Lake Dobbiaco

Lake Dobbiaco in the upper Val Pusteria valley is situated in between the Three Peaks and the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Parks.

The small mountain lake south of the village of Dobbiaco originated from several rockfalls in antiquity - its inlet and outlet is the Rienza river. In 1939, round Lake Dobbiaco five bunkers were built, as Mussolini wanted to protect the access roads to Italy. These constructions were part of the so-called “Alpine Wall”, a protective barrier dating back to WWII.

Nowadays, the Lake Dobbiaco Nature Trail leads in a pleasant 2-hour walk around the 4.5 km long shore line. It features 11 panels providing useful information about flora and fauna of this nature jewel and the surrounding nature parks, and even issues several challenges for kids.

Moreover Lake Dobbiaco - “Toblacher See” in German, “Lago di Dobbiaco” in Italian - is particularly popular with those who love bird watching, as several rare migrant birds stop in this area in spring and autumn. In summer, however, you can explore Lake Dobbiaco when doing a row boat trip, whereas in winter it is frozen and perfectly suitable for ice skating and curling. Also the main cross-country ski trail of the upper Val Pusteria valley surrounds this beautiful lake.

Altitude: 1,117 m a.s.l.
Surface: 14.3 hectares
Depth: max. 3.5 m
Category: mountain lake

Suggested accommodations

  1. Art Hotel Gratschwirt

    Art Hotel Gratschwirt

  2. Hotel Post - Tolderhof

    Hotel Post - Tolderhof

  3. Hotel Hubertus

    Hotel Hubertus

  4. Hotel Laurin

    Hotel Laurin

  5. Hotel Santer

    Hotel Santer

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