Winter hike to Lake Obernberg

The back Obernberg valley is perfectly suited for a comfortable winter hike, even with sledging fun on the way back.

The area around the Obernberger Tribulaun (2,780 m asl) is considered to be an area with guaranteed snow, just right for a little winter hike. Our starting point is the parking space at the head of the valley (chargeable) at the Waldruh Tavern. The path starts flat, crosses a forest and proceeds to an open meadow with a few wooden huts. Here the ascent for about 1 km starts, up to the Lake Obernberg.

The lake is divided into two halves, right in the middle the chapel “Maria am See” is located on a hill. A really magic scenery, with the Kleiner Tribulaun in the background and the surrounding winter landscape. We decide to walk around the lake. After a visit to the chapel we start our way back to our starting point where we stop off at the Waldruh Tavern to finish this gorgeous winter day in a comfortable way.

Please note: the section from the wooden huts up to the lake (approx. 1 km) is also a sledge run in winter. So it’s worth to take a sledge along and to pay attention to oncoming sledges while the ascent!

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Obernberg, head of the valley (Waldruh Tavern)
Trail route: Waldruh - Lake Obernberg - Waldruh
Markers: “Winterwanderweg”, sledge run, Lake Obernberg
Distance: about 6.5 km (in total)
Walking time: about 2 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 190 m
Altitude level: between 1,440 and 1,610 m asl
Experienced in: January 2016
Further information: Tourist Information Wipptal, phone: + 43 5272 6270

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