The 10 best Instagram spots in South Tyrol

South Tyrol, the northernmost province of Italy, is famous for idyllic landscapes, spectacular lakes and pure mountain air.

We have summarized the 10 most popular Instagram spots in South Tyrol for you below:

1. Lake Braies

In the middle of a valley of the Dolomites is the Braies Lake. While the snow-covered peaks of the mountains call for skiing and snowshoeing in winter, the green-blue shimmering lake is suitable for boat trips and walks along the shore in summer. Regardless of the season, you should take advantage of the view from the jetty for a nice souvenir picture.

2. Alpe di Siusi

This place could be the highlight of your next summer vacation: The Alpe di Siusi is located just a few kilometers from South Tyrol’s capital city of Bolzano and is one of the largest high plateaus in the Alps. With 300 days of sunshine a year and endless meadows, the high alp is a paradise for hikers and for anyone who wants to relax from the stress of everyday life.

3. Alpine pasture Geisler

A popular stop and starting point for summit hikes is the Geisler Alm. Apart from a breathtaking view of the Geisler peaks and its location in the Puez-Odle Nature Park, it has made a name for itself because of the homemade South Tyrolean specialties served there.

4. Three Peaks

This massive mountain range is one of the most famous places in the Dolomites area due to its striking shape. Die Drei Zinnen gehören zum UNESCO-Welterbe und ziehen Kletterer, Wanderer und Skifahrer aus aller Welt an. An unforgettable view is offered by the north face of the mountain massif.

5. St. Johann in Ranui

Hardly anyone can escape the effect of the baroque St. John’s Chapel, which was built in the middle of the Geisler peaks. The charm of St. John is its onion-shaped hilltop, painted facades and frescoes. The church is not only suitable as a photo motif. It is also popular as a location for weddings and small celebrations.

6. Lake Reschen

Lake Reschen stretches out in the western part of South Tyrol. What makes this place so special is a church tower rising out of the water, around which numerous legends entwine. The landmark is the main reason for the lively tourism at the lake, because it is rather unsuitable for swimming due to the altitude.

7. St. Valentine Chapel

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Valentine the Apostle belongs to the municipality of Castelrotto. Flowery meadows and mountain landscapes make this chapel a symbol of idyll.

8. Cadini di Misurina

If you are an avid hiker, you will love the path through the Cadini di Misurina. They are located in the province of Belluno on Lake Misurina and can be crossed through different routes.

Tip: The popular Instagram motif is located at the so-called Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint and is most easily reached from Rifugio Auronzo.

9. Lake Carezza

Southeast of Bolzano there is another beautiful lake to discover: Lake Carezza is located in the western Dolomites and is a protected monument. It is also known as “Rainbow Lake”. Even though the name is based on a legend, it only lives up to this name due to its emerald green color.

10. Lago di Limides

A favorite destination for any photographer is Lago di Limides. The crystal clear water provides a change of colors and atmosphere throughout the day. If you want to experience the lake in all its glory, it is better not to go there in midsummer, because at this time it always dries up.

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