Before - The story about Vernagt

The reservoir is located at an altitude of 1,689 m and has an area of ​​approximately 100 hectares. The lake was named after the village of Vernagt, which sank in the dammed water. However, Vernagt was not always located directly on the lakeshore, as this reservoir was only created in the 1950s. Unfortunately, eight farms sank into its waters at that time. When the water level of the lake is low, the tower of a chapel can still be seen today.

The sunken village in the lake

The sunken village in the lake

The Vernago reservoir is currently operated by the Alperia Group from Bolzano and Meran.

You can learn the story, about the Vernagt reservoir and the sunken village in the lake, from the locals on site.

First dam in Vernagt
Events in Val Senales
Unser Frau - Madonna di Senales
Events in Val Senales

...hidden in the waters of the Vernagter reservoir

The emerald green reservoir but it was only created in the 50s, when the 65 meter high green dam was built. Eight farms in the town of Vernagt, which is now on the bank, sank into the reservoir

The spire of “Little Ladder Church” rises out of the lake in spring when the water level is low.
Vernagt sinks into the water
Adress - Contact

Hotel Vernagt ****
Family Weithaler
Madonna - Vernago 79
I-39020 Senales / South Tyrol

Phone: +39 0473 67 60 63

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