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Plätzwiese high plateau

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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.

Info about the Plätzwiese high plateau toll road:

From 09.06.2024– 03.11.2024 , with the exception of the period 10.07.2024 - 10.09.2024, drive up for payment is possible until 10.00 am and after 3 pm. From 10.07.2024– 10.09.2024 drive up for payment is possible until 09.30 am and after 4 pm. Return is always possible.

Info about the Pragser Tal valley:

 

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.

 

From 10.07. - 10.09.2024 a traffic regulation for the Pragser Tal valley will come into force again. 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 Plätzwiese high plateau

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 the Pragser Tal valley 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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Car

40 €

For all vehicles smaller than < 2.20 m
  • Transit permit
  • Parking space
  • Shuttle (if necessary)
  • 20€ Voucher für ein Restaurant/Shop
  1. 20€ Voucher für ein Restaurant/Shop
Camper

45 €

For all vehicles that are higher than > 2.20 m
  • Transit permit
  • Parking space
  • Shuttle (if necessary)
  • 20€ Voucher für ein Restaurant/Shop
  1. 20€ Voucher für ein Restaurant/Shop

FAQs

What you should know

Arrival until 09.07.2024

From 01.06.2024 - 08.06.2024 the driveway is open all day but subject to charges for a maximum of 100 cars.

From 09.06.2024– 03.11.2024 , with the exception of the period 10.07.2024 - 10.09.2024, drive up for payment is possible until 10.00 am and after 3 pm. From 10.07.2024– 10.09.2024 drive up for payment is possible until 09.30 am and after 4 pm. Return is always possible. Return is always possible.

From 10.07. - 10.09.2024 a traffic regulation for the Pragser Tal valley will come into force again. 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.

You can find the currently open huts here.

From 02.04.2024 to 09.06.2024 there is no bus or shuttle connection.

From 09.06.2024 to 03.11.2024 the Line 443 runs from Welsberg/Monguelfo and Dobbiaco/Villabassa directly to Plätzwiese high plateau . Online reservations are no required. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. The tariffs for local public transport apply. Attention: Only payment with cash possible! MOBILCARDS, value cards and guest cards such as the Südtirol Alto Adige Guest Pass or the Almencard are valid.

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.

Arrival between 10.07 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.

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

The Pragser Tal valley is only accessible from 10.07 to 10.09.2023 from 09:30 to 16:00 and by public transport, on foot, by bicycle or upon presentation of an online reservation or a valid transit permit.

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.

Yes, with a disabled pass you can go to Plätzwiese high plateau at any time. It is sufficient to show the pass at the checkpoint at the entrance to the valley.
A reduced access fee applies for cars with a disabled pass.

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.

No, this parking space is not bookable. You can reach it before 09:30 or after 16:00. You have to pay the fee of 10,00€ at the tollbooth. This car park has 100 spaces. When they are full, the road will be closed at the tollbooth.

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 .

No, there is a year-round ban on coaches passing through. The coach can reach the Brückele car park before 09:30 or after 16:00. Guests can then walk on or use the public bus service 443.

There is a year-round ban on the passage of private buses and motor homes (campers). Motorhome can only book parking lot P1 as part of the combined ticket. The ticket can be booked directly here and paid for online. Campers can access the P5 Brückele car park before 09:30 and after 16:00. However, there are limited parking spaces. It is recommended to change to public transport.

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

Bus 443 runs every hour from Toblach / Dobbiaco and Welsberg / Monguelfo to Plätzwiese high plateau. Online reservation and online payment is NOT required.

Line 443 (direction Plätzwiese high plateau) can also be used during the traffic regulation with the guest cards.

Yes, the Südtirol Pass is valid for the bus shuttle.

Yes, Mobilcards can be used on bus line 443 to Plätzwiese high plateau.

The bus shuttles depart from Toblach / Dobbiaco and Welsberg / Monguelfo.

The buses to the Plätzwiese high plateau run every hour (except lunch break)

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

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

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.

No, bicycles cannot be taken along.

Yes, it is possible to take animals with you. Animals pay a ticket.  n all public transport and in the bus shuttles, dogs must be muzzled.

You can find information about this here

Yes, the stops are barrier-free.

Arrival by bicycle

The Plätzwiese high plateau can be reached by bike at any time. No restrictions apply.

A cycle path leads from Welsberg to Schmieden. From Schmieden, the trail continues on forest path number 37.

Yes there is bicycle parking (not lockable) near the huts. We would like to point out that the 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 Plätzwiese high plateau can be visited on foot anytime.

To find out, click on the modal "hike" at the top of the landing page.

For the return journey with the bus shuttle you need a ticket. This can be made on the bus.

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 (Brückele/Ponticello)

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, motorhomes 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.

Children up to the age of 6 travel for free.

There are no discounts for seniors or groups.

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