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Hike to Lake Plansee and Lake Heiterwang

Lake Plansee and Lake Heiterwang are situated between the foothills of the Ammergau Alps, only a few kilometres away from Breitenwang and Reutte. A rather long, but pleasant hike leads us through this beautiful natural scenery.

We start our hike in Breitenwang and follow the path no. 26 towards east, running parallel to the railway line. After crossing the Fern Pass road, the “Hurt am Schranken” path snakes its way through the forest until the junction with the Planseestrasse road.

We follow this asphalt road for one kilometre to the St. Hubertus Chapel and continue our walk along the edge of the forest to the Frauenbrünnle fountain and the shores of the Small Plansee lake (path no. 20). On the western bank of Lake Plansee, the trail no. 25 proceeds to the connection point with Lake Heiterwang. A bridge leads us to the southern shore of this “little brother” of Lake Plansee.

Across the meadows we hike on a wide path towards west and the camping ground of the Hotel Fischer am See. This rest point invites to a stop and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Afterwards, we follow the “um den Tauern” path (no. 8) uphill through the Lähnwald forest, and return to Breitenwang, our starting point.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Breitenwang near Reutte
Route: “Hurt am Schranken” forest path - Small Plansee lake - Lake Plansee - Lake Heiterwang - Hotel Fischer - Tauernhütte rest point - Lähnwald forest - Breitenwang
Signposts: no. 26, 20, 25, 8
Distance: approx. 16.5 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 360 m
Altitude level: between 850 and 1,180 m asl
Experienced in: August 2016

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