... THE PEARL OF THE DOLOMITE LAKES
Idyllic Lake Braies nestles at the foot of the towering, majestic peaks of Sasso del Signore, Croda del Becco and Monte Nero.
Covering an area of 31 hectares and with a maximum depth of 36 metres, the lake is in the northern part of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park.
Once you have seen the beauty of the alpine peaks reflected in its emerald green water, you will realise why it deserves to be called the "Pearl of the Dolomite Lakes"!
The lake was created by a series of landslides, with scree from the Sasso del Signore forming a natural dam.
Legend has it that there is a gateway to the underworld at the southern end of the lake. Apparently, at the point where the Croda del Becco massif looms over Lake Braies, travellers by boat can enter the underground kingdom of the Fanes. Not surprisingly, the Croda del Becco is also known as "Sass dla Porta", or "Door of Stone".