In the Dolomites
Highlights in Valle di Braies, the Braies Dolomites and in the nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies
Braies stretches into the Valle di Braies and nestles in the Braies Dolomites. A large part of the parish is situated in the nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies. The landscape is shaped by the most varied karst formations: Grooves and crevices, depressions, fissures and Dolomite basins create a diverse landscape. At the head of the valley is lake Lago di Braies (1494 m), which is overshadowed by the Croda del Becco (2810 m). A further highlight of nature is the Prato Piazza, a high plateau of fascinating beauty with stunning views.
The largest natural lake in the Dolomites
Nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies
Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage
The nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies (Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage) comprises an area of over 25,000 hectares across the parishes of Badia, Braies, Dobbiaco, La Valle, Marebbe and Valdaora. It is framed by the Val Pusteria valley to the North and the South Tyrolean border to the South. Its Western regions extend almost as far as the Val Badia valley. The Val di Landro valley forms the Eastern border to the Sesto Dolomites with the Three Peaks nature park.