almhuette plaetzwiese
almhuette plaetzwiese

From Carbonin to the Prato Piazza meadow

The Prato Piazza meadow is among the most beautiful high alp landscapes of the Dolomites. From Carbonin in the Val di Landro valley, it is accessible in a two-hour hike.

The hamlet of Carbonin (Schluderbach, in German) is located in the Val di Landro valley at the junction of the road to the Misurinasee lake and can be easily reached by bus or car from Dobbiaco. Already on the way through the valley with the Lake Dobbiaco the landscape shows its most beautiful side. The path no. 37 leads from Carbonin through the forest up to the Prato Piazza meadow (Pätzwiese).

If you like it more comfortable, you can also follow the forest road, which winds its way up in serpentines. Both paths meet again and again. Soon you have a wonderful view on the Monte Cristallo. The forest thins out and we reach the first meadows. While the Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo mountain can be seen in the west, the Rif. Vallandro mountain hut and the Prato Piazza Barrier, a fortress of the Austro-Hungarian Army from the late 19th century, are already in front of us.

We have now crossed the 2,000-metre mark and reached the blooming alpine meadow landscape framed by the Dolomite peaks. For lunch we climb up to the Malga Prato Piazza mountain hut and enjoy the view on this sunny day in early summer.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Carbonin in the Val di Landro valley (Dobbiaco)
Signpost: no. 37 (alternatively the forest road, a little longer but less steep)
Distance: 5.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 630 m
Altitude level: between 1,430 and 2,070 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2018

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