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The Wildsee lake between Reith and Seefeld is as old as the mountains themselves while the small settlement known as ‘Sevelt’ (‘field by the lake’) was documented as early as 1022. By the time of Emperor Maximilian 1st, the area around the Wildsee was known for its lush flora and fauna and in those days the lake itself was referred to locally as ‘Lampretensee’ due to the lamprey found in its waters. However, the lake was only ever used for economic purposes for a few decades and now this natural jewel is protected and even fishing is prohibited.
Gentle walking trail for the whole family
There is a pleasant circular walking trail through the nature reserve with wide, pushchair friendly paths and there are description boards along the way with interesting titbits about the surroundings. Watch out too for the the lively little squirrels that live in the woods!
Bathing & ‘Kneipp’ (water therapy) facilities
You can cool off at one of two bathing beaches. The lakeside restaurant Strandperle not only serves delicious food, you can also rent pedalos, rowing boats and SUP boards there and the restaurant has its own play area and beach volleyball area too. The bathing beach by Waldbad Sonja on the other hand, is a little quieter and is the perfect spot if you are simply looking to relax. And of course there is the large public ‘Kneipp’ (water therapy) facility for a slightly more unusual way of cooling off! There are also numerous benches around the lake where you can sit and while away the hours.
One of the best views of the picturesque Wildsee and the magnificent mountain backdrop is from the top of the nearby ‘Pfarrhügel’ (parish hill) behind the church in the village square.