10 lakes to cool off in on hot summer days
Hechtsee, Kufstein, Tirol 2013
In the last weekend, the thermometer reached up to 36°. Yesterday, I went swimming in Lake Hechtsee (pictured above) near Kufstein. And today I discovered some images from these tyrolean swimming lakes on Instagram that I wanted to share with you…
1 – Piburgersee Lake
My favorite lake in Tirol for lots of reasons, but mainly because I’ve spent many unforgettable childhood holidays at Piburgersee Lake.
Where?: Above Oetz (–> Google Maps)
2 – Blindsee Lake
Another beautiful mountain lake, this one’s especially popular because of its turquoise water and its impressive view.
Where?: North side of the Fern Pass-highway connecting Nasserreith and Biberwier
(–> Google Maps)
3 – Reintalersee Lake
One of the warmest lakes in Tirol, also boasting large lawns.
Where?: East of Kramsach (–> Google Maps)
4 – Hintersteinersee Lake
The mountains at the back of Hintersteinersee Lake continue to inspire me. It’s also one of the cleanest mountain lakes in Tirol.
Where?: Above Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser (–> Google Maps)
5 – Achensee Lake
Tirol’s largest lake comes with lots of recreational options.
Where?:swimming areas in Maurach, Pertisau and Achenkirch (–> Google Maps)
6 – Schwarzsee Lake
Not only great for cooling off, the Schwarzsee Lake is a moor lake with healing properties.
Where?: On the road between Brixental Kitzbühel and Kirchberg in Tirol (–> Google Maps)
7 – Haldensee Lake
An idyllic mountain lake with a public beach on the western shore.
Where?: In Haldensee (–> Google Maps)
8 – Walchsee Lake
Whether sailing, water skiing or surfing, action-packed water activities are guaranteed at the Walchsee Lake.
Where?:In Walchsee (–> Google Maps)
9 – Thiersee Lake
Lots of different sunbathing areas and a beach to choose from here at Thiersee Lake.
Where?: In Thiersee, west of Kufstein (–> Google Maps)
10 – Tristachersee Lake
The only natural swimming lake in East Tirol, it’s particularly popular among families with children.
Where?: Southeast of Lienz (–> Google Maps)
What are your tips for a day’s swimming in Tirol? Here you’ll find all you need about the Tirolean lakes at a glance: