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 must walk around the Berglsteiner See lake in the fresh morning air, before returning to the restaurant of the same name to enjoy one of the many breakfast options on the terrace overlooking the water. This does not mean, however, that an even greater sense of satisfaction can’t be enjoyed later on in the day in the form of a pan-fried fish from the lake, or a portion of Asian-inspired lentil soup.