The Traualpsee in the Allgäu Alps, a small artificial lake used for generating electricity, is a popular destination for hikers
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Close to Tannheim in the eponymous valley, surrounded by the Allgäu Alps, there is Lake Traualp. This small artificial lake is part of the 18.2 sqkm large Vilsalpsee Nature Reserve, an important habitat for many animals and plants. Lake Vilsalp itself is located beneath Lake Traualp.
Today, Lake Traualp is a popular destination for hikers. Beyond the lake you can find the Landsberg Mountain Hut with the small Grüne Lache, that's to say the Green Pond, which makes this area even more pleasant. The refuge was built in 1929 and offers overnight accommodation. Afterwards, you can continue in 1.5 hours to Lake Vilsalp or - in 3 hours - to Lake Haldensee.
Sky, however, is the key word for those who love ballooning, hang-gliding and paragliding. In fact, the area round the Traualpsee is considered to be a paradise for those who love flying. They enjoy the lake and the Allgäu Alps from a different point of view...
Altitude: 1,631 m a.s.l.
Surface: 15 hectares
Length: 610 m
Width: 416 m
Water sports: no