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How to reach the Plätzwiese in Prags

Just like the Three Peaks and Lake Prags, the Plätzwiese high plateau is one of the most visited places in the Dolomites. In order to preserve its particularity and to allow all the visitors to enjoy nature as quietly as possible, there are special traffic restrictions during the main season.

Framed by Dürrenstein and Hohe Gaisl, the Plätzwiese plateau is situated at around 2,000 meters above sea level in Prags. If you want to visit the idyllic high mountain pasture, you should inform yourself about the current regulations for access in summer and in winter.


Access with your own car

  • The Brückele car park (just before the driveway to the Plätzwiese) is currently accessible at all times. It offers a limited number of parking spaces, which are subject to a charge.
  • From 25th December 2021, the ascent to the Plätzwiese with your own car is only possible before 10:00 am and after 3:00 pm (the return journey is permitted at any time). In addition, a shuttle bus will run from Brückele. 
  • There is always a charge for the driveway: The daily rate for cars is €10.00 or €7.00 from 4:00 pm – for motorbikes €8.00 or €6.00.
  • Private buses and camper vans are not allowed to pass through all year round.
  • In the high season in summer, however, Prags is closed to private traffic during the day. During this time, the valley can only be reached by bus, on foot, by bicycle or with a parking reservation or a valid transit permit.


Access with the bus shuttle

  • From 25th December 2021 to 31st March 2022, the shuttle is running between the Brückele car park and the Plätzwiese (timetable as pdf).
  • The price for the shuttle is €5.00 per person. Children up to 11 years travel free of charge.
  • You can also get to Brückele with bus line 443 (timetable as pdf).


On foot or by bike

  • Those who like hiking or biking, can reach the Plätzwiese high plateau in Prags at any time and without restriction. On foot, for example, you can start directly at the "Brückele" car park and hike along the wide gravel path to the Plätzwiese (walking time approx. 2-2.5 hours). The trail starting in Schmieden is somewhat longer (walking time approx. 3.5 hours).
  • Cyclists reach the high plateau from Schmieden via trail no. 37 in about 2.5 hours, covering approx. 800 metres in altitude.


Further information:

Tourist office Pragser Tal valley
+39 0474 748 660

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