obernberger see dahinter kleiner tribulaun und obernberger tribulaun
obernberger see dahinter kleiner tribulaun und obernberger tribulaun

Winter hike to Lake Obernberg

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

The area around Mt. Obernberger Tribulaun (2,780 m a.s.l.) 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 round 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. 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!

Notice: The data indicated refer to the entire route, including return trip, on foot.

Author: AT

difficulty: easy tobogganing
  • Starting point:
    Obernberg, head of the valley (Waldruh Tavern)
  • Time required:
    02:00 h
  • Track length:
    6,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.443 m to 1.618 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +228 m | -228 m
  • Signposts:
    "Winterwanderweg", sledge run, Lake Obernberg
  • Destination:
    Lake Obernberg
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hike to Lake Obernberg

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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