The Herzsee, which is taken in by pisciculture today, is located near Aldrans and is particularly popular with hikers.
Image gallery: Lake Herzsee
Near Aldrans, only a stone's throw from Innsbruck, there is the Herzsee, which means literally Heart See. The Herztalbach river runs off the lake and joins the majestic Inn river after 5 km. Once used as lake for bathing, today it is taken in by pisciculture. Its water quality is Level II, and due the fact that it is rather small there are sometimes algal formations. But why the name?
From the distance, you might recognise the heart-like shape of the pond. Today, it is particularly popular with hikers, as there are numerous hiking paths and mountain tours leading past Lake Herzsee, which is of course a popular resting place.
For its main purpose, which is pisciculture, it attracts a large number of fishermen. The wide variety of fish species as well as the enorm prescence of fish makes it a paradise for fishermen. However, only members of the Association Fischerverein Tyrol are allowed to fish in this lake.
Altitude: 760 m a.s.l.
Surface: 31 hectares
Length: 200 m
Width: 50 m
Maximum depth: 3.5 m
Water sports: no