Zillergrund is also a tributary valley of the Zillertal, a charming valley of pastures, via which the lake can be reached.
Image gallery: Lake Zillergründl
At 1,850 m a.s.l. there is one of the five artificial lakes of the Zillertal valley, the Zillergründl Basin or Speicher Zillergründl, in German. For seven year, till 1987, the artificial lake was established, whose water masses today flow to the Häusling Power Plant and, after electricity being produced, farther on to Lake Stillup, another artificial lake about 35 km away (on the road) from Lake Zillergründl.
From Mayrhofen, an 18 km long toll road takes you to the artificial lake. On this road there is less traffic than on the famous Schlegeis Alpine Road - every day, only a limited number of cars is admitted. The road for public transport ends at the so-called Bärenbad at 1,450 m a.s.l. where also the public bus stops. The 4 km that are left to Lake Zillergründl can be overcome on foot, by the Bärenbad-Zillergründl Shuttle or by bike. For cyclists, the barrier has been opened and the longest tunnel on this road has been illuminated.
From the Zillergründl Basin, a beautiful trail takes you to the Plauener Mountain Hut at 2,364 m a.s.l., including fabulous views on the surrounding Zillertal Alps. Also the German TV series "Medicopter 117" was shot in part at the Zillergründl Basin.
Altitude: 1,850 m a.s.l.
Surface: 140 hectares
Maximum depth: 186 m
Water sports: no