Admittedly, it is a matter of taste as well as a question of local pride – which the Tiroleans possess in abundance – that determines which of the many mountain lakes in the province is a personal favourite. The Berglsteiner See lake between Kramsach and Breitenbach, however, has most definitely got what it takes to rank highly on the list of Tirol’s best mountain lakes – especially in autumn, when the blazing autumn colours of the mixed woodlands are reflected in the deep green waters of this secluded lake, in a jaw-dropping display of natural beauty.
Walk to the Berglsteiner See lake along a forest road from the carpark at the eastern end of Reintalersee lake. This walk is also easily negotiable for all-terrain pushchairs. You can also drive to the car park at the Berglsteiner See lake in Oberberg via the Breitenbacher district of Haus. After your walk, a visit to the Tirol Farmstead Museum in Kramsach is highly recommended.
Stays in one of the holiday apartments at the Freundsheimhof are just as relaxed as at being at home, albeit a little more luxurious. Every apartment in the former farmhouse is equipped with a private sauna and wood-burning stove.
Those who want to know how a perfect day should begin can walk around the Berglsteiner See lake in the fresh morning air before heading to the nearby Reintaler See lake and visiting the Restaurant Fischerstube on its western shore. The view from the rooftop terrace is spectacular and the many different breakfast options available give you plenty of energy for the day ahead. After exploring the lake and its surrounding mountains on foot, why not head back to the restaurant later for fresh fish or a healthy salad to round off a truly memorable experience?