RS walchsee
RS walchsee

Lake Walchsee

Lake Walchsee, a popular lake for bathing, is located at the identically named village Walchsee.

Lake Walchsee has already been mentioned in the 14th century as “Walgsee” and “Walichsee”. The current name Walchsee derives from Roman descendants which used to be called “Wallen” or “Walchen”. The lake has become the symbol of the entire area and it is also the reason why the village is called in this way: Walchsee. Lake Walchsee is also part of the emblem of the village, illustrated as a blue wave.

With an average temperature of 24 degrees, this lake, boasting the highest water quality, is a popular excursion destination in the holiday area Kaiserwinkl. Numerous places for bathing (subject to charges) invite you to relax and enjoy. Popular activities are sailing, boating with the available paddle boats, electronic boats and pedalos as well as water skiing. The idyllic lake promenade invites you to make a pleasant walk along the lakeside. And those who aim higher can find numerous hiking destinations in the adjacent Kaiser Mountains.

On a penisula a at the west lakeside, there is a little moor with rare plant species, among which the bog rosemary and the cranberry. Additional to this area, in the north west of the village Walchsee there is the so called “Schwemm”, which is North Tyrol’s largest moor landscape, representing the habitat for rare animal and plant species. This area is for instance the only breeding habitat for common snipes. Also the sundew, a carnivorous plant, can be found in this area. Great parts of the moor are protected since 2008 and have been declared a “Natura 2000″ area.

Altitude: 654 m asl
Surface: 95 hectares
Maximum depth: 21 m

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