Lake Wildensee

Lake Wildensee in East Tyrol is accessible within a beautiful walking tour along the Wildenkogelweg path.

In the municipal territory of Matrei in East Tyrol, in the Gschlösskamm ridge in the impressive Venediger Group, a mountain lake is located at 2,515 m asl. Lake Wildensee is a corrie lake, 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 Lake Löbbensee.

Lake Wildensee is accessible via the Wildenkogelweg path. It starts at the Matreier Tauernhaus hut at 1,511 m asl, the oldest mountain hut in this area, and proceeds first to Lake Löbbensee at 2,226 m asl and then further to Lake Eissee (Ice Lake). At about 2,600 m asl, off the Wildenkogelweg path, the trail proceeds cross-country towards south-east to Lake Wildensee. The peak of the above located Wildenkogel mountain offers a gorgeous panoramic view on the lake (see pic).

By the way: in East Tyrol numerous lakes were populated with fish in medieval times. So it is said, that 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

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