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Tessa Mellinger

von Tessa Mellinger

June 08, 2020

Summer

20 times cool wet around Seefeld

Cooling off in the cool water is especially fun when it's hot outside. Fancy lakes, rushing gorges, streams or adventure pools? With us you will find 20 water places with that certain something. Whether after a tour or as a destination for a hike, bike tour or an excursion with friends or family. Join us on a foray through the water-rich high plateau around Seefeld in Tyrol:

Swimming lakes

Lake Möser: The popular forest idyll

The small, fine Möserer See is picturesquely embedded in the forest. Already on the way to the lake you can hear the whooping of children jumping from the jetty into the lake. All around in the shady forest young and old, families and couples enjoy the forest and the lake – and relax. If you are hungry, you can stop at the rustic Möserer Seestub'n or enjoy the view over the lake from the terrace there.

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Wildsee: The varied one

On hot days, it attracts sun-seekers and water rats alike with two lido pools and a Kneipp facility. The Kneipp pools on the shore are freely accessible and invite you to linger on one of the benches and take in the natural surroundings.

  • Idyllically located on the edge of the forest is the smaller bath with sun jetty and Café Sonja with playground for the little ones.
  • Not to be overlooked is the "beach pearl" at the front part of the natural lake. Swimmers can swim in the lake and in the heated outdoor pool, while the little ones can enjoy themselves in the children's pool or at the children's playground. In addition, there is a varied offer for the older ones with beach volleyball, water trampoline, pedal boats and fun kayak, stand up paddling (SUP) and SUP & yoga courses.

Got hungry? The Café-Restaurant Strandperle spoils you with coffee & cake or delicacies from the exclusive kitchen.

By the way, the nature-protected Reither Moor is located on the southern shore of the lake. The picturesque walk through the moor leads along the lake and over wooden footbridges, while you learn more about the rare animal and plant species such as orchids etc. on information boards.

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Natural

Wildmoossee & Lottensee: The enigmatic natural wonders

These two lakes are considered true natural wonders: no one knows exactly in which years the two lakes "appear" between the forests. Again and again the meadows on the plateau of Wildmoos fill up with water in spring and form the Wildmoossee and the Lottensee. By the way: bathing is allowed! We recommend a visit especially at the beginning of the season, when the lakes are particularly large and fresh. Info: In 2022 the Lottensee & Wildmoossee are filled with only little water – if you want to swim, it's best to hike a short distance further to the Möserer See.

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Weidachsee: The great fish rich

From April to October, fishermen can fish and fly-fish to their heart's content on a whole 4.5 hectares in Leutasch's Weidachsee. Where already emperor Maximilian fished, today excellent brown and rainbow trout as well as brook trout cavort. The quality fish farm is privately run and even offers ice fishing in winter. The best thing: you don't need a fishing license, equipment can be rented on site. So the first fishing attempts become fun for the whole family.

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The Leutasch Weidachsee

Alpine water

Karwendelsteg waterfalls: The rushing

When the Karwendelbach rushes, the "Karwendelsteg" circular trail is not far away. Through the imposing gorge between the three great Karwendel valleys, the path leads ever-so-slightly up and down to the Jausenplatz with a view of the waterfall worth seeing. On the way back you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Karwendel gorge and the surrounding mountains.

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Golden Waterfall of the Karwendel Stream

Adventurous gorges

Ghost Gorge: The Adventurous

Especially in summer, the cool gorge invites you on a beautiful and adventurous hike. On the 800-meter-long steel walkway high above the raging Leutascher Ache, breathtaking views of the spectacular gorge await at lofty heights. There, in the mystical realm of the gorge spirit, he speaks gurgling from his roaring castle to visitors young and old. Little explorers can learn all kinds of mysteries from the realm of the gorge spirit at stops with display boards!

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Gleirschklamm: The Wild Romantic

Wild rocky gorges, narrow bridges and impressive, steep climbs – it's easy to be amazed when hiking through the original Gleirschklamm gorge! Here in the gorge, it's wonderfully shady as you follow the path along the partially exposed trail. Refreshing water awaits you all the way along the banks of the roaring torrent. Or you can take a shower in the fine spray next to the waterfall?

If you look closely, you can spot fossilized shells next to Gumpen (deep water holes) in the stream bed – and with a bit of luck, shy alpine salamanders, diving wild orioles or rare orchids.

If you like, you can extend the hike through the Gleirschklamm and hike to the Möslalm or Oberbrunnalm. A stop at the Scharnitzer Alm located along the way is also very worthwhile.

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At the source

The source of the Isar Karwendel: the original one

The Isar is a true Tyrolean: amidst the impressive mountain scenery of the Karwendel, the clear Isar water gushes from its springs. (E-)bikers and hikers follow the turquoise-blue water to the source of the Isar. The springs are nestled in the forest almost like a fairy tale and, with their 3 to 6 degree water temperature, offer real refreshment for tired feet. The tour becomes perfect with a stop at the Kastenalm, which is only a few kilometers away from the source of the Isar.

Particularly adventurous people can raft on the Isar and on the way from the Urpsrung to Scharnitz experience the impressive Karwendel from a side that only few get to see.

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Alpine Paradise and Water Paradise Gaistal

Igelsee: The little green one

Whoever hikes or rides an e-bike in the alpine paradise Gaistal can discover three small mountain lake jewels at once and, on top of that, is accompanied by the turquoise-blue water of the Leutascher Ache. The first mountain lake in the bunch: the idyllic Igelsee. It is located between the Tillfussalm and the Ehrwalder Alm and invites you to take a break and enjoy the view of the shimmering green water.

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The Igelsee in the Gaistal

Seebensee: The photogenic

Further back in the Gaistal, a very special lake rewards the efforts of the ascent: the Seebensee is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Alps. When the summit of the Zugspitze is reflected in the clear water of the lake, wonderfully kitschy photo motifs are guaranteed. The cool, turquoise water and the imposing peaks all around do not attract many photographers and bikers to this exceptionally beautiful place for nothing. Lake Seebensee is particularly easy to reach by (e-)bike through the Gaistal. A little below the lake is the Seebenalm and invites you to a refreshing stop with impressive views of the Zugspitze. If you still have strength in your legs, you should definitely leave your bike at Seebensee and continue hiking to the Coburger Hütte, from where you can admire not only Seebensee from above, but also Drachensee.

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Dragon Lake: The picturesque

The reward for hikers who reach the Coburger Hütte at 1917 m? The best hospitality and, of course, the impressive view of the Drachensee on one side and the Seebensee on the other. Blue water nestles in a mountain basin framed by mountain peaks and sheep frolicking in the meadow in front of it. The Drachensee should definitely be on the touring list in every mountain summer. We recommend a combination as a bike & hike tour, because this saves you the strenuous descent from Seebensee. To do this, you can ride your (e-)bike to Seebensee and continue on foot from here.

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The scenic Drachensee

Leutascher Ache: The alpine pasture kingdom

Whoever hikes or cycles through the Gaistal is always accompanied by the cool waters of the Leutascher Ache. It is a picturesque mountain river that flows through the middle of the alpine paradise. The path leads past a particularly large number of huts and alpine pastures (the name is no coincidence), all of which invite you to make a delicious stop. In the turquoise-blue water you can perfectly cool your tired legs after hiking. At the Salzbach parking lot at the entrance to Gaistal, there is also a special Kneipp facility for this purpose. By the way, you can listen to the really fresh bubbling of the Ache as a soundtrack at Sound of Seefeld: the gentle sound of the flowing mountain stream is soothing and relaxing.

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Lakes in lofty heights

Kaltwassersee Rosshütte: The atmospheric reflector

Those who hike at the top of the Kaltwassersee have a magnificent view to the Hohe Munde and deep into the Gaistal all the way to the Ehrwalder Alm. Romantics and photo fans are delighted when the surrounding mountains and clouds in the sky are reflected on the surface of the water. The Kaltwassersee can be easily reached on foot or by bike, the Hochegg Alm invites you to a delicious stop on the sun terrace. Swimming is unfortunately not allowed in the lake, but the view is still absolutely worthwhile!

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Gschwandtkopf reservoir: the insider tip

Only a short climb away from Seefeld, Reith and Mösern lies the beautiful reservoir at Gschwandtkopf. From Seefeld it's only about 220 meters in altitude and about half an hour to the newly created reservoir, with the bike it's even faster. If you like, you can also use the Gschwandtkopf lift as an ascent aid. The short effort is worth it: the lake offers a unique view of the Hohe Munde and as far as the Inn Valley, and on the descent you can enjoy the views over Seefeld and the high plateau. Most of the time you meet only a few other hikers, so the lake is still a real insider tip. Swimming is unfortunately not allowed in the lake, but the view is still absolutely worthwhile! Only a few minutes away from the lake is the Sonnenalm, which more than lives up to its name and awaits hikers and bikers with a sunny terrace with a great view.

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Lakes around Mittenwald

3 Mittenwald Lakes: The Neighbors

Really borderline: Just over the border near Scharnitz lies Mittenwald, where the idyllic lakes Lautersee, Ferchensee and Geroldsee can be found. This makes an excursion or even a lake bike tour to Mittenwald's lake neighbors a perfect choice.

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Made for all weather

When it's sunny, but also when it's raining or snowing, two large adventure pools await water rats or sauna-goers in Seefeld and Leutasch.

The Olympia Sports & Congress Center

The Olympic bath directly in Seefeld with a view of the Seefeld Seekirchl offers a lot of variety and well-tempered bathing fun with its slide paradise. Several pools, water loungers, a 32-degree outdoor pool, a 25-meter pool, a rock island, a children's area, a slide paradise – and plenty of sunbathing space indoors and on the sunny lawn.

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Outdoor area Olympiabad Seefeld

Adventure world alpine bath in the Leutasch

The impressive mountains of the Leutasch Valley form the backdrop of the Alpenbad. Adults relax in the rustic sauna world and families have fun in the heated indoor and outdoor pools. Outside, a children's play tower, flying fox and swings await.

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Outdoor pool in the Leutasch Alpenbad

More about the water worlds in the Region Seefeld can be found here.

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