The Fanes-Senes-Braies/Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Reserve covers an area of approximately 62 acres. The Val di Landro/Höhlensteintal Valley forms al the way from the east towards the west, and it extends to San Vigilio di Marebbe/St. Vigil in Annenberg.
The Fanes high plateau is a popular walking and hiking area with a typical karstic limestone landscape characterized by caves, fissures, underground streams, and small lakes. Rugged rocks eroded by the action of wind and weather rise in all directions. Generally considered the most picturesque lake in the Dolomites, the Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee is contained within a wild and romantic rock basin and towered over by the majestic Seekofel. The Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese, an extensive area of high Alpine pastures, and the Picco di Vallandro/Dürrenstein, which towers above it, are favorite hiking and walking destinations. The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Reserve Visitor Centre situated in the village of San Vigilio/St Vigil in Enneberg in the Rautal Valley. Here the central theme is the formation of the Dolomites, agriculture on the high pastures and fossils, especially those of cave bears found in the nature reserve. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a model of the cave Caverna Delle Countries. The terrarium with small animals living in a simulated natural environment is especially popular among children.
The walks from the Plätzwiesenhütte, which may be reached by car prior to 10am Orby shuttle bus (if you have a subscription that give even in tourist facilities do not pay the € 3 ticket) from Brückele thereafter.
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