The artificial lake Traualpsee is located in the beautiful Allgäu Alps and is a popular destination for hikers.
Close to Tannheim in the district of Reutte, which is surrounded by the Allgäu Alps, there is this small artificial lake (610 m long), used for generating electricity. Lake Traualpsee is part of the 18.2 sqkm large protected area Vilsalpsee. Lake Vilsalpsee itself is located beneath Lake Traualpsee.
However, Lake Traualpsee is a popular destination for hikers and beyond the lake you can find the Landsberger refuge with the small alpine pond Grüne Lache, which make this area even more pleasant. The refuge, situated at an altitude of 1,805 m asl, has been built in 1929 and offers overnight accommodation. Other popular hiking destinations are Lake Vilsalpsee, which can be reached from Lake Traualpsee in approx. 1.5 hours, and Lake Haldensee, which can be reached in approx. 3 hours.
So the well marked hiking paths, multifaceted routes and challenging mountain tours guarantee varied days in the open sky. Sky, that is also the key word for those who love ballooning, hang-gliding and paragliding. In fact the area round Lake Traualpsee is considered to be a paradise for those who love flying. Enjoy the lake and the Allgäu Alps from a different point of view!
Altitude: 1,631 m a.s.l.
Surface: 15 hectares