How to reach Lake Prags
All year round, nature lovers from near and far come to Prags in order to see the picturesque lake and to hike in the surrounding area. To protect the nature idyll – part of UNESCO World Natural Heritage – and to make the arrival easier to visitors, traffic is limited in Prags during the summer months.
Access with means of public transport
In fact, it is generally recommendable to come to Lake Prags by train and bus, as it is the most sustainable and stress-free option: the bus tickets for the shuttle service must be purchased via advance booking and prepayment!
By train & bus: By train or bus to Niederdorf, from the bus stop “Von-Kurz-Platz” (about 4 minutes on foot from the train station) with bus no. 442 to Lake Prags.
Take a look at the current timetable Niederdorf-Lake Prags (pdf)
From 10th July to 10th September 2020 by train/bus & shuttle: By train or bus to Welsberg and from there to Lake Prags with shuttle service no. 439.
Take a look at the current timetable Welsberg-Lake Prags (pdf)
For train and bus, you can use single tickets, value tickets, Südtirol Pass and different guests cards such as Holidaypass etc. For the shuttle service as well as for bus no. 442 from 10th July to 10th September, 5 € are charged per person and trip, 3 € for kids between 6 and 13.99 years. Kids up to the age of 6 can travel for free, four-legged friends at the normal rate.
All current timetables of train and bus can be found on https://www.sii.bz.it/en/siitimetablesquery.
Access with the own car
Reaching Prags with the private car is possible via Pustertal state road too. In this case, traffic jams and problems may be possible at any time. In addition, the road between Schmieden and Lake Prags is closed from 10 am to 3 pm from 10th July to 10th September! At that time, it is only allowed to drive in with a special permission or if you are guests of local accommodations and restaurants.
Schmieden also has a parking lot subject to charge with limited parking possibilities. This parking lot can be booked and paid online and is served by the above-mentioned busses and shuttles. Of course, you can also reach Lake Prags from Schmieden on foot via hiking path no. 1 (1.5 hours of walking time) or by bike without any limits.
Further information is offered by the tourist office Prags:
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