Lake Dobbiaco

Lake Dobbiaco is situated in between the Tre Cime Nature Park as well as the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park.

Lake Dobbiaco is a small alpine lake near the homonymous village in upper Val Pusteria. This lake originated from several rockfalls in antiquity and its inlet and outlet is the Rienza river. Round this nature jewel five bunkers were built, as Mussolini wanted to protect the access roads to Italy in 1939. These constructions were part of the Alpine wall, a protective barrier dating back to WWII.

Since 2000, there has also been a nature trail round Lake Dobbiaco (shore line: 4.5 km), which offers about two hours of pleasant walking. This path features 11 panels providing useful information about flora and fauna and even issues several challenges.

Moreover this lake 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 boat trip, whereas in winter it is frozen and perfectly suitable for ice skating and curling. Also the main cross-country ski trail of upper Val Pusteria surrounds the lake.

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

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Post - Tolderhof

    Hotel Post - Tolderhof

  2. Pension Turmchalet
    Guest house

    Pension Turmchalet

  3. Hotel Alpenblick

    Hotel Alpenblick

  4. Falkensteiner Hotel Alpenresidenz

    Falkensteiner Hotel Alpenresidenz

  5. Hotel Schneeberg

    Hotel Schneeberg

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