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20 cool wet places around Seefeld

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26. June 2019

Cooling down in fresh water is so enjoyable when it’s hot outside. Would you rather have lakes, gorges, streams or adventure pools? Here are 20 watery locations with a certain something.

We promise that they will always be refreshing, whether after a tour or as a destination in themselves for a hike, bike tour or excursion with friends or family. Join us on an expedition through the waters of the Seefeld plateau:

Bathing lakes

Möserer See – the popular woodland paradise

The small but lovely Möserer See is set in a picturesque part of the woods. You can hear the cheering of the children jumping from the jetty into the lake as you approach. Along the shore in the shade of the trees, young and old, families and couples relax and enjoy the forest and the lake.

Those who are hungry can pop inside the rustic “Möserer Seestub’n” or enjoy the views from the restaurant terrace.

Wildsee – the varied lake

The lake attracts both sunbathers and water babies on hot days with its two beach bathing areas and a Kneipp installation. The Kneipp pools near the shoreline are freely accessible and tempt visitors to stay for a while and let the surrounding nature do its work.

  • The smaller bathing area is in a lovely position at the edge of the woods with a sun jetty and Café Sonja with a children’s play area.
  • The Strandperle cannot be missed on the front shore of the natural lake. Swimmers can choose between the lake and the heated outdoor pool, while the little ones can enjoy themselves in the children’s pool or the children’s playground. There is also plenty on offer for the older ones, with beach volleyball, water trampoline, pedal boats and fun kayaks, stand-up paddling (SUP) and SUP & yoga courses.

Getting hungry? The Café-Restaurant Strandperle will spoil you with coffee and cakes or with delicacies from its upmarket menu.

The protected Reither Moor is situated on the southern bank of the lake and there are information boards along the path which explain about the rare fauna and flora, such as orchids, which can be found there.

Natural waters

Wildmoossee & Lottensee –  the mysterious natural wonders

These two lakes really are a wonder of nature. Nobody really knows from year to year whether these two lakes in the woods will fill with water. Now and again the meadows on the Wildmoos plateau will start to be flooded with water and create the Wildmoossee and the Lottensee. This is one of those years which will allow you to appreciate the magical natural phenomenon – and yes, bathing is allowed!

Weidachsee – the anglers’ domain

The 4.5ha Weidachsee in Leutasch is somewhere that anglers and fly fishermen can take advantage of from April to October. This lake, where the Emperor Maximilian once fished, is packed with wonderful rainbow, brown and speckled trout. This top-quality fish farm is a private operation and offers ice fishing in winter.

Alpine waters

The tumbling cascades at the Karwendelsteg

When you can hear the waters of the Karwendel stream, then the Karwendelsteg circular tour is not far away. This impressive gorge between the three main Karwendel valleys can be reached via a trail which will lead you to a spot with views of the lovely waterfalls. Breathtaking views of the gorge and the surrounding Karwendel mountains will accompany you on your way there and back.

Fascinating gorges

Geisterklamm – for the adventurous

The summer is the best time for a beautiful and adventurous hike in this cool gorge. There are breathtaking views of the spectacular gorge from the 800-metre-long steel trail high above the currents of the Leutascher Ache. There, in the mystical realm of the Klammgeist (Gorge Spirit), you can make out his words to visitors of all ages in the gurgles from his roaring castle. Discover all sorts of mysteries from the realm of the Klammgeist at the information boards!

Gleirschklamm – the romantic wilderness

Wild gorges, some sloping paths and narrow bridges – you will need to keep both eyes open as you walk through the Gleirschklamm! It is wonderfully shady in the gorge if you follow the somewhat exposed trail. Refreshing water accompanies you all the way along the banks of the roaring waters. Or you maybe you would like to take a shower in the fine mist next to the waterfall?

If you look closely, you can see petrified mussels next to the deep waterholes in the stream bed – and, with a little luck, shy alpine salamanders, diving wild blackbirds or rare orchids.

Info: The long winter has damaged some bridges in the Gleirschklamm. We are currently working hard to repair the bridges as soon as possible. Of course we will keep you up to date when you can hike through the gorge again.

Going back to the source

The pure source of the Isar in the Karwendel

The waters bubble from three springs at the source of the Isar in the Karwendel mountains on the Seefeld plateau. The crystal-clear waters of the Isar are still Tyrolean here.

 

You can walk, cycle or e-bike from Scharnitz to the source of the Isar. Enjoy the pure air and stunning views on your way to the natural spectacle – don’t forget your camera!

Watery excursions

Into the Gaistal – zu den drei Bergseejuwelen

If you are walking or e-biking in the Gaistal valley you will be accompanied by the sounds of the Leutascher Ache – and you can discover three small lakes set like jewels in the mountain above. Each one is impressive and photogenic with the backdrop of the rough walls and peaks of the Mieminger range of mountains.

Igelsee – the small green one

The first of the three: stop for a quick rest at the shore of the idyllic Igelsee and enjoy the reflections in the green shimmering water.

Seebensee – the photogenic

On the way up to the Seebenalm, keep an eye out. If the mountain peaks are reflected in the clear water of the Seebensee you can take some fabulous photographs.

Drachensee – the picturesque

The reward for hikers who reach the Coburger Hütte at 1917m? Great 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 surrounded by peaks and sheep wandering through in the meadow in front of it.

The Leutascher Ache – surrounded by mountain huts and pastures

The stream rolls playfully out of the Mieminger mountains and flows happily down the Gaistal valley. The Leutascher Ache is a sight for sore eyes and tired legs can always be refreshed in the turquoise waters. It tumbles through mountain pastures and past huts and, in its quieter spots, is a favoured location for fly fishing enthusiasts.

Lakes at altitude

Kaltwassersee Rosshütte – the atmospheric mountain mirror

If you walk around the Kaltwassersee you will have a fabulous view to the Hohe Munde and deep into the Gais valley to the Ehrwalder Alm. Romantics and photographers alike will be happy when the mountains and clouds are reflected on the surface of the water.

Speichersee Gschwandtkopf – the new one

Those taking a bike tour up the Gschwandtkopf can enjoy a stop at the newly-constructed reservoir, surrounded by woods and with a wonderful view over to the Hohe Munde and into the Inn valley.

Lakes near Mittenwald

3 Mittenwald lakes – the neighbours

You can always take a trip or a bike tour to the lakes above Mittenwald – the Lautersee, Ferchensee and Geroldsee.

Suitable for all weather

Whether the sun is shining, it is raining or even snowing, the Seefeld and Leutasch region can offer two large indoor pools for water enthusiasts and sauna fans.

The Olympia Sport- & Kongresszentrum

The Olympia Swimming Pool in the middle of Seefeld with a view of the Seefeld Seekirchl offers plenty of fun with its slide. Pools, relaxing areas, an outdoor area heated to 32 degrees, a 25m pool, rock island, children’s area, a slide and plenty of space to spread out both inside and out on the grassy sunbathing area.

Erlebniswelt Alpenbad in Leutasch

The impressive mountains of the Leutasch valley are the backdrop for the Alpenbad. Adults can relax in the sauna area while families enjoy themselves in the heated indoor and outdoor pools. Outside there is a children’s play tower, a flying fox and swings.

Fotos: Stefan Wolf, Martin Ritzer, David Johansson, Burnz Neuner, Mathias Obmascher, Stephanie Kratzer, Franz Kratzer, Heinz Holzknecht, Stephan Elsler

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