Visit one of the most striking lakes in the Tirol Lech Nature Park’s wilderness: Mostly forested, Riedenersee Lake is an aquatic jewel framed by old-growth evergreens—and a great photo-op. The lake is relatively small, with a dense growth of unique plants around much of the marshy shoreline and provides an ideal habitat for Alpine salamanders named Salamandra Atra, mountain newts and raft spiders, along with wild orchids (i. e. Marsh Helleborine), cottongrass, sedges, sundew and deciduous woodland. Look for Europe’s rarest damselfly, Frey’s damselfly in the moist rocky soil, a protected endangered species. The trail that leads to the lake makes a pleasant hike for those with creaky knees, as it is not difficult. It's a pleasant, peaceful spot to enjoy—and to take great pictures so keep your camera charged.
Car Park at Riedenersee Lake
Approximate hiking time
0 h 30 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
easy (hiking trails)
Elevation uphill 10m
Vertical metres downhill 10m
Best time of year
* 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.
The tiny commune of Rieden is located on L260 Ehenbichl country road close to Weissenbach am Lech. Trailhead is the car park, some 100 meters off the lake. Walk toward Klausenwald Forest and turn right onto a tiny wooden bridge before reaching the shoreline to do an enjoyable loop around Riedenersee Lake.