The Wildensee, or Wilden See, in East Tyrol is accessible within a beautiful walking tour along the Wildenkogel Trail.
Image gallery: Lake Wildensee
In the municipal territory of Matrei in Osttirol, in the mighty Venediger Group, a mountain lake is located at 2,515 m a.s.l. It's the Wildensee, a corrie lake, that's to say a lake located beneath a summit, which was carved out by glaciers. The lake is fed by a little above located glacial lake, and drains off into the below located Löbbensee.
You can reach Lake Wildensee via the Wildenkogel Trail: It starts at the Matreier Tauernhaus Hut at 1,511 m a.s.l., the oldest mountain hut in this area, and proceeds first to Lake Löbbensee and then further to the Eissee (Ice Lake). At about 2,600 m a.s.l., off the Wildenkogel Trail, the path proceeds cross-country towards south-east to Lake Wildensee. The peak of the above located Wildenkogel offers a gorgeous panoramic view on the lake (see pic).
In East Tyrol numerous lakes were populated with fish in medieval times. Also in Lake Wildensee Arctic chars are living - the population was confirmed in the course of an examination in the 1980s.
Altitude: 2,515 m a.s.l.
Surface: 10.9 hectares
Length: 435 m
Width: 335 m
Water sports: no