Nature Parks in South Tyrol

Eight larger protected areas in South Tyrol are considered as nature parks. Two of them are the nature parks Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Fanes-Sennes-Braies – Toblach is situated exactly in between the two.

Drei Zinnen Toblacher See

Therefore, it’s an ideal location to take a close look at the two nature parks: Both of them contain some great treasures of the Dolomites. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Paternkofel, the Elfer and Zwölfer in the nature park Sesto Dolomites, as well as the Seekofel, the Sas dla Crusc or the Lavarella in the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Braies are only a few of the famous and spectacular mountain peaks in South Tyrol.
The alternation of rugged cliffs and picturesque alpine meadows is characteristic for the area and makes the landscape truly unique.
Thick, shady forests and colourful flower meadows reflect the rich diversity of the flora and fauna. The nature parks, normally poor in water, are especially famous for their lakes – among them the Toblacher See, the Landro Lake and the breathtaking Lake of Braies, widely known as the “pearl of the lakes in the Dolomites”.


The villages Sesto, Innichen and Toblach are at the border of the nature park Tre Cime di Lavaredo, whereas the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Braies extends over the area from St. Vigil in Enneberg to St. Kassian and is delimited by the valley Höhlensteintal in the east.