Walchsee

Popular but not overrun with tourists, Walchsee is a pretty village on the shores of Lake Walchsee that manages to strike a balance between sport and relaxation in a pleasant and unpretentious way.

Don’t confuse Walchsee in the Kaiserwinkl region of Tirol with the similarly named Walchensee in the Alpine foothills of Bavaria. The village of Walchsee and the lake of the same name offer a wonderfully natural and unpretentious balance between sport and relaxation, between elegant living and country traditions.

The area around the Zahmer Kaiser mountain range is known as the “Kaiserwinkl” (roughly translated “Emperor’s Corner”) thanks to its somewhat remote location near the border with Germany. However, this proximity to Austria’s largest neighbour also means that many day-trippers and holidaymakers from the surrounding region come to Walchsee to marvel at the charming village and beautiful lake. This makes Walchsee popular but not crowded with tourists; the village centre is pretty and clean without being kitschy and clichéd. The makes it particularly attractive for families with young children.

In summer the lake warms up to around 23 degrees Celsius, making it warm enough to swim in but cool enough to be refreshing on a hot day. It also serves as the location for the first leg of the Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Triathlon Challenge held every August.

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The Common and Alpine Newt are amongst the inhabitants of this alpine highland, by far the largest naturally sustained moorland in North Tirol., © Bernhard Bergmann
The Schwemm

The Common and Alpine Newt are amongst the inhabitants of this alpine highland, by far the largest naturally sustained moorland in North Tirol.



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No lake would be complete without a lakeside promenade. On warm summer evenings visitors can be forgiven for thinking they are further south on the shores of the Mediterranean!, © Bernhard Bergmann
Mediterranean feeling

No lake would be complete without a lakeside promenade. On warm summer evenings visitors can be forgiven for thinking they are further south on the shores of the Mediterranean!

The Freizeitpark Zahmer Kaiser adventure park offers everything from an animal enclosure to a summer toboggan run., © Bernhard Bergmann
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The Freizeitpark Zahmer Kaiser adventure park offers everything from an animal enclosure to a summer toboggan run.



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Visitors to Walchsee can choose to explore the lake in a pedalo, take the plunge themselves or even have a go at waterskiing., © Kaiserwinkl
Messing about on the water

Visitors to Walchsee can choose to explore the lake in a pedalo, take the plunge themselves or even have a go at waterskiing.



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