Lake Carezza purple flowers blue water | © Helmuth Rier
Lake Carezza purple flowers blue water | © Helmuth Rier
Lake Carezza Water Reflection Latemar | © Alexandra Näckler
Lake Carezza Water Reflection Latemar | © Alexandra Näckler
Evening sun Latemar Lake Carezza | © Gabriel Eisath
Evening sun Latemar Lake Carezza | © Gabriel Eisath
Frozen Lake Carezza Sunshine Winter | © Alexandra Näckler
Lake Carezza - Fresh Snow Rainbow Lake | © Alexandra Näckler
Lake Carezza
The Rainbow Lake
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Lake Carezza - the rainbow lake in the dolomites

Lake Carezza in the Eggental valley

"...where the Dolomites look at themselves in the mirror." [European Commission]

Lake Carezza, picture-perfect, lies below the Latemar massif on the edge of the Latemar forest, in the Eggental valley municipality of Welschnofen. This picturesque lake is known far and wide: located at 1,520 metres above sea level near the village of Carezza, below the Karerpass, it is easily accessible by bus, mountain bike, ski lift or hiking trail – so you can leave your car behind. 
Its enchanting, ever-changing waters gleam, the colours ranging from emerald-green to yellow. For this reason – and of course also thanks to the legend of the “Water Nymph of Lake Carezza” – it is known in Ladin as the “Lech de l'ercaboan”, the Rainbow Lake.

Accessibility Lake Carezza
How to get there?
The water nymph of Lake Carezza
Legend of the Dolomites
Huts Latemar mountain winter | © Armin Mair
Christmas Magic
at Lake Carezza
Lake Carezza with view to the Latemar | © Eggental Tourismus/StorytellerLabs

Rainbow Lake - Lech de l'ercaboan

Lake Carezza colourful water - first snow on Latemar | © Carezza Dolomites/StorytellerLabs

Karer See lake: facts and figures

  • The lake is fed by underground springs from the Latemar range. Its size and depth therefore depend considerably on the season and the weather. 
  • Depending on the season and the precipitation, Lake Carezza can be up to 300 metres long, 140 metres wide and around 22 metres deep.
  • It is a fully protected natural monument, so it is forbidden to swim in the lake or to cross the surrounding fence.
  • The Latemar and Rosengarten massifs are reflected in its waters, a beautiful natural spectacle – and, if you look closely, fabled secrets may be revealed:
  • The legend of the Rainbow Lake tells of a water nymph who dwells in Lake Carezza. Read the story of the water nymph of Karer See lake here. 
Lake Carezza Summer Evening Atmosphere Latemar | © Eggental Tourismus/StorytellerLabs
CleanUP Days Südtirol | © Patron Plasticfree Peaks (c) Lena Everding
Insieme per il bene della natura!
Culturinarika Eggental
Summer 2023

When the stars above Steinegg dance to the sounds of the well-known South Tyrolean band, Mainfelt, 6 gourmet chefs prepare creative delights in old wood-fired ovens in Welschnofen and works of art by local artists come to life at an art performance in Obereggen or Deutschnofen, you know that it’s Eggen Valley’s Culturinarika time!

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