Seebensee lake with the Zugspitze mountain in the background, © Tirol Werbung/Markus Jenewein
Seebensee lake with the Zugspitze mountain in the background, © Tirol Werbung/Markus Jenewein

Mountain Hike
Seebensee

Ideal for families and those in search of a gentle walk in a stunning mountain lanscape, this easy hike starts in the village of Ehrwald and leads up to the Seebensee lake. The lake itself nestles between the Vorderer Tajakopf mountain to the east, the Vorderer Drachenkopf to the south and the Ehrwalder Sonnenspitze to the west. With its bright turquoise water and fantastic backdrop it is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Tirol and is the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a hot summer's day.

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Starting point  

Ehrwald

Finishing point

Ehrwald

Mountain chain

Wetterstein Mountains

Length

10.4 km

Approximate hiking time

4h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)

Altitude

1,660m 1,500m

Elevation uphill 360m
Vertical metres downhill 360m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Trail description

The hike begins with a ride on the Ehrwalder Almbahn cable car up to the Ehrwalder Alm hut. From the top of the cable car, hikers follow a flat trail into the valley to the stream. From there, they cross onto the opposite slope and ascent diagonally into the Seebenwald forest (short ascent; follow the signs for "Seebenalm"). The route then continues either along the wide trail through the Seebenwald forest and past "Ganghofers Rast" or, for even more spectacular views, along the narrower trail towards the Seebensee lake. From the Seebenalm hut it is then just a short climb up to the beautiful lake itself.

Return along the same route.

Tip! From the Seebensee, hikers have the option of continuing to the Coburger Hütte hut (approx. 40 minutes). Just below the hut there is another attractive mountain lake: the Drachensee. Return along the same route.

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