The reservoir of Durlassboden stretches in the Austrian states of Tyrol and Salzburg.
The artificial lake Durlassboden is located in the municipality of Gerlos in the beautiful Zillertal valley and was completed in 1966. The 83 m high dam is an earth dam, the lake is fed by the 31 km long Gerlosbach river, which also feeds the artificial lake of Gmünd. A curiosity: the border line between the states of Tyrol and Salzburg runs exactly through this lake.
In summer months the large Durlassboden reservoir is a popular destination. This is where you can enjoy the impressive scenery of the Zillertal Alps and the Reichenspitz mountain range (3,303 m asl). Also can you do several sports such as swimming, learning how to sail and surf, or simply enjoy the sun on the lawn for sunbathing, offering also a barbecue area. Water temperature in summer months reaches up to 21 degrees C. This is also where the highest located sail and surf school of Austria is situated, that is to say the school of Gerlos. An experience of the special kind at 1,400 m asl! By the way: here you can also rent sailboats, surfboards and pedalos.
When you do a walk round the lake, we recommend you a stop in one of the taverns such as the “Seestüberl”, where you can also purchase day tickets for fishing. The tour round the lake is also extremely popular with cyclists and provides great panoramic views. Once a year, the lake is venue for the running competition “Gerloser Seelauf”, which has been taking place for more than two decades now. Are you fit fit enough to participate?
Altitude: 1,405 m asl
Surface: 180 hectares
Maximum depth: 55 m