Naturpark mit Duerrenstein im Hintergrund
Naturpark mit Duerrenstein im Hintergrund

Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park

The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park covers an area of 25,397 hectares and stretches from the Valle di Braies valley with Lake Braies to Dobbiaco and throughout the Alta Badia.

This reserve is one of the biggest protected areas in South Tyrol and covers the municipalities of Badia, Marebbe, La Val, Valdaora, Dobbiaco and Braies. As the name of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park - "Naturpark Fanes-Sennes-Prags" in German, "Parco Naturale Fanes-Senes-Braies" in Italian - suggests, on its surface of 25,453 hectares it includes the area of the Braies Dolomites, the Senes Highland and a big part of the Fanes Group. There are also four nature trails.

The Larch Trail connecting the Rüdeferia and Rü farms above San Cassiano in the Val Badia forms the border of the nature park. Main topics of the 1 km long trail are the different landscape types such as the larch meadows and forests. The Lake Dobbiaco Trail, however, takes along the shore of the eponymous lake and offers 11 interactive stations. It is located exactly on the border with the Three Peaks Nature Park. Furthermore, you can explore the "Maite Fountains" nature trail as well as the "Tru dal'ega" theme Path (Water Trail) near the visitor centre in San Vigilio di Marebbe.


Founded in: 1980
Surface: 25,453 hectares
Altitude difference: 1,929 m
Area: Alta Pusteria to Alta Badia
Visitor centre: in San Vigilio di Marebbe


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