Prags in the reign of Fanes
In the midst of Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Prags lies Prags in the legendary valley of the same name, a southern side valley near Niederdorf in Hochpustertal. The protected site of the Dolomites is home to some of the most beautiful nature paradises as the Fanes-group, with its mythical people Fane, mentioned in the Ladin myths.
In the valley lies the possibly most beautiful natural lake in South Tyrol, the wild lake of Prags with the almost directly out of the water emerging Seekofel. The Ladin name of this mountain means “Gate Mountain” and stems from the myth that a gate in the rocks leads to the underworld. The natural bath Altprags hosts a variety of mineral springs, a popular destination already during medieval times. Today they are known to be beneficial for the circulation and the nerves.
Amazing wild lake of Prags
The mountain lake on heights of over 1.400 meters is one of the deepest and coldest in the alpine region. Only few brave souls dare to bathe in the fresh waters. Others prefer a boat-ride or a walk around the lake. But nobody leaves the wild lake of Prags without being amazed. The turquoise-colored lake-surface mirrors the surrounding forests and mountains, the hotel wild lake of Prags and the charming little chapel seem to want to tell you more about their lives. In the surroundings a variety of hiking and ski touring destinations, traditional mountain lodges and still alpine meadows wait to be discovered.
On the plateau Plätzwiese
Another unique destination, comfortably reachable from the hotels in Prags, lies on approximately 2.000 meters: the high plain Plätzwiese. During summer destination and starting point for many walks, during winter it attracts especially cross-country skiers and sledging fans. Framed by the mountain faces of the Dolomites, you can find here groundhogs, chamois and other wild life in their natural habitat. Find here the most beautiful hotels in Prags in Pustertal in the South Tyrolean Dolomites.