Lake Schwarzsee

Between Kitzbühel and Reith, there is the idyllic lake Schwarzsee, located at 762 m asl.

Kitzbühel has got much more to offer than the “Streif” ski slope, a well-known tennis competition and the peak of the Kitzbüheler Horn. In the surroundings there is also Lake Schwarzsee, which is a moor lake situated some 2 km in the west of Kitzbühel along the Brixental Road in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. Via this road and the station of the Salzburg-Tyrol railway the lake is easily accessible.

The lake might not be that popular, but is considered to be one of the most beautiful and warmest lakes for bathing in the Alps. Not only due to its pleasant water temperature the lake made it’s mark. It is really perfect to enjoy a swim as well as the fantastic world of mountains in the surroundings, including the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain with its peaks which are higher than 2,000 metres. The open-air swimming pool includes a 34,000 sqm large lawn for sunbathing. Moreover you can rent boats. In the last years Lake Schwarzsee has been also venue for the swimming competitions of the Triathlon World Cup.

However, also in winter this lake is worth to be visited, as it is usually frozen over and therefore perfect for playing hockey and for ice skating. By the way: actually Lake Schwarzsee is emerald green (”schwarz” means “black” in German)!

Altitude: 762 m asl
Surface: 16 hectares
Maximum depth: 8 m

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