plaetzwiese hochalm pragser tal winter
plaetzwiese hochalm pragser tal winter

Prato Piazza

The high plateau in the Valle di Braies valley between Mt. Picco di Vallandro and Mt. Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo is a real natural jewel.

On the saddle between the 2,839 m high Picco di Vallandro and the 3,146 m high Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo mountains, the wide Prato Piazza alpine pasture - "Plätzwiese" in German - is located at 2,000 m a.s.l. It is part of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and provides a fascinating landscape, ideal for those seeking a natural scenery that has a relaxing impact. The natural and genuine area was able to preserve these precious characteristics.

Particularly fascinating is the panoramic view on the surrounding mountains, such as the famous 3,221 m high Monte Cristallo, the Three Peaks of Lavaredo and the Tofane Massif. The Prato Piazza is starting point for the hike on Mt. Picco di Vallandro. At 2,040 m a.s.l., close to the Vallandro Mountain Hut, the "Forte Prato Piazza" is located, a ruin of an Austro-Hungarian fortress. The high plateau is also popular in winter, for ski touring, snow-shoeing or tobogganing.

Already a long time ago there was an asphalted connection road between the Val Pusteria and the Val di Landro valleys. Today, however, only the northern access is still asphalted. The high plateau is accessible in summer and winter by public means of transport or by car (toll, only before 10 am and after 3 pm starting from Ponticello), motorhomes or camper are not allowed.

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Opening times

  • Sat 26 Nov 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 27 Nov 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 28 Nov 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 29 Nov 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 30 Nov 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 01 Dec 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 02 Dec 08:00 - 18:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00


autumn (Oct 17 - December 2022):
no shuttle service, the road is open all day

individual ascent:
€ 10.00 car (up to 9 places)
€ 7.00 car (from 3 pm)

driving ban for private busses and campers

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