly to the Pragser Wildsee lake. Online reservation with online payment is required.

Adult prices range from € 6 to € 12. Children from 6 years pay between € 4 and € 8.

No, the choice of seat is free.

Yes, the return trip must also be reserved, but without specifying the time.

The return journey can be booked here. You do not have to specify a time.

"Flexible" means that you can choose the time of your return journey. However, the ticket is only valid for the selected line and the selected day. If your outward and return journey do not take place on the same day, we ask you to book two single journeys.

On bus lines 439 (Welsberg – Pragser Wildsee lake) and 442 (Toblach – Pragser Wildsee lake) MOBILCARDS, vouchers and guest cards are not valid during the period of traffic regulations. Line 443 can also be used with guest cards during the period of traffic regulations.

Yes, the Südtirol Pass is valid for the bus shuttle. 10 seats are reserved for holders of the Südtirol Pass on lines 439 and 442. No reservation is required for this.

Mobilcards are not valid on buses 439 and 442. Mobilcards can be used on bus line 443.

The bus shuttles depart from Toblach and Welsberg.

The buses to the Pragser Wildsee lake run every half hour (except lunch break)

You can find all information about the bus departures and schedules here .

The general conditions apply according to the GTC. A cancellation can be made 72 hours before arrival.

Shuttle 439 stops at the following locations: Untergasse, Edelweiss-Erika, Säge, Schmieden-School, Schmieden-Church, Waidach, St. Veit-Church, St. Veit-Oberhaus and Pragser Wildsee lake.

Bus 442 stops at the following stops: Untergasse, Edelweiss – Erika, Hofstatt, Säge, Schmieden-School, Schmieden Church, Bodner, Waidach, St. Veit Church, St. Veit Oberhaus and Pragser Wildsee lake.

Bus 443 stops at the following stops: Untergasse, Edelweiss – Erika, Hofstatt, Säge, Schmieden-School, Schmieden-Church, Hauser, Altprags, Kameriot not , Brückele and Plätzwiese

Usually not, but if there are still seats available on the next bus, you can rebook at the Pragser Tal Tourist information office.

Unfortunately, it can happen that buses are delayed or cancelled due to traffic jams or a breakdown. In such cases, we kindly ask for your understanding and patience. You can use the next bus.

No, bicycles cannot be taken along.

All children need a reservation. For children under 6 years the ticket is free. Children from 6 years old have to pay for the ticket. Family tickets exist.

Online reservation with online payment is also required for animals. Dogs must be muzzled on all public transport and on the bus shuttles.

You can find information about this here

Yes, the stops are barrier-free.

Arrival by bicycle

The Pragser Wildsee lake can be reached by bike at any time. No restrictions apply.

A cycle path leads from Welsberg to Schmieden. From Schmieden it continues on the forest path to St. Veit. In the last section (approx. 2 kilometres), you ride on the main road.

Yes, there are bicycle parking spaces (not lockable) near the Hotel Pragser Wildsee. We would like to point out that bicycle parking spaces are limited.

It is not allowed to take a bike on public transport.

Are you arriving on foot

No, a reservation is not required for walking. The Pragser Wildsee lake can be visited at any time.

From Schmieden in the Pragser Tal valley to the Pragser Wildsee lake: The Viktor Wolf Edler von Glanvell Weg leads from Schmieden in the Pragser Tal valley to the Pragser Wildsee lake. Viktor Wolf Edler von Glanvell was a pioneer of alpinism and the developer of the Pragser Dolomites. Information boards along the theme trail tell about his life and work. (evntl. Link?)

From Welsberg to the Pragser Wildsee lake: From the Welsberg train station, path no. 2 A leads through meadows to Schmieden in the Pragser Tal valley. From there, follow path no. 1, the Viktor Wolf Edler von Glanvell themed path, to the Pragser Wildsee lake. Information boards along the way tell about the life and work of the pioneer of alpinism and important developer of the Pragser Dolomites.

From Niederdorf to the Pragser Wildsee lake: From the train station in Niederdorf, trail no. 1 leads past farms via Lärcha to Schmieden in the Pragser Tal valley.  From there, follow path no. 1, the Viktor Wolf Edler von Glanvell themed path, to the Pragser Wildsee lake. Information boards along the way tell about the life and work of the pioneer of alpinism and important developer of the Pragser Dolomites.

You need a ticket for the return journey with the bus shuttle. This can be booked  here or purchased directly at the ticket booth at the Pragser Wildsee lake.

Information on the combination ticket (arrival with your own car and motorbike)

With early booking (up to one day before)

1.       Guaranteed parking space

2.       Transit permit

3.       Shuttle / Bus (if necessary)

4.       € 20.00 voucher in one of the participating establishments

Combination tickets can be booked for those arriving by car, motorhome or motorbike.

The combination ticket costs € 40.

The combination ticket is valid for the public car parks P1, P2 and P5

For those arriving by car or motorcycle, only the so-called “combination tickets” will be offered at the public car parks (P1,P2,P5). A parking space reservation alone is not possible.

With a pre-booking, you not only secure your transit permit and a guaranteed parking space worth € 40.00, but also an exclusive voucher in one of our regional restaurants and shops worth € 20.00.

The combination ticket can also be booked on the day of arrival. Remaining spaces, which are booked on the day of arrival, cost € 40.00 and do not contain a voucher.

In the first step you decide on a car park and in the second step you are asked to select the company where you would like to redeem the voucher.

The voucher must be redeemed on the day of arrival.

When booking, you have the option of selecting the company, but only as long as the contingent lasts. If the company is fully booked, you must choose another company.

The general conditions apply according to the GTC

If parking spaces become free on the same day, they can be booked later. The price remains at € 40.00, but a voucher is no longer included for a company.

Online reservation and payment

You need an online reservation if you arrive by car, motorbike, rental car, motorhome or the public bus shuttle.

There is the possibility of  booking the combination ticket for your own car or motorbike at a price of 40,00€.

Online tickets can only be paid for by online - payment systems and credit card. Cash is not accepted.

The general conditions apply according to the GTC.

A rebooking is possible in most cases. However, we cannot guarantee it. Please contact the Pragser Tal Tourist information office.

You will receive the ticket by email.

The ticket must be presented for inspection, either digitally or in paper form.

In the case of payment problems, please contact the Pragser Tal Tourist information office.

Make sure your details are correct. Check your SPAM. Otherwise, please contact the Pragser Tal Tourist information office.

No, you can not.

If there is room on the next bus, the ticket can be rebooked at the Pragser Tal Tourist information office.

Children up to the age of 6 travel for free.

Pets pay between € 4 and € 8.

There are no discounts for seniors or groups.

General information

No, the visit to the Pragser Wildsee Lake is free.

The circular trail around the Pragser Wildsee Lake is currently open.

Yes, there are public toilets near the parking are (P4) (charges apply)

Yes, you can rent one of the small rowing boats. The boat rental is open fromMay to November 2024.

You can find opening hours and prices here.

As the Braies Lake is part of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park, bringing your own boats or stand-up paddle boards is not allowed.

The small boats can be hired at the boathouse on the eastern shore of the lake at an hourly or half-hourly rate. Each boat can accommodate a maximum of four adults.

You can make an online reservation under certain conditions. Here you find the information. Otherwise, the rental principle is "first come, first served".

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