Plätzwiese high plateau


Pragser Wildsee lake



To Plätzwiese high plateau

The Plätzwiese is a high plateau at an altitude of 2,000 meters, with overwhelming panoramic views of the nearby mountains Dürrenstein and Hohe Gaisl and from there to the more distant peaks of Monte Cristallo and Tofane. On the Plätzwiese High plateau visitors experience nature and peace. Not least because of its inclusion in the Nature Park Fanes-Senes-Braies this jewel, surrounded by majestic peaks, has retained its unspoilt nature.

The Pragser Tal Valley is open to public transport all day. It can be reached by car, by public transport, on foot and by bicycle.

At this time of year, no online booking is required to enter the Pragser Tal Valley. At present, access to Plätzwiese high plateau (for a maximum of 100 cars) is free of charge and possible all day.

There is a year-round ban on private buses and motor homes (campers) passing through.

Altprags / Braies Vecchia

The small village of "Altprags" / „Braies Vecchia“ is located about 5 km from the centre of Prags / Braies in the direction of Plätzwiese high plateau. In the midst of untouched meadows and forests, this place is the perfect starting point for hikes of all levels of difficulty. On the spring path you can teach your children about the importance of water, hike over the Buchsenridl to the rustic Putzalm hut or enjoy the view of the Dolomite peak "Sarlkofel". Doesn't that sound fantastic?

Pragser Tal valley

This is who we are

Pragser Wildsee Lake
Plätzwiese high plateau

other restaurants / shops (without combination ticket) : Hotel Brückele, Hotel Hohe Gaisl, Hotel Pragser Wildsee, Gasthof Mösslhof, Speckstube Eggerhof, Restaurant Pizzeria Sonnleiten, Dürrensteinhütte, Grünwaldalm, Stollaalm, Konditorei Trenker, Emmas Bistro, Chalet Pragser Wildsee


What you should know

Arrival from 11.09.

Between 11.09. - 15.10. you can reach the Plätzwiese highh plateau with your own car before 10.00 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. onwards. The access road is subject to a fee and is intended for a maximum of 100 cars. If the car park at Plätzwiese high plateau is full, access may be denied.

From 16.10.2023 onwards, the toll access to the Plätzwiese high plateau will be possible at any time.

You can find the currently open huts here.

Public buses operate until 15 October. Line 443 takes you from Toblach (Dobbiaco)/Welsberg (Monguelfo) to Plätzwiese high plateau. The tariffs for local public transport apply. Tickets can be bought on the bus. MOBILCARDS, value cards and guest cards such as HolidayPass or Almencard are valid.

From 16 October and throughout the winter season, there is no public bus up to Prato Piazza.

You can find the timetable here.

There are car parks in Brückele/Ponticello. Fees apply. There is a charge for driving up to the Plätzwiese high plateau in your own car.

There is a year-round ban on the passage of private buses and campers.

Private buses can travel as far as Brückele (6km before Plätzwiese high plateau).  There is limited parking for coaches.

For general information about the safety measures in South Tyrol see here.