Pillersee in St Ulrich
Pillersee in St Ulrich

Lake Pillersee

Lake Pillersee, located in the homonymous valley, is a mountain lake in the Northern Limestone Alps where you can swim.

The Pillersee, which ows its origins to a rock avalanche occurred about 15,000 years ago, is located near St. Ulrich am Pillersee. Its name derives from the term "pillern", which in Austrian dialect defines water booming in spring or in case of storm. The lake is fed by mountain streams, rising in the Loferer Steinberge mountain chain and the Kitzbühel Alps.

Today, it is above all popular with fishers due to its richness in trouts. The fishing season starts in May and ends in September. And despite of the fact that the water temperature hardly ever exceeds 18 degrees C, there is a rowboat, pedal boat and SUP rental, and a freely accessible bathing establishment at the lakeside.

Hundreds of km of hiking trails and cycling paths await you in the surroundings of the Pillersee. If you are interested in culture, you can visit the St. Adolari Chapel dating back to 1407 AD, a small pilgrimage site. It boasts frescoes in the net-ribbed vault, which were layed open in the course of restaurations in 1957 representing the largest Gothic fresco cycle with pictures of Our Lady.


Altitude: 835 m a.s.l.
Surface: 30 hectares
Length: 1.6 km
Width: 300 m
Maximum depth: 7 m

Bathing: yes
Water sports: rowing, pedal boat, standup paddleboarding


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