The Lichtsee in the Nösslachjoch - Obernberger See - Tribulaune Nature Reserve is characterised by excellent water quality.
Image gallery: Lake Lichtsee
Lake Lichtsee is located in the north of the village Obernberg am Brenner. Its waters - of excellent quality, by the way - comes from the snowmelt and the rain, making the one hectare large lake one of the largest ones at this altitude in Tyrol. In this place nature is still unspoilt, and for this reason it also represents the habitat of numerous animal species, including dragonflies and trouts.
The Lichtsee, literally the Lake of Light, represents a popular hiking destination with families, as the ascent is rather easy. A walk from the valley to the lake takes you about 2.5 hours. Larches and spurces line the path, blueberries and cranberries grow in abundance at the southern lakeside.
Once reached the Lichtsee, you can enjoy a breathtaking view from the shores, including the Dolomites, the end of the Obernberg Valley and the majestic Tribulaun peak. However, bathing is not possible, as the water temperature reaches only 14 degrees C even in high summer.
Altitude: 2,100 m a.s.l.
Surface: 1.3 hectares
Maximum depth: 8 m
Water sports: no