Between Kitzbühel and Reith, there is the idyllic Schwarzsee with its bathing establishment and the nature reserve on the shores
Kitzbühel has got much more to offer than the "Streif" ski slope, a well-known tennis competition and Mt. Kitzbüheler Horn. In the surroundings there is also the Schwarzsee, literally the Black Lake, which is a moor lake some 2 km in the west of Kitzbühel along the Brixental Road in the Kitzbühel Alps. Thanks to this road and the station of the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway, it is easily accessible.
The Schwarzsee is one of the most beautiful and warmest lakes for bathing in the Alps. Not only due to its pleasant water temperature in summer months, 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 municipal outdoor pool on its shores includes a 34,000 sqm large lawn for sunbathing with boat rental - another bathing establishment is located further east. Years ago, Lake Schwarzsee was venue for the swimming competitions of the Triathlon World Cup. However, also in winter it is worth a visit, as it is usually frozen and therefore perfect for playing hockey and for ice skating.
Altitude: 762 m a.s.l.
Surface: 16 hectares
Maximum depth: 8 m
Water sports: rowing, going with an electric boat, standup paddleboarding