In Valle di Braies you find one of the most beautiful lakes of the Dolomites: Lago di Braies. According to legend, once upon a time savages dug in the mountains for gold and precious stones. The local herdsmen in Valle di Braies were jealous and tried to steal the treasures collected by the savages. They were unsuccessful because the savages opened up an underground spring and sunk their treasures in Lago di Braies that was created by this spring.

In winter and summer this lake is the starting point for hikes, ski tours, snowshoe hikes, winter hikes and gentle walks.
Nordic Walkers are also very well catered for. Visitors wanting to test their limits are welcome to climb the local climbing crags. In winter Lago di Braies in Valle di Braies also offers an ice climbing crag.

In summer, Lago di Braies in South Tyrol reflects colours in all shades from green to blue, in winter it is always covered with ice and snow.