RS armentara wiesen winter schild naturpark fanes sennes prags
RS armentara wiesen winter schild naturpark fanes sennes prags

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 big part of the Fanes Group.

There are also four interpretive nature trails. The Larch Trail connecting the Rüdeferia and Rü farms above San Cassiano in the Val Badia valley 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 in the upper Val Pusteria valley 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 (St. Vigil).

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

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  1. Fanes-Senes-Braies visitor centre
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    Fanes-Senes-Braies visitor centre

    At the entrance of the Val di Rudo valley in San Vigilio di Marebbe, the visitor…
  2. Flora and fauna
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    Flora and fauna

    Also the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park is part of the European-wide Natura 2000 sites.

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