The Wildsee with the respective Reither Moor Natural Reserve at the western lakeside is located near Seefeld in Tirol.
Image gallery: Lake Wildsee - Reither Moor
The Wildsee, literally the Wild Lake, has a long history: Already in 1022 AD, a "Sevelt" (field at the lake) was mentioned, which was probably referred to the lake itself. In the period of Maximilian I, it used to be mainly for fishing purposes. The lake moreover gave the name to the town of Seefeld (lake/field) and is today one of the most popular destinations in the Olympic Region of Seefeld.
At its lakeside, there are two bathing establishments, both popular meeting points in summer: the Summer World Strandperle and the Forest Pool Sonja. The water temperatures rise up to 20 degrees C, which means that a jump into these waters represents a real refreshment on hot summer days. At the western lakeside, however, there is a protected area of 3 hectares which can be reached in a plesant walk on a gravel path, starting from the Scharnitz road: the Reither Moor.
The flora of this high moor comprises creeping willows and peat bogs as well as dwarf-pines. What makes this area so special is also the sundew, which is a carnivorous plant. By the way, in the surroundings, there are two more lakes: the Weidachsee in Leutasch and Lake Mösern at the Wildmoos Plateau, which is venue for a natural phenomenon. Every few years, on the meadows, two lakes (Lake Wildmoos and Lake Lottensee) arise, in order to disappear in autumn.
Altitude: 1,180 m a.s.l.
Surface: 6.7 hectares
Length: 650 m
Width: 200 m
Maximum depth: 5 m
Water sports: pedalo-ing, standup paddleboarding