plaetzwiese und hohe gaisl
plaetzwiese und hohe gaisl

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

  • Tue 17 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 18 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 19 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 20 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 21 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 22 May 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 23 May 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


spring (April 1 - June 12, 2022):
no shuttle service, the road is open all day

summer (June 13 - Oct 16, 2022):
accessible by car before 10 am and after 3 pm, during the day by bus no. 443 (online reservation), in the high season (July 10 - Sept 10, 2022) road closed to private traffic from 9.30 am to 4 pm

individual ascent:
€ 10.00 car (up to 9 places)
€ 8.00 motorcycle

driving ban for private busses and campers

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parking possibility at the Brückele parking space (chargeable)

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